Please use this list to set up your
Windows 10 computer
Step 1—FIRST, a bit of cleanup
Remove unneeded icons from your task bar. You may have an icon for MAIL. It looks like an envelope. This is the wrong app (we use the Outlook app for email), so right click on it and say ‘Unpin from Taskbar’. You can also do this with the shopping cart icon for the Microsoft store as you will not be using that.
Step 2—EMAIL—OUTLOOK 2016
Find Outlook 2016 on your desktop. Double click on it to open, it will automatically configure itself for your district email. This is the correct app to use to look at your district email. Do not use the app called ‘Mail’, it is the wrong thing.
After Outlook is configured, right click on the Outlook 2016 icon on your desktop and say ‘Pin to Taskbar’. Please note that the icon for your email message will still look like an envelope, but Outlook is a blue letter O with an envelope behind it.
Step 3—ADD YOUR PRINTER
Press the START button, then the SETTINGS gears—DEVICES– Printers.
Or - Press the Windows Key and type in the words Printer (select Devices & Printers)
Step 4—FILE EXPLORER
On your taskbar, do you have an icon that looks like a folder*? This is how to get to your H drive and S drive. Double click on it, and go to This PC. Double click on “This PC” to see your other drives.
*If you do not have an icon that looks like a folder, you can add that. Press the WINDOWS key, type in the word ‘File Explorer’, then right click on it and say ‘Pin to Taskbar’
Step 5—SET YOUR DEFAULTS
To do this type in the word APPS in the search box. Select Default App Settings:
Web browser – your choice (Chrome*, Firefox, IE, Edge)
Email default app – set to Outlook
*Spedforms recommends the Chrome browser.
You can use any and all of the browsers. Just be aware that some work better than others on certain websites, so a web site vendor may have a recommendation.
All district computers should have all browsers installed. If you do not see it on the desktop, try typing it in the search bar. It may be in your All Apps list. If it’s not please reboot and see if it installs. If it still does not, please call 5055 or email your building tech.
PDF Reader: Set the PDF Reader App to Adobe Reader
Find any PDF file and right click on it.
Select OPEN WITH - and find "ADOBE READER"
Put a checkmark in the 'Always use this app to open .pdf files' box.
Step 6—TEACHERS WITH PROJECTORS
You will probably want to set this up to Duplicate your screen.
Press the Windows key and P – then choose Duplicate.
It defaults to extended mode.
Step 7—Infinite Campus users:
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