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Computer Setup


  • Adjust Microphone Levels

    When a microphone is either too loud or too quiet, try adjusting the sound levels. Right-click the sound icon in the Windows system tray Click Sounds Click on the Recording tab Right-click your microphone Click Properties Click the Levels tab Adjust the slider to the desired output volume Click OK, then OK again, to close out the Sound menu

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  • Visual Guide to Monitor Connections

    Types of Monitor Cables cables Display Port Mini Display Port DVI HDMI USB-C/Thunderbolt VGA Cable Input Cable Input Cable Input Cable Input Cable Input Cable Input Converting Video Connections There are a variety of options for converting video connection types between devices that require specific adapters. adapters Display Port to HDMI Display Port to DVI…

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  • Store a Job Code for a Printer

    Save time by saving the Job Code in your printer preferences. Click Start - or press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard and skip to Step 3. Type "run" and press enter Type "control printers" and press enter Right click the printer you would like to store the code for Click Printing Preferences Click Detailed…

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  • Add a Network Printer

    The following instruction may be followed when you know the IP address of the network printer. Often times the printer's IP address will be displayed on the printer's screen or be labeled on the printer. We can certainly install a printer for you - please contact us. Click Start (or press the Windows Key + R on…

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  • Find Computer Name, IP, MAC Address

    Your computer's Hostname and IP address are useful pieces of information to have. You may need them to remote into your computer and the CSS IT team may need it to remote in when supporting you remotely. Note: There may be a sticker on your device with your computer's name (examples: CSS-12345, HSAS-12345, BIME-12345). Networks.uw.edu…

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  • Connect to a Network Shared Drive

    Use these instructions to connect to your departmental network shared folders. Note: If you are connecting from off the UW network or from a different UW domain, please first connect via the Husky OnNet Windows 10 Right-click the Start button located in the lower-left hand corner of the screen Click on File Explorer In the…

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  • Manually Install Windows Updates

    If you are using a UW-owned mobile device supported by CSS to work from home, please follow the instructions below to process Windows updates. Connect to Husky On Net or ADAI VPN Before you can connect to CSS's servers to run the updates, you must first connect to Husky OnNet VPN or, if you are…

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  • Initial Outlook Setup (Win 10)

    When you log in to a computer for the first time, you’ll need to set up your email on Outlook. Thankfully it only takes a minute! Click the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen Type "Outlook" Click on "Outlook 2016" Optional: An Outlook icon will appear on your taskbar – to…

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  • Install Office365 Using Your UWNetID

    Working at the University of Washington has its perks and one of them is being able to install Office365. This allows you to install the application onto your personal computer and have access to all Office apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive which includes 1TB of cloud storage. Alternatively, Office365 is available for…

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