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    Incoming Students Tablets Satisfy Requirement


    Incoming Students Computer Ownership Requirement


    As an incoming student, in mid May you'll receive your Dartmouth NetID and password. At that time, go online to The Computer Store to view the packages we're offering and to place an order. When you have made a decision about which computer best suits your needs, place your order online using Dartmouth's Computer Store website.

    Incoming Students Ordering a Computer


    Placing Your Order

    To place your order online go to the Class of 2022 link at (this will come online in mid-May). Students can order computers through this website at any time once they have their Dartmouth credentials (sometime in mid-May). However, in order to help ensure that your computer is here for the start of the Fall term, orders should be placed prior to August 1, 2018.

    Initial Passwords in Operating Systems


    Windows Systems

    Windows systems typically arrive with no password attached to the Administrator's account. We recommend changing this as soon as possible. To change the Administrator's password or to update a password for an account in the Administrators group for your computer:

    A to Z Index of Downloads for Windows

    IT Orientation Websites


    Listed below are some websites we believe are helpful in familiarizing yourself with services offered at Dartmouth. The "Core Services" section is what we cover during new student orientation sessions each fall.

    Dartmouth is Happy!

    Create shortcut to launch a FileMaker Server database


    Follow the steps below to create a shortcut for opening FileMaker Server databases without opening FileMaker first and selecting the database from a list.

    Reset DNS on Windows


    1. Click Start then Control Panel.
    2. Click Network and Internet then Network Connections.
    3. Right click the adapter you are using and need to change then click Properties from the menu that appears.
    4. Scroll down to the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4) adapter and click Properties.
    5. Click Obtain DNS Iserver address automatically then OK.

    Reset DNS Servers on Mac


    1. Open Finder then double click Applications in the left menu bar.
    2. Double click System Preferences from within the Applications folder.
    3. Double click Network.
    4. In the left hand navigation column, click the first connection that is marked Connected to select it. All active connections have a green dot next to them.
    5. Click the Advanced button found in the lower right corner.

    Konica Minolta Windows Setup


    Before you begin, you will need to know your computer’s operating system. To find this information:


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