HOW TO: Recycle your old computers and devices

earth_recycleShow your love for the globe by getting rid of your old technology in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

Step 1: Back up files or data you want to keep

Use the backup utilities that are built into Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 to transfer files from your old computer to your new one.

If you’re getting rid of a computer that is running Windows 8, use File History.

Step 2: Remove personal information from your computer or device

If you use a Microsoft Certified Refurbisher, they will help you remove your data and help you donate your equipment to people in need around the world.

Read more here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2014/04/22/how-to-recycle-your-old-computers-and-devices-for-earth-day.aspx