FAQs

Table of Contents

  1. How do I download and install Adobe Flash Player?
  2. How do I download and install Adobe Reader?
  3. How do I triple boot with Vista?
  4. How to install Windows Vista?
  5. How to create Bart PE CD?
  6. How to install DataStudio?
  7. How to setup computer for image?
  8. How to Ghost with UDP Cds?
  9. Outlook Faq?
  10. How to leave messages on server using outlook, outlook express, and thunderbird?
  11. What is the difference between 32bit and 64bit computing?
  12. How to install Java or Java Development Kit?
  13. How to use GParted to partition a hard drive?

How do I download and install Adobe Flash Player ?
[To Download and Install:

  1. Go to www.adobe.com and
    click "Get Adobe Flash Player" button.
  2. When you get to download page, uncheck the Google Toolbar
    install checkbox. Then check the box, "I agree to the Adobe
    Flash Player Terms..."
  3. If in Internet Explorer click Install now, A dialog box will
    appear click Run or Install. When its done the flash player
    movie will play.
  4. If in Mozilla Firefox click download, and save it to the
    desktop. Close Mozilla completely, then double click the install
    icon on desktop. When its complete then press finished. Open
    Mozilla Firefox and your done. It is also safe for you to delete
    the flash player file.

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How do I download and install Adobe Reader ?
To Download and Install:

  1. Go to www.adobe.com and
    click get Adobe Reader Button. Then click Download Now. You can
    either save the file or click run. Then follow the onscreen
    instructions.

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How do I triple boot with Vista ? ?
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How to Install Windows Vista?

  1. Note MUST have DVD capable CD Drive*
  2. While your computer is on, insert the Windows Vista DVD
  3. Reboot your computer
  4. On the Boot Screen, press F12
  5. On Boot menu choose CD-ROM Drive, to boot from the DVD
  6. When it has finished loading click Install Now
  7. Answer a few questions
  8. You will get to a screen that says choose a partition
  9. Highlight the partition that you would like to install Vista
    on
  10. Then click Format
  11. When finished click install
  12. When the install is done Vista will start
  13. Answer a few more startup questions and your done

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How to create Bart PE CD ?

  1. Find the latest defs.ref from www.lavasoft.de and download it to Desktop\Autopatcher\
  2. Extract Desktop\Autopatcher\defs.zip to Desktop\pebuilder314-beta\plugin\adawarese\files\
  3. Find the latest superdat file from ftp.mcneese.edu\mcafee and download it to Desktop\Autopatcher
  4. Delete all files in Desktop\pebuilder314-beta\plugin\mcafee\files
  5. Copy Desktop\Autopatcher\sdatxxx.exe to Desktop\pebuilder314-beta\plugin\mcafee\files

    Note: Use the following commands in the command prompt:

  6. cd Desktop\pebuilder314-beta\plugin\mcafee/files
  7. sdatxxx.exe /e

    Note: The following steps are not to be used in the command prompt

  8. Go to the mcafee website and search for stinger download. If there is a newer version, replace the one for the Bard image
  9. Run the file Desktop\pebuilder314-beta\pebuilder314.exe

    Note: All the build information should be as follows:

    Note: ONLY MAKE AN ISO IMAGE

  10. Source should be C:\cabs\XP-SP2
  11. Custom should be C:\Documents and Settings\faculty\Desktop\Autopatcher
  12. Output should be Bart PE
  13. ISO/CD should be C:\Documents and Settings\faculty\Desktop\pebuilder.iso\pebuilder.iso
  14. Burn to CD

 
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How to install DataStudio ?
Insert DataStudio CD into computer

  • Click Install DataStudio
  • Click Next
  • Click Yes
  • Click Next
  • Uncheck WavePort
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • Run DataStudio
  • Type in serial number
  • Type in liscense key
  • Click Apply
  • Click Close
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    How to setup computer for image ?

