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Microsoft Software Required for School of Business Classes
Open a web browser (preferably Internet Explorer)
Click the link to "Sign In"
Click on the "Register" button
Enter in your University of Connecticut email address as it was provided to you.
In most cases it should be your full firstname dot full lastname and append @uconn.edu
Follow the prompts and instructions to download your software and retain the license key information for you records.
If you have any issues with the process please contact on-the-hub-support. http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/Support/ContactUs.aspx?ws=e4199fa0-359b-df11-ad8b-0030487d8897
On The Hub is a third-party software distribution provider and partnered with Microsoft. The software distribution tool is developed exclusively to work on PCs running Windows Operating Systems.
Mac users will be unable to run the software distribution application to create the DVD installation discs.
The following method is recommended for Mac users:
Please bring two DVDs (available at the CoOp if you do not have them) to the Homer Babbidge Library Learning Commons. There are several InfoCafes with Windows computers that you may use to download and burn software installation discs for Windows 7 and Office 2010.
Before starting the exam it is imperative that Excel AutoRecovery is enabled. If there is a problem with the exam this option MAY help recover the exam.
Click the Office Orb
Click Excel Options
Place a check mark (if it is not already) in the option to "Save AutoRecover information every __ minutes"
Enter a "minutes" value you are comfortable with, 5 minutes to 10 minutes should be sufficient. Each time the spreadsheet saves Excel will stop responding; anything less than 5 minutes IS NOT recommended.
Click OK to close the options.
If a spreadsheet does not save properly and appears to be lost DO NOT OPEN EXCEL until the AutoRecovery temporary file is copied to a new location.
C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\~filename.xar
Right click on the file and select Copy.
Go to the desktop and right click and select Paste.
Right click on the new file and select Rename
Rename the file and be sure to change the file extension from XAR to XLS
Double click on the new file and follow the prompts. Check to see if any work was lost or needs to be completed.
Frequently laptop users or users with pointing devices integrated in keyboards have difficulty with the cursor jumping from one portion of the display to another. This occurance can be traced to two culprits. Most often it is fingers or palms brushing the trackpad/glidepad. Other times it is caused from a poorly fitting tip on the trackpoint. Sometimes the trackpoint can be moved as the keys around it are pressed.
Every user has a preference and all are adamant about their likes and dislikes for either the glidepad or trackpoint. For that reason it is best to find the favored input method and disable the other option in the laptop's BIOS (refer to the manufacturer's instructions) or use one of the applications listed below to freeze input devices while typing.
Touch Freeze http://code.google.com/p/touchfreeze/downloads/list
Touchpad Pal http://tpp.desofto.com/
Touchpad Blocker http://karpolan.com/software/touchpad-blocker/
By default, all MCP users are administrators of their PCs. Some users have experienced issues that require administrative privileges on their PCs, via a second administrative account, due to profile corruption; Operating System (OS) damage; viruses; or other isolated events.
The University Of Connecticut, School of Business has a policy not to release the default administrator's password regardless of the situations for security, personal privacy, and many other reasons.
Instead, there is a FREE tool that will allow PC owners to change or delete these existing administrator passwords so full access to all accounts can be granted. http://www.pcloginnow.com/*
*Please note that use of this application is at the end-user's discretion. The School of Business is not liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use pcloginnow.
Excel 2007 users click on the Office Button
Scroll to and click the Excel Options Button
Check your Active Application Add-ins
Analysis ToolPak – VBA and Analysis ToolPak need to be in the Active Application Add-ins area for the exam to work properly.
If the required Add-ins are Active click the Cancel button to return to your worksheet.
If you need to add the Add-ins click the OK button
Scroll to and select Analysis ToolPak and click the Go... button
Select all the add-ins that you will need. See the suggestion above and click the OK button.
Install the appropriate version of the UltraNav Device driver.
This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer
Click Start Menu Icon
Navigate to Run
Type in main.cpl
Press the Enter key
Select the UltraNav tab
Select TouchPad Settings
Download the "Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software II" from here.
Run the executable (7vba11ww.exe)
Accept the terms of the license agreement and choose Next.
Next go to "My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Drivers > TPBTooth" and Run Setup.exe.
You should now have a "My Bluetooth Places" icon on your desktop.
HuskyTech Business Hours
Monday-Thursday 11am - 8pm
Please note: HuskyTech cannot provide advanced repairs or service drop-offs at the library location. All major issues and drop-offs will be referred to the McMahon shop.
Students using MCP laptops provided by the School of Business may bring their MCP laptops to BUSN room 225 for full service.
Nearly every laptop manufacturer has Power Management software to set power profiles for the device. Many include a battery reconditioning app that can check the "health" of the battery and help restore some of its original performance.
Search your laptops Control Panel or Start Menu for the Power Management software.
To recondition your battery on Lenovo laptops, click on the "Battery Maintenance" button on the Battery Information tab of the Power Manager. Before proceeding, make sure your laptop can be left unused and plugged into AC power for 4-5 hours. Then click on the "Perform Reset" button. You will be notified when the recondition is complete. Please let me know if this helps.
