The following are tips for using the Windows operating system on the PC.
Keep your PC running smoothly by running regular maintenance! Check out the Windows Maintenance page.
Subject: Windows 8 demo
Description: Video from Microsoft on their new operating system.
Subject: Customizing the Start menu
Description: Got stuff on your Start menu you don't use? How about stuff you'd like to see on your Start meu? With Windows 7, you can easily customize the Start menu to suit your needs.
Subject: Teleworking at CWU
Description: Need to access the CWU network from home? What about your GroupWise e-mail? You may have already done so through the Wildcat Connection but what about using the VPN? Turn your home computer into a work computer with a few simple steps.
Subject: Computing Orientation instructions for staff
Description: New to campus or just want a refresher on computing at Central? Check this page out for the basics of the CWU network: accessing files from campus and from home; what are the network drives; how are the network drives backed up, etc. Also, a brief overview of GroupWise, as well as the computing resources on campus, e.g. Help Desk, Multimedia Technology and Instructional Support, and the Web office. The above link goes to the training page site where you can also sign up for the hands-on class or just pick your computer type to view the online version.
Subject: Adding a Network Printer on a PC with Windows 7
Description: Instructions for configuring your PC (Windows 7) to print to a network printer.
Subject: Adding a Network Printer on a PC
Description: Instructions for configuring your PC (Windows XP) to print to a network printer.
Subject: PC Computing Orientation instructions for students
Description: Students can check this page out for the basics of the computing while at CWU. Learn about accessing files from campus and from home; what are the network drives; and what you can and can't save to the network. Also, a brief overview of GroupWise, as well as the computing resources on campus, e.g. Help Desk, Resnet, Safari, and the Web office.
Subject: The Windows Taskbar
Description: You know that bar at the bottom of your screen with the Start button on it? You use it everyday but here are some usage tips you may not be aware of.
Subject: I Can't Find My Files For The Trees!
Description: At CWU, we all have access to the Novell Network. This network uses a tree structure to keep files and programs organized. Check out how the tree structure works, and where your files really go when you save them.
Subject: File extensions
Description: A file extension is what comes after the "." dot in a file name. These extensions tell the operating system how to deal with the file and can give you a hint as to what the file type is and if it's something you can use like a document file or something to avoid like a system file.
Subject: Terminology - Bits and Bytes
Description: Getting a mega-headache trying to figure out what a megabyte is? What's the difference between a bit and a byte? How big exactly is a Gigabyte?