How To Convert Work Laptop To Personal Laptop

Posted 2 years ago in TECHNOLOGY.

In this article, we will show you the 3 simplest and most popular ways on how to convert work laptop to personal laptop.

How To Convert Work Laptop To Personal Laptop

At present, we get huge messages with a question about how to convert work laptop to personal if I want to use it at home. Today you are also here and looking for ways to convert your work laptop to a personal laptop. Even if you’re unaware of a laptop’s options and settings, doing so can be difficult for you.

However, there are even times you don’t get simple ways of how to convert a company used laptop for personal use. But we can make sure there are several ways to convert done. After vast research, we have already done it in a few simple ways that are shown to you in this article.

Why Convert Work Laptop to Personal Laptop?

You may have just retired from your office work. As a result, the office gave you the laptop as a gift that you used to work in the office. Or it’s yours but you used it to work for office purposes. Now you’re quiet and offered an opportunity to work from home.

Maybe you have bought a second-hand laptop that was previously used for official purposes.

However, you got an old office laptop that you no longer need for your office purposes. In some cases, these laptops are full of company software, company scheduling, or folders. Whatever the laptop is you are just several ways away to reset the company laptop for personal use.

How to Convert Work Laptop to Personal Laptop?

Honestly, there are a few ways to make convert the work laptop into a personal laptop. But we have done vast research on this topic and would like to show you 3 ways that are all-time ways. For converting done, you need to choose one way from the following 3 things.

  • Convert work laptop to personal laptop by entire memory formatting or deleting?
  • Convert work laptop to personal by formatting or deleting only laptop Drive-C?
  • Or Convert work laptop to personal by keeping some of office documents or files?

Important: By following these 3 simple ways, you can easily make do what you need to convert your work laptop to a personal laptop.

Step-1: Convert work laptop to personal by entire memory formatting or deleting!

This method can be the best way to convert work laptop into personal laptop. Because formating entire Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD) and then reinstalling new Windows, which will delete all of your work files, software, and settings that were on the laptop when it was used for office work. In this way, the passwords or login information will be also deleted that was stored on the device.

Sometimes, there’re some files and documents which are very important to you. Which files you want to preserve anyhow. Before you format the laptop’s hard disk drive and reinstall Windows, you can backup all of your important files by transferring them into a pen drive or other devices. Once you have done it, you can proceed with formatting or reinstalling Windows.

For proceeding, you will require a Windows CD/DVD or a USB flash drive with Windows files (that you can download from the web). In this method, you can also partition your hard disk drive as your own.

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Step-A: Reset the Computer1. Go to “Start” > “Settings” > “Update & Security” > “Recovery”.
2. Under the PC option”, tap “Get Started”.
3. Click on “Keep my files” Full Steps on Video…!!!
Step-B: Create an Installation Disk1. Download “Media Creation Tool” from Microsoft web.
2. Select “Create installation media for another PC”.
3. Choose the language, edition, and architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) for Windows 10, Full Steps on Video…!!!
 

Step-2: Convert work laptop to personal by formatting or deleting only laptop Drive-C!

During the Windows reinstalling, you can only format the Drive-C of your work laptop and prepare the laptop for personal use. Because when a laptop is used for office purposes, all installed software remains in C-Drive. So by this way done, all installed software and files will delete from the laptop.

Then if you need to delete unnecessary files from other drives or partitions, you can simply delete them by selecting one to one. For that, you’ll not need to make partition the HDD/SSD storage. As well as deleting all company files and software, you can make settings and login details as your own.

Whatever the reason, this can be the easiest way to format the drive-C partition and also format/delete all the software files that were installed previously in your workplace. Full steps on this video to convert work laptop to personal by formatting or deleting only laptop Drive-C.

Step-3: Or Convert work laptop to personal by keeping your documents or files!

In this method, you just need to factory reset your Windows operating system. So if you’re going to use a work laptop to convert into a personal laptop, but keeping your files and documents. This method may be one of the solutions you might want to try without losing any data.

Now let’s show how we can reset our Windows 10 without losing any data. So for that you need to go:

Workable SolutionsStep-by-step Troubleshooting
Reset the Computer1. Go to “Start” > “Settings” > “Update & Security” > “Recovery”.
2. In the Recovery, you need to click “Get Started”.
3. Then click on “Keep my files”.
4. Now just click on “Reset”.
5. Once completing, you’re done. Here is Full Steps on Video…!!!

What Things You Should Keep in Mind?

1. What I’ll need to get done this job?

All you need is a pen drive or a Windows CD and an internet connection to convert your work laptop to a personal laptop.

2. Do I need to back up my work files and documents?

If you think that some of the work files and documents are important to you, then you can keep them on a pen drive or separate device as a backup. Otherwise, you should go through the hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) formatting.

3. Should I keep my personal and work data separate?

Since you got the laptop from Office, and you want to do the entire HDD/SSD format and partition with Windows reinstall. So if some files and documents are needed for you, then they should be kept separate on other devices.

Conclusion

As we know there are a lot of reasons why you want to convert your work laptop to a personal laptop. Maybe you want to use personal settings, software, domains, and login details that were previously used for office work. As well as you also want to delete all the work files and documents from the laptop.

However, the first thing is you need to make sure that you want to keep your work files and documents or Not. If you want to keep them, then you should go through the one way. And if you don’t want to keep them, then you need to go through another way.

But, we always suggest anyone go through formating and reinstalling new windows. So that you don’t face any problems like office IT harassment, office blame, third-party software, virus, or something like wrong. Sometimes your office IT can get access to your laptop if they keep and use your laptop IP.

 

Ashish Mondal

Living in Bangladesh

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