If you do not have power management software installed check for the power management software driver on the manufactuere's website, download it and install it.
Lenovo owners can find drivers here http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/DRVR-MATRIX.html#newhp
Please be aware that Mac users may not be able to use the School of Business Microsoft Windows upgrade version as it requires existing licensing. For those users a low-cost version if Microsoft Windows for a "Fresh Installation" may be require.
Please use the following link http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx
Boot Camp - Apple's utility that permits a non-destructive installation of the Windows Operating System on a Mac computer. A boot manager (access by holding the Apple key during boot) allows the user to select either Windows or OSX.
Photo of Boot Camped MacBook running Windows 7
VirtualBox - Open Source (Free for personal use under GNU General Public License GPL) and well supported by its user base.
Screenshot of VirtualBox running Windows XP within Mac OSX
VMWare Fusion 2.0.7 Open Source (Free for personal use under GNU General Public License GPL)
Screenshot of VMWare Fusion 3 running Windows 7 within Mac OSX
Parallels - Most Mac users prefer the ease and features of Parallels. It allows the Mac OS to act as a host for the Windows OS and application and data can be dragged and dropped between the two running Operating Systems (Approximately $40 for student version)
Screenshot of Parallels running Windows 7 within Mac OSX
A limited number of ThinkPad users have reported the following symptoms:
Only the following ThinkPad Models and battery FRU part numbers are affected by this issue:
ThinkPad: R60, R60e, R60i, R61, R61e, R61i, T60, T60p, T61, T61p,
Battery FRU part number: 42T4546, 42T4566, 92P1141
ThinkPad: X60, X60s, X61, X61s
Battery FRU part number: 42T4550, 42T4567, 42T4568, 92P1169, 92P1173, 93P5028, 93P5030
Note: This issue is not a safety recall and does not pose a safety hazard.
Run the Battery Diagnostic Tool (link provided below) to determine if your battery has failed due to this issue and qualifies for a free replacement. If the tool determines that your battery is eligible, it will direct you to the site where you can request a replacement. Lenovo is offering replacements only for batteries that have failed due to this problem.
|ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator||$154.99||$164.29|
|ThinkPad Advanced Mini Dock||$187.39||$198.64|
|ThinkPad 80GB 5400 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive||$103.74||$109.97|
|ThinkPad 100GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive||$155.34||$164.66|
|ThinkPad 160GB 7200 rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive||$181.14||$192.01|
|1GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory||$44.36||$47.03|
|2GB PC2-5300 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory||$95.96||$101.72|
|ThinkPad R60 Series 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery||$138.79||$147.12|
|ThinkPad R60 Series 9 Cell Li-Ion Battery||$154.99||$164.29|
|ThinkPad T61 14W 7 Cell High Capacity Battery||$130.79||$138.64|
|ThinkPad Advanced Ultrabay Battery||$102.24||$108.38|
|ThinkPad Ultrabay Slim DVD Burner||$199.00||$210.94|
|A/C ADAPTER (ALL)||$35.00||$37.10|
|POWER CORD (ALL)||$3.00||$3.18|
|**TOTAL FOR ADAPTER AND CORD**||$38.00||$40.28|
|BACKPACK W/ EMBROIDERY||$70.00||$74.20|
|Lenovo USB 2.0 Portable 80GB Hard Drive||$129.00||$136.74|
|WD USB 2.0 PORTABLE 160GB HARD DRIVE||$108.00||$114.48|
|R51/52 ACCESSORIES ONLY|
|ThinkPad 80GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive||$138.14||$146.43|
|512MB PC2700 333MHz DDR SDRAM Memory||$52.96||$56.14|
|1GB PC2700 333MHz DDR SDRAM Memory||$107.14||$113.57|
|ThinkPad R51/R52 Series 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery||$76.50||$81.09|
|*PORT RECEPTORS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR R52'S*|
Acceptable Forms of Payment:
Payment should be wrapped in work order and placed on Louise's desk
Here is the information you will need to get support for your purchased School of Business laptop after completion of the MCP Program Lease Period.
Please provide the Model Number and Serial Number. That information is found on a small bar coded sticker on the bottom of the laptop.
For technical support and parts ordering, contact: Mike Tracy @
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-860-289-3632
Millennium Computer Solutions LLC.
381E Governors Hwy.
South Windsor, CT 06074
The Microsoft Client Access License (CAL) agreement does not allow the School of Business Service Desk to provide licensing support to students who are not currently enrolled in classes regardless of previous licensing status.
MS Office recovery media was offered during the buy-out phase and is only available to currently enrolled students.
The software links below are Open Source or free for private use and are meant to provide a substitute for Lease-buyout laptop users who have reformatted or upgraded their Operating Systems and no longer have MS Office.
Full Office Suite with Spreadsheet, Presentation Maker, Database, Document Creator, Image Manipulation
Open Office (Similar to MS Office)
Document / Word Processor
AbiWord (Similar to MS Word)
GNU Image Manipulation Program (Similar to Adobe Photoshop)
Paint.net (Similar to Adobe Photoshop and MS PhotoEditor)
Antivirus (Only one is needed / recommended)