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Academic Technology Launchpad: Windows / PCs

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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Campus Computers: Windows

Most campus Windows/ PC computers, both physical and virtual, have Windows 7 and Office 2013

Summer 2017 - computers will be updated to Windows 10 and Office 2016

All our libraries have Windows 7 laptops available for student use in the libraries. These laptops cannot be taken out of the libraries.

The Truax library has  Windows 10 / Office 2016 laptops available for student use in the library.

There is a Windows 10 / Office 2016 virtual desktop for students in Windows 10 courses. The business desktop also has Office 2016.

 For more information, check with library staff at the library help desks.

Personal Computers

Save and Backup

fileway logoSave your work early and often, and backup your files. 

Save to your network H drive or Home Directory, a USB drive, and/or email a copy to yourself.

Do Not save to the hard drive or desktop of a campus computer. Your work will not be saved.

Books and Resources

Our libraries have a variety of books and e-books, which can help you with Windows, Microsoft Office, or other software and technology.

Sample Print Book Titles: Windows 10 to Windows 7:

eBooks and Tutorials

A few sample Windows titles from our Safari e-books collection:

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cover artWindows 7 Simplified by: Paul McFedries

cover artVisual QuickStart Guide: Microsoft Windows 7 by: Chris Fehily