Windows

NMU ThinkPads with NMU LTE hardware installed can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot to provide Internet access to Wi-Fi capable devices. NMU issued ThinkPad...
When you click on an email address on a web page or other location you may be prompted to allow the application to open Microsoft Outlook or some...
There are times when you may want to change your computer’s power options to increase performance, decrease energy consumption, or assure the...
To view or change microphone and speaker settings and names, follow the instructions below. Though this page uses Windows 10, the steps are...
Though these instructions use Windows 10, the instructions are comparable to earlier versions of Windows.  1. To change or verify your time and date...
If some windows and applications on your desktop appear blurry (but not all) it's likely because your computer has a high-DPI (dots per inch) display...
Windows is Microsoft's operating system, which comes pre-installed on all NMU-issued Thinkpads. The HelpDesk currently supports Windows versions 7, 8...
Track Changes is a built in feature in Microsoft Word which allows you to see the changes that were made to the document. To view changes, or to edit...
A hard coded IP address is an IP address manually assinged in the settings of your machine that does not change. Unlike a dynamic address that can...
Adaptive brightness is a a feature in Windows that uses an ambient light sensor to automatically ajust your screen's brightness to your surroundings...
Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keystrokes that allow you to quickly perform an action. They are useful and often great time-savers. This page...
NMU issued desktops and ThinkPad notebooks are configured with Automatic Updates, which means that each computer regularly communicates with a local...
You can add multiple user accounts to your computer, each with its own password and other settings, or change the settings for your existing accounts...
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...
File History is a Windows 8 application that continuously backs up specific files. This article walks you though the process of using File History to...
The size, location, and icons on the taskbar can be changed to fit your needs. This article will guide you through the three processes below. Though...
Sticky notes are already on your NMU ThinkPad and are useful tools for remembering information. Once you write on a sticky note it will contain that...
The sounds that Windows makes on Startup, when a program is closed, or during other program events can be changed. The following steps outline this...
The Windows screen saver can be changed to fit your personalization preferences. The steps below cover the process of changing the screen saver.  1....
File History feature replaces Backup and Restore in previous versions of Windows and currently exists in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10. It is an application...
All NMU issued MacBooks have two partitions, Macintosh HD and Windows. Some programs will only work on the windows partition. In order to use these...
Windows Voice Recorder is a simple, easy to use tool built into the Windows 10 operating systems to record audio. It is a great tool that you can use...
The HelpDesk is now offering Remote Assistance services to customers using the Windows operating system on NMU issued desktops computers or on NMU...
Occasionally the Windows software on NMU issued machines may state that it is not activated or genuine (especially if you haven't connected to an on-...
There are many ways to back up your computer, but the drag and drop method is one way to do this. It is recommended that you do a back-up at least...
Exchange accounts are granted to faculty, and staff members upon request to the NMU Helpdesk. An exchange account allows you to share calendars with...
You can change the applications associated with file types and protocols so that they open in your preferred app or program.  Here's a list of...
Occasionally, you may want to perform an advanced search to find large files somewhere on your computer. Choose a Windows version to get started. ...
Some programs and services, such as Ultratime, are only available when on a campus connection. The VPN client, when connected using your NMU login...
You can choose what displays on the notification area of the taskbar. 1. Right-click on the date and time display on the taskbar and select "...

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