University of Delaware - College of Engineering


REFORMAT Authorization Form

College of Engineering

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The reformat ERASES ALL DATA from your computer. ALL required data must be appropriately backed-up prior to reformat.


Please fill in your information:












Computer Information:
Please provide the below information, to the best of your knowledge, so we can identify which computer you would like us to reformat.













Please list the owner of the computer: This is normally the person who bought the computer, or who "owns" the data on the computer. Students normally list their faculty advisor. Staff need to obtain authorization from department chairs, directors or managers. Visitors and guests obtain authorization from sponsoring faculty. You can list their full name or an email address. The sponsor will be contacted and have to approve this request.



Data Back-up: All important data MUST be backed-up up prior to the IT group reformatting this computer. This includes data that other people might have saved to your PC, including members of a research group, your advisor or by any prior people who used this computer.

If you would like the IT group to back-up any information on this computer, like firefox bookmarks, Internet Explorer favorites, Outlook local mail folders, desktop files, files in your documents folder, or any other information, you MUST list it below. Please be as descriptive as possible. We highly recommend that you do your own back-ups in addition to asking us to back up your files.

Please list the files/folders that you would like the IT group to back-up off of this computer:

Other Information
If you have any other information or comments that you would like to include then please do so below.

IT Ticket Number
If an IT Help Request has already been entered into our system for this request, and you know the ticket number, please list it below:


Applicant's acknowledgment: Please type your full name and date below to acknowledge that you have read and understand this form and that you authorize the IT group to reformat your computer.