Windows 10

Installing Remote Desktop on Windows

    *Step 1 and 2 require access to your UConn Windows workstation Step 1: Enable Remote Desktop on Your University Device If you already have your computer configured to receive remote desktop protocol connections: e.g., you connect remotely already through a virtual private network (VPN connection), you can skip steps 1 and 2 and […]

Mapping a Personal (P:) Drive on Windows

Windows 10 You must be on the UCONN Network, if you are not you will have to connect to the UCONN Network using the University’s VPN Client. Click on the Windows Start Button Right Click on File Explorer Click on More Click on Map Network Drive (may take a couple of clicks) Drive: Choose P: […]

Finding the MAC Address on Windows

Windows 7 1. Click the Start button. In the search bar, type CMD and click enter. 2. Click Command Prompt. 3. Type “ipconfig/all” and hit enter. 4. To determine the Wired MAC address, scroll to the Physical Address listed under Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection. 5. To determine the Wireless MAC address, scroll to the Physical Address listed under Ethernet Adapter Wireless Network Connection.     Windows 8 1. Navigate […]

Adding or Removing Programs in Windows

Uninstalling programs can help clear up hard drive space and remove potential malware. Always be very careful with what you are uninstalling and make sure to restart the computer when prompted.   1. Access the search menu. Windows 7, 10: Click Windows key on the keyboard Windows 8.1: Click Windows key + S on the keyboard 2. Type […]

Activating Windows Operating System

Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 Common Errors   Windows 7 1. Click the Start Button in the bottom left corner. 2. Right click on Computer and select Properties from the drop down list. 3. At the bottom of the system properties window, there will be an activation status under the Windows Activation heading. If […]

Managing Updates in Windows

Getting to Windows Update Windows 7 1. Click on the Windows button (found on the keyboard with the Windows logo). 2. You should now see a search bar in the lower left corner (Windows 7). 3. Click in the search bar, and search for Control Panel 4. In the Control Panel window, click on the System and Security. 5. […]

Setting a User Password in Windows

  Windows 7 Open Start Menu, and then click Control Panel. In the Control Panel, open the User Accounts and Family Safety Icon. In the User Accounts and Family Safety window open User Accounts. Select your account, and click Remove your password. Type the old password in to remove the password. Click either Change your password or Create a password for your user account. […]