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Registering a Computer on NMU's Network

  • Computers must be connected to the network to be registered. Registering your computer or device allows you to access the internet without restricitons to nmu.edu pages. You must have an active NMU...

Registering Apple Products

  • In order for you to use your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to stream music or browse the web on the NMU network, you will need to register the device on the network.    1. Connect to NMU through the...

Rehearsing timings in PowerPoint

  • You can rehearse your presentation to make sure that it fits within a certain time frame. While you rehearse, use the Rehearse Timings feature to record the time that you need to present each slide,...

Reimage

  • The NMU MacBooks and ThinkPads are already pre-imaged wth the NMU software image when it is issued to you. If your comptuer needs the NMU software image restored or updated you will need to bring it...

Remote Support

  • To assure security, the HelpDesk WILL NOT be contacting you requesting to use remote assistance. You have to initiate the call to the HelpDesk yourself. During the call you can ask or the HelpDesk...

Remove a network bridge

  •        In the Start menu, left click once on "Control Panel" and select "Network and Sharing Center" from the list. On the left pane of the new window, select "Change adapter settings."...

Remove a printer on the MacBook

  • 1. Click on the "Apple" menu icon in the upper right of the screen and select "System Preferences..." from the menu.         2. Select the printer you want to remove and click the "-" minus sign...

Removing Spyware from My Computer

  • The following information is only applicable to those running Windows on their ThinkPad or Desktop computers as MAC OS X is inherently resistant to Spyware. Both NMU-leased Windows and OSX machines...

Repair a Profile in Outlook

  •   If an error on opening Outlook states that there is an error with a pst file you can repair this file. However, this is a potentially long process depending on the size of your mail file. Though...

Requesting an Alumni Account

  • The NMU Alumni Association office offers alumni "E-mail for Life," a free, full-service email account through the Google Education system available to all alumni of Northern Michigan University....

Resetting your Internet Browser

  • The reasons why you would reset your browsor would be if you are having problems accessing web pages, and it works in another browser you can go through resetting the browser that isn't working...

Restoring Deleted Files

  • If you accidently deleted a file or folder you did not want to delete, you can easily restore it to its' original location. Double-click the "Recycle Bin" located on your desktop Select the...

Restoring files from a backup CD/DVD

  •   1. Insert the disk you'd like to move files from. A window should pop up showing the contents. Drag that window to the right side of the screen and release to snap it to that half.  If you have...

Restoring files from external device

  • After a backup or switch to a new computer, you may want to restore files to the computer from the external hard drive or external memory device where you backed them up. Though these instructions...

Run an Online Degree Evaluation

  • A Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) Online Degree Evaluation analyzes your coursework and academic progress against your degree requirements so you know what you have completed and...

Saving a PowerPoint as a Video

  • If you'd like to save and play a PowerPoint on a video, create or open your powerpoint and follow these steps.   1. With your PowerPoint open, click the "File" tab on the ribbon menu.       2. Click...

Saving and Exporting a Word document as a PDF file

  • With the newest version of Microsoft Office 2013, you are able to save and export regular word documents as PDF files.  1. With the document that you want to export/save as a PDF open, select "File...

Saving Printer Settings

  • These instructions are meant to help save network printer settings when changing computers or transferring files to a new computer. See your printer manufacturer's website for configuring a new...

Scanning With Windows Defender

  • Windows Defender is a Microsoft program that helps your computer combat malware. Although defender will often prompt for you to run a scan or it will run its scans automatically, you can run a...

Schedule a Detailed Meeting in Outlook

  • When you create a meeting in Outlook, you are actually creating a meeting request. The request is sent out by e-mail to the prospective meeting participants, who respond by accepting or declining the...

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