If you are new to Windows 7, take advantage of the self-paced on-line courses provided by Lynda.com to learn more about it. We recommend starting with Windows 7 Essential Training.
All Lynda.com courses are available to Smith students, staff, and faculty at no cost. To access your account, log on to the Smith Portal and click the Lynda.com link on the left side of the page.
Frequently asked questions about the Windows XP upgrade project
Due to significant security risks, any computer running Windows XP after March 31st will be blocked from the Smith network. All qualifying Smith computers will be upgraded to Windows 7 before that time, as explained in this document.
Additional information about Windows 7
This document explains how to log on to a Windows 7 computer at Smith and provides links to Microsoft's on-line video tutorials and documentation.
Tuning Up Your Windows Computer
Regular maintenance and cleaning of your computer helps keep it running smoothly and efficiently. This document explains several procedures you can perform yourself to keep your computer operating at peak performance.
Printing on Both Sides of the Paper
HP LaserJet printers that have the letter D in their model name (D, DT, DN, or DTN) all have built-in automatic duplexing capability. This document contains procedures for checking your printer driver's abilities in Windows XP or Macintosh OS X systems. You will also find general instructions for duplexing a document.
Hewlett-Packard Printer Drivers
A "printer driver" is a software program that must be installed on your computer before it can communicate with a particular printer. Click here to visit a Hewlett-Packard website from which you can download the specific driver required for your HP printer.