Classroom Computers (Rack PCs)

Lenovo Classroom Computer (Rack PC)

Using the Classroom Computer:

Turn on the classroom computer (Rack PC) by pressing the recessed button labelled ON/OFF as shown in the image below. The power symbol will illuminate in green when the computer is powered on.  Note that pressing the Projector On, Audio On or the Rack PC input select button on the A/V controller will not power the computer on in any G.U. classroom.

Rack PC ON/Off Button

If at any time the computer becomes unresponsive, pressing and holding the ON/OFF button on the computer will force it off.  Remove any USB devices that may be connected to the front USB ports and press the ON/OFF button again to start another session.

Logging Onto the Classroom Computer (Rack PC):

After Windows has booted the computer will prompt you to press Control-Alt-Delete on the keyboard.  Depending on which classroom you are using, the keyboard should be on the A/V console or within one of the drawers in the A/V rack.  Type in your User ID in the user name field and your corresponding password in the password field and press Enter. It will take about a minute or two to build your Windows profile.

A valid User ID and password are required to log onto General University classroom computers.  More information regarding your Western Identity can be found here.

Using a USB Flash Drive:

There are two USB ports located on the front of the classroom computer.  We highly recommend that you wait until the desktop appears before you insert your USB flash drive. Once inserted an AutoRun dialog window should appear.  You may view your files by clicking on the "Open folder to view files" option (highlighted in blue in the image below) or by double clicking on the Windows Explorer icon (within the red rectangle in the image below).

Desktop image with autorun dialog and windows explorer within a red rectangle

Installed Software:

All classroom computers are provided by CTG with the following applications:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office 2013
    • Access 2013
    • Excel 2013
    • PowerPoint 2013
    • Word 2013
  • Turning Point version 5.3.1
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Windows Media Player
  • VLC Media Player
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Macromedia Flash Player
  • Java Runtime
  • Google Earth
  • Adobe Reader
  • PDF Creator
  • Putty
  • MDID 2
  • WinSCP
  • Dr. Java
  • VMware Horizon View Client
  • Remote Desktop Connection

Saving Files On Classroom Computers:

Files may be copied or saved on classroom computer during a session but will be automatically deleted when the computer is restarted or turned off.

Installing your Own Software:

Please see our installing software on classroom computers page.


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