Computer Replacement Preparation Checklist

You should consider the following points before you receive a replacement (or refreshed) computer and complete all that apply to you.

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  • Make a list of all special software you use that is not available to you via self-service and send it to ITS so it can be installed on your replacement (or refreshed) computer.
  • Make a list of software you will need to install via self-service methods once you receive your replacement or refreshed computer.
  • Back up (copy) all locally-stored files to appropriate locations (OneDrive, Google Drive File Stream, iCloud, a shared departmental folder on Middfiles, and/or a personally-owned device).
  • Set up syncing of web browser favorites/bookmarks (or export them to a file you store in the cloud).
  • Note the names of all printers you use; you will need to reinstall them.
  • Consider Outlook. Note the names of all other mailboxes you use, including ones for faxing. Do you use many different email signatures or have customized views you need to save?
  • Think about other customizations you have made. Are any so extensive you could not simply recreate them? (Office templates, Quick Access Toolbars, autocorrect entries, and Ribbons are stored locally.)
  • Backup and deauthorize iTunes if appropriate.

Related: Backing Up Your Data

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