End of the Year Laptop Return

For many students attending Northwest Missouri State University the laptop program offered here at Northwest was very helpful. Many of the students do not own a personal laptop and have become dependant on the one provided by the university. As the end of the year approaches, many are unaware of how they are affected. If a student [more…]

PERT position to be eliminated after 2011-2012 school year

Due to financial reasons and department restructuring, the PERT position will no longer exist after this year. Do not fear, though– technical support will still be available through other sources on campus. The B.D. Owens library will provide hel

Tips & Tricks — March

Computers can be infected with many kinds of viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Viruses mainly attack when the internet is being used. By following simple tricks and techniques a world of e-hurt can be prevented. Avoid email viruses Use common sense before downloading any email attachment from email, even if it is from a friend [more…]

Tips and Tricks — January

Welcome to this month’s edition of Tips and Tricks, brought to you by your favorite Client Computing student staff (the PERTs if that was not obvious)! Many students are needing to change to a new password after coming back from break. To do this, press CTRL + ALT + DEL, and select the “Change a [more…]

Tips and Tricks — December

Keyboard Shortcuts Windows + E: Opens “My Computer” Windows + M: Minimizes all windows in the taskbar Windows + R: Opens the “Run” dialog box Ctrl + Z: Undo option in the edit menu

Are you protected?

The Northwest laptops come pre-installed with a great anti-virus program, Microsoft Forefront Client Security; however, is it enough to keep a computer safe? The truth is that even a great program like Microsoft Forefront Client Security does not catch all of the destructive programs that have been written. Northwest suggests a few programs that students [more…]