Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015
usually requires that you have permission to administer your computer.
You can request that you get "Local Administrator" rights to your computer
by sending an email to tachelp.
Once you have the right, if you still can't install the software, it is
possible that the software requires the actual Administrator account
installs the software. In that case, send an email to either
We have some licenses of
popular software reserved for faculty and staff use. A list of such
software is forthcoming. In the meantime, please send
email to csslab.
- C: drive failure
Software is normally installed to your C: drive. This is where it should be
installed as well, but if your C: drive fails, you will have to re-install
all of your installed applications again. Computer Services
would set you up with a new disk drive
and install the operating system and the standard set of
applications. Also, you will most likely lose any settings or configuration
you have made, since they are placed in the Windows registry.
- Default save location
The default location to save files is often on the C: drive. This is not
a good place to save anything since it is not backed up. You should save all
private files to the H: drive and all shared files to the "S:\SET_of_Technology" directory.
- Other operating systems
Computer Services is very familiar with Windows-based and Mac-based operating systems, but
has little or no experience with any others.
If you have a problem setting up a Linux system,
send email to csslab
and we will try to help.
|15 Sep 2015
||Updated for different drives and email addresses
|23 Oct 2002