I received 2 identical refurbished units from Asus. They both had prior customer data and settings. (ie they didn't wipe them)
One would not boot the win7 OS, but booting a live CD I saw customer data in Documents and the email client had been set up. The other did boot but into a German locale, and I needed a password if I had wanted to get to a desktop.
In both cases I wiped the drives clean to the bone with Darik's boot-n-nuke, as these were to be set up as servers running Linux.
Ironically, they were purchased without an OS, that's the main reason we selected these two. Yet they both had win7, I could have used the recovery partition and had "free" win7 boxes.
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