If the hard drive wipe was the only thing they forgot to do, I agree that it is of course not a huge deal. However, as I mentioned in my original post, it does make me a little concerned that if they forgot to do that step of the refurbishing process that other steps may have been forgotten as well. I hope not. I am not attempting to blow this out of proportion or state that the device is unacceptable to me. Guess I posted it here because this was the only place that came to mind.
I beg to differ. A machine with pirated software is far more likely to have malware or viruses lurking on it. I'd consider the machine compromised even if Windows were reinstalled.
I agree, but that's something that can be easily rectified: reinstall Windows and wipe the HDD in the process.
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