Off-Boarding for Graduates

As of 4:00PM on May 7th, 2021, the ownership of the school provided laptop has been transferred to its respective cohort. Because it is no longer owned by the school, the licensing of the software will be affected. This document contains instructions on how to remove the affected software, reset the computer to factory settings (if desired), and take the computer off the school’s domain. If anything is missing from this document or you require further support, please submit a ticket here.

NOTE: Your Microsoft Office 365 subscription (Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive, etc.) will be valid until June 30th, 2021. Please use this grace period to back up your files from OneDrive to an external storage device. After June 30th, the files will no longer be available to you. We will provide information concerning your email account in a future communication.

All programs that have expiring credentials are listed in “To Uninstall Programs” and bolded.

There are two main ways to remove the school provided software: You can reimage your computer completely or you can uninstall programs one at a time to get rid of what will not work, or you do not want.

Please disconnect your computer from the ad.bcomnm.org network domain. Failure to do so could result in the loss of data and/or the ability to log into your computer.

To minimize the possibility of losing data, please complete the following procedure: Migrating User Profile

This process will restore the computer to factory settings and remove all programs added to the computer. However, it will keep all Windows updates and your personal files.

NOTE: This process will only keep personal files, all programs will be removed, please consider the programs you use before beginning.

If you would like to keep some of the programs, please go to the section below labeled “To Uninstall Programs”.

  1. Plug your charger into your computer.
  2. Click on the Start Menu and then click on the gear on the left side (Settings) or right click on the Start Menu button and select Settings.
  3. In the Windows Settings window, click on Update & Security.
  4. On the left side, click on Recovery.
  5. Under Reset this PC, click on Get Started.
  6. In the popup window, click on Keep my files (unless you want to delete your account).
  7. Click Next.
  8. The window will say Ready to reset this PC. This is your last chance to cancel this operation. You may click on List of apps to be removed to make sure you are not wiping out any program you may want to keep. Once you are ready, click Reset.
  9. Now, you wait. It will take a bit of time (up to 30 minutes) but once it is done, besides your account, your computer will be reset to factory settings. When you log in, there should be a file on your desktop called Removed Apps to see exactly what has been removed from your computer.

When uninstalling programs, be careful to NOT uninstall programs which you do not know. They may be vital for Windows to run properly.

  1. Click on the Start Menu and then click on the gear on the left side (Settings) or right click on the Start Menu button and select Settings.
  2. In the Windows Settings window, click on Apps.
  3. Click on a program you do not want on your computer anymore (or that doesn’t work anymore).
  4. It should expand the selection to include a button labeled Uninstall. Click on Uninstall.
  5. A small window should appear that includes an Uninstall button. Click on Uninstall.
  6. Your computer may bring up a window asking, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click Yes.
  7. Continue through the prompts the program gives you until it uninstalls itself. Reboot your computer if the uninstaller requests it.

There are many different prompts which may come up depending on the app’s uninstall program. They are usually straightforward as to what you need to do to uninstall. It usually consists of clicking Uninstall and perhaps some questions or the need to hit Next several times. This document does NOT cover each uninstaller for every program.

Here is a list of all the programs which may reside on your computer which were installed by us and are safe to uninstall. Do not worry if any of the programs in the list are not on your computer.

The programs which we installed changed as we learned what you needed so you may not have every program on the following list. However, the bolded program names in the list have licenses provided by the school and will no longer work properly after the given date:

  • Adobe Acrobat DC (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe After Effects (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe Bridge (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • Adobe Illustrator (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe InDesign (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe Lightroom (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe Photoshop (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro (June 30th 2021)
  • Adobe SpeedGrade (June 30th 2021)
  • Anki
  • AirMedia
  • Canon Office Printer Utility
  • Crestron AirMedia
  • Examplify
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Office (June 30th 2021)
  • Microsoft Teams (June 30th 2021)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Panopto
  • RadiAnt (Can still use, but will not be supported)
  • SofTest 12.0
  • SofTest v11
  • VitalSource Bookshelf
  • Vue
  • Webroot SecureAnywhere
  • Zoom
  1. First, you must uninstall all Adobe software provided by the Creative Cloud app. To do this click on the link and follow the instructions: A guide on how to uninstall Adobe Creative Cloud Applications.
  2. Hit the Windows key on your keyboard and start typing add remove until your see Add or remove programs as the best match. Click on Add or remove programs.
  3. In the Apps & features window, scroll through the list until your find Adobe Creative Cloud. Click on this and then click the Uninstall button.
  4. Follow the uninstaller instructions: Click Uninstall on the new window. When it completes, click OK.