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  • ITS HELP DESK

    itshelp@hamline.edu
    651-523-2220

    Help Desk Hours:

    M-F     7:30a.m. - 10:00p.m.
    Sat 7:30a.m. - 6:30p.m.
    Sun 12:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

     (all times Central)

    Mailstop:

    MS-C1923
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104


  •  Windows7logo Windows 7 is the latest release of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PCs.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE IN REGARDS TO WINDOWS 7 FILE LOCATIONS:
    As part of the Windows 7 rollout a small but significant change was made in regards to where some of your file types are saved. Prior to Windows 7, My Pictures,My Music and My Videos were set to be saved on your I: drive (unless you specifically saved them to another location or changed the default location within the application). Once you were upgraded to Windows 7 your My Pictures, My Music and My Videos  are set to be saved on your local C: hard drive.
    We are currently reviewing this setup. Notification will be sent if further changes are made. Our apologies if this has created confusion or inconvenience in your case. Please remember, you can save your files to any location that you have access to which has adequate space allowance.

    NOTIFICATION IN REGARDS TO LOADING AND USING APPLICATIONS WITHIN WINDOWS 7:
    If you do not see an application that you need or use in the Start Menu please click on the Install Programs shortcut (located on the Windows desktop) and look for programs you can either INSTALL (program must go through an install process and remains permanently on the computer) or RUN (program runs as soon as it loads but does not remain permanently on computer-disappears after reboot). 

    Windows 7 is coming to Hamline:

      After you install Windows 7, use this Tips for using Windows 7 at Hamline  

    • Windows 7 is coming to Hamline.
           

      Labs & Podiums 

    All Finished  
     

      Staff 

    80% done; scheduling in process;
    Estimated completion date: end of year 2011
     

      Faculty 

    10% done upon request;
    Scheduling of individual appointments to begin J-term
    Estimated completion date: end of Spring Term 2012
    • All Hamline supported PC, i.e. MRP computers with Node Numbers  will require a complete rebuild/re-image
    • Windows 7 looks and runs very similar to Windows XP in regards to the user. 
    • Users who have software applications that are not supported by ITS or CTL need to check whether their applications (and hardware at home) will be compatible with Windows 7.  Please use the Upgrade Advisor to check compatibility.
    • These new changes  from Windows XP to Windows 7 will be mostly superficial for the end users and  your experience will be affected very little.
     

    A total of 843 computers have been upgraded to Windows 7 as of 20Dec2011  

     

      Why Windows 7?

    • Windows XP support ends in early 2014
    • Security: connect to Hamline networks more securely.
    • Improved performance: start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often.
    • A new, better and more intuitive interface
    • Browse the web easily and more safely
    • Other improved functionality

    See what's possible with Windows 7

    TourW7
      Tour Windows 7 
       videosw7 
      Watch Windows 7 Videos  
       
    features
      Windows 7 features  
     Top10W7 
     Top 10 reason to get Windows 7  
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