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    Acrobat Reader for Windows


    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freeware program that allows you to open files that were saved in a PDF format. PDF is a file format used for making documents available while retaining their formatting. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's website. Please pay close attention to each page on the Adobe website to be sure you are not downloading optional software that you don't want or need.

    Incoming Students Computer Recommendations


    Dartmouth offers a number of laptop computer packages to incoming students — both Windows and Macintosh. To keep up to date on the most current information about packages we recommend, we suggest you monitor The Computer Store's Class of 2022 website. Updated information will be posted there as it becomes available over the summer.

    Before Reinstalling Mac OSX


    Important: You need to be connected to the Internet and to a power source to reinstall OS X.

    You cannot reinstall an earlier version of Mac OS X over a later version unless you perform an archive install or reformat the computer.

    Read the "Before You Install" or "Read Me" document associated with your operating system if one is available for the software you are installing. This may list the system requirements and any known problems.

    Information Security Representatives


    With Dartmouth's approach to information security, each department appoints key colleagues to enhance information security practices within their areas. Information Security Representative (ISR) duties consume a minimum amount of time per month, and each ISR receives training from Dartmouth's Chief Information Security Officer.

    Dartmouth has adopted a comprehensive security policy for information security representatives, which outlines the processing, sharing, and storage of information. It is attached to this article.

    Acrobat Reader for Macintosh


    Adobe Acrobat Reader is a freeware program that allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format. Preview is an application built into the MacIntosh OS that also allows you to read files that were saved in a PDF format.

    PDF is the acronym for Portable Document Format, which is a file format used for capturing fully formatted documents from almost any application, thus making them easily exchangeable and application independent.

    Mobile Device Service Overview



    Information, Technology, & Consulting provides a “best-effort” level of support for mobile devices for:

    Incoming Students Computer Purchase


    Online IT Courses


    If you want to learn more about technology on your own time and at your own pace, consider the many online courses tutorials provided across Dartmouth. You can learn everything from how to author web pages to making spreadsheets in Excel.

    EndPoint Protection for Windows 7


    Dartmouth is moving from using Symantec EndPoint Protection for Windows 7 computers to a tool provided with the Windows operating system - Microsoft Security Essentials. This provides anti-virus and malware protection for your computer. 

    Important: Prior to installing Microsoft Security Essentials you MUST remove any other anti-virus software that was previously installed on your computer. Failure to do this has caused computers to not start up properly.

    Install Updates for QuickTime Player for Macintosh


    If Apple has released an update to QuickTime Player, you can install it using App Store Updates in Mac OS X.


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