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Uninstalling Citrix and other network/admin

 
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salelnel



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Uninstalling Citrix and other network/admin Reply with quote

Hi there,

I am new to this forum and a bit of a computer novice, so I would really appreciate any help from those more knowledgeable!

I have been given a spare laptop from work which I can use solely for personal use. It has previously been a office networked laptop however, and also has remote Citrix Neighbourhood programming on it. In essence, I'm am trying to find out how I take all of that off there.

I use this laptop predominantly for MSOffice and web browsing, so all the programming and networking/admin stuff hasn't been a problem and I have been simply logging on as if it is still a work computer to use it (Ctrl Alt Delete etc).

However, I have downloaded a few things and my problem is that I have an error message that comes up now which tells me that I have exceeded my profile storage limit and cannot log off. I have therefore decided to remove all traces of the work network so my laptop just looks like a normal home PC!

Is there an easy way to do this? I was thinking of restoring factory settings but I'm worried this will remove MSOffice and the like. The laptop is an IBM Lenovo - it was originally set up for Vista, but the IT guys at work changed it all to XP for the network.

I hope I have provided sufficient detail. Please help, I am completely clueless! Thanks.
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JonS



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you restore it, you will lose everything. But then as the software belongs to your office you have no legal right to use it anyway, the software is only licenced for use within that business. The laptop is no longer there. In fact, the copy of XP is now probably invalid also

Trying to get the admin restrictions off can be hard, in some cases impossible. If they've used a system policy you've no chance.

My view is, wipe it and start again. Restore it to Vista (which the machine will have a licence sticker for). If you them want office software, download Open Office for free
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