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How to restart your computer remotely

If you work from home using Remote Desktop and need to restart your computer you'll find that the "Restart" option is gone from the Start menu. In order to remotely restart your computer you'll need to follow these steps:

How to acquire software for your computer

If you need software for your computer, Instructional Computing's Software Depot has a vast library of software for both Mac and Windows at (usually discounted) educational prices. https://secureweb.ic.ucsb.edu/softwaredepot/login/

Here is a sample of some of their most popular software:

How to setup PowerPoint with a projector

To configure Microsoft PowerPoint to work with a projector in presentation mode, follow these steps:

How to set up DHCP in Windows

  • First, check to see if TCP/IP is already pre-installed. 
  • To check:
    1. Open the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder (Click on the Start button, select the Settings menu, and select Network and Dial-Up Connections).
    2. Double-click the Local Area Connection icon.

How to temporarily map a network drive

  1. Go to the Start menu and click Run...

     
  2. In the dialog box that appears, type \\servername\sharename
    i.e. \\fileserver.isber.ucsb.edu\isber-public

How to map a network drive in Windows

  1. Open My Computer. This can either be found on your Desktop or in the Start menu.
  2. Select Tools from the menu and click on Map Network Drive.

     
  3. Enter the path to the folder or server you would like to connect to.
    i.e. \\fileserver.isber.ucsb.edu\isber-public
  4. Check the Reconnect at logon box.

     

How to maintain Windows

  • Do not install any software you don't need.
  • Do not install device drivers unless the device does not function without the software.
  • Only install compatible drivers for your operating system (Windows 2000 drivers for Windows 2000, and Windows XP drivers for Windows XP)
  • Check http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ weekly, if updates are available install them and reboot
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