When logging onto a Windows 7 lab computer, some students have reported that they are not able to play sounds and Windows does not list any audio playback devices. This happens when the system's primary playback device has been disabled and is hidden. As a workaround, the following steps can be performed by any user to re-enable the playback device:
While there are many places to save your file on a lab computer, we only recommend certain places to prevent data loss.
Your Documents folder or your Desktop are the safest places to save a file.
When opening a file from Angel or Webmail, especially a Microsoft Office document, it may open from a temporary location. This means that the file will be deleted immediately when you log off and there is no way to recover it.
Inactive Document, kept for historical information.
Version 1.0, 7/26/10; 1.1 8/13/10; 1.2 9/7/10; 1.3 11/30/10
This page describes problems with users not being able to log onto Windows 7 that we have been working on for a couple months. Symptoms and circumventions are discussed and this page will be updated when new information is obtained.
At this time there are several distinct problems, plus various other problems likely caused by intermittent network connectivity during logon.
This page describes completed plans and a work schedule for deploying Windows 7 on all CLM and CLC computers by Fall Semester 2010. The work has been completed but the page has been left here in case there is information of use to others.