computers will be upgraded?
A. Only (1) computer for FULL-TIME faculty and staff.
What will happen to my old
A. All machines
will need to be available for PC Refresh 2005. You will not have to be present. All procedures
for data transfer will be performed on your machine
during the scheduled dates of the June 2005 deployment schedule. All Power On Passwords
will need to be deactivated to allow access for old data transfer. Please see
Old Data for information on preliminary steps for transferring
data. All old computer must be returned to UnIT.
What operating system will
be on the computer?
A. Windows XP SP2, the latest version
from Microsoft will be the new operating system.
What kind of computers will we recieve this summer?
A. Click here to view the
What kind of software will
be on my new computer?
A. Click here to view the
Can I purchase my old computer?
A. No, faculty
and staff will not be given the option to purchase their old
Q. The clock speed on
the new laptops is lower than the previous models. Does this
mean the performance will be slower?
A. No, faster is a relative term in that
faster CPU clock speed doesn't always mean better
performance. The Centrino (Pentium M) brand name is a set of
chips that work together to solve a specific need for mobile
computing. The Centrino gets more work done at a slower
clock speed. It also runs much cooler and uses far less
power, hence battery life is increased greatly. The CPU,
chip set and wireless are optimized for the mobile
segment, to deliver breakthrough mobile performance with low
power characteristics through efficient execution and
advanced power-saving techniques.
Q. What does a
Centrino or Pentium M based system mean?
A. Intel Centrino mobile
technology represents Intel's best technologies for
notebooks. More than just a processor, it features fully
integrated wireless LAN capability and delivers
excellent mobile performance while enabling great battery
life in lighter, easier-to-carry notebook PCs. For more
information about Centrino mobile technology
Will I be getting a new
A. No. Monitors will not
be issued, except for those moving from a laptop to a desktop.
Will there be training made available on the new features of my
A. Yes, all staff and
faculty will be offered training.
Click here to view the Training
information. Attendance is encouraged.
Q. Will the
Microsoft Office Suite also be upgraded?
Yes, the new computer will come with the most current version of Microsoft
Office (version 2003).
What about the files I want
to save and load onto my new computer?
A. Consolidate your files into your My Documents folder. See My Data for more information.
Q. What will happen to
the data on my current computer when it is redeployed?
computers will be erased with all information being removed. Data will not
be available from the old computer once the 2005 PC Refresh is completed. See
My Data for backup information.
What about the 3rd party programs I put on my computer that were not on it when I
first received it?
A. All third party programs will
need to reinstalled by you or your IT Coordinator on your new computer.
Q. What if I added
additional peripherals/cards to my machine? (Scanner, Zip Drive)
A. When your computer
is delivered, UnIT will evaluate the current computer hardware configuration and replace
How can I purchase a Dell computer?
A. We have a computer purchase program on campus.
Employees can purchase a discounted Dell computer and
peripherals from our website.
here to view the website.