    Note: Steps should be followed in the order they appear
    Redo Partitions:

    1. Set computer to boot from CD
    2. Insert a System Rescue CD
    3. Enter
    4. Type startx and press Enter
    5. Open GParted
    6. Delete existing partition(s)

      Note: Create Vista partition first

    7. Click New
    8. Set size to 12GB
    9. Change filesystem to ntfs
    10. Set as primary partition

      Note: Create XP partition second

    11. Click New
    12. Set size to 8GB
    13. Change filesystem to ntfs
    14. Set as primary partition

      Note: Create Linux Swap partition next

    15. Click New
    16. Set size to 2GB
    17. Change filesystem to linux-swap
    18. Set as primary partition

      Note: Create Linux partition last

    19. Click New
    20. Set size to 8GB
    21. Change filesystem to ext3
    22. Set as primary partition
    23. Click Apply
    24. Exit
    25. Reboot system

    Installing Windows XP

    1. Insert Windows XP CD
    2. Press Enter
    3. Select I agree
    4. Select the XP partition
    5. Select Leave the current file system intact(no change)
    6. Click Next
    7. Name: ACC
    8. Organization: Academic Computing Center
    9. Click Next
    10. Input Product Key
    11. Click Next

      Note: Front Lab computer names should be FrontLabXX and Back Lab computer names should be BackLabXX

    12. Computer Name: Front/BackLabXX
    13. Type in password
    14. Set Time Zone to Central Time(US & Canada)
    15. Set Time
    16. Click Next
    17. Select Typical settings
    18. Click Next
    19. Select No, this computer is not on a network...
    20. Make this computer a member of the following workgroup: ACC
    21. Click Next
    22. Click OK
    23. Click OK
    24. Click Next
    25. Select Not Right Now
    26. Your Name: accadmin
    27. Click Next
    28. Click Finish

    Installing Windows XP Drivers

    1. Insert Dell Driver CD
    2. Go to My Computer
    3. Open the CD
    4. Copy the contents of the CD into the CABS folder
    5. Go to My Computer
    6. Click Manage
    7. Click Device Manager
    8. Select Ethernet Controller
    9. Reinstall Driver
    10. Select No, not this time
    11. Click Next
    12. Select Install from a list or specific location
    13. Click Next
    14. Uncheck Seach removable media
    15. Check Include this location in search
    16. Click Browse
    17. Select Network Driver under Dell
    18. Select the file for XP
    19. Click Next
    20. Click Finish
    21. Repeat for the Video Controller, being sure to select Video under Dell and the file for XP
    22. Repeat for the SMB Bus, being sure to select Intel Chipset under Dell and the file for XP
    23. Repeat for Audio

    Preparing Clean Image(drivers only):

    Note: Only do this after drivers have been installed

    1. Go to My Computer
    2. Go to Properties
    3. Go to Advanced
    4. Go to Settings
    5. Go to Advanced
    6. Go to Change
    7. Select XP
    8. Select No paging file
    9. Set
    10. Click Ok
    11. Click Ok
    12. Click Ok

    Configuring XP:

    Note: Only do this after the Clean Image has been prepared.

    1. Go to Control Panel
    2. Click Switch to Classic View
    3. Go to Tools
    4. Go to Folder Options
    5. Check Display the contents of system folders
    6. Check Display the full path in the title bar
    7. Check Show hidden files and folders
    8. Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
    9. Check Launch folder windows in a seperate process
    10. Check Show Control Panel in My Computer
    11. Click Ok
    12. Go to Computer Management under My Computer
    13. Go to Services and Applications
    14. Go to Services
    15. Go to Remote Registry
    16. Click Disable
    17. Click Ok
    18. Go to Security Accounts Manager
    19. Click Disable
    20. Click Ok
    21. Go to System Restore
    22. Click Disable
    23. Click Ok
    24. Adding student account:
    25. Go to User Accounts
    26. Click Create a new account
    27. Name the new account student
    28. Select limited
    29. Create a password
    30. Setting up Screensaver:
    31. Copy screensaver image to Windows folder from pictures folder on the fileshare. Copy the logo and background images as well.
    32. Right Click on Desktop
    33. Go under Screensaver
    34. Set screensaver image to the screensaver
    35. Uncheck all settings
    36. Select 60% of screen
    37. Select 3 minutes for how often pictures change
    38. Change background to the lab background picture
    39. Delete Windows Catalog
    40. Delete Windows Update
    41. Delete Set Program Access and Defaults
    42. Changing Start Menu Icon:
    43. Go to Control Panel
    44. Go to User Accounts
    45. Go to Account
    46. Go to Change Picture
    47. Click Browse
    48. Find the mcneese logo
    49. Go to Control Panel
    50. Go to User Accounts
    51. Click Change the way users log on and off
    52. Uncheck all
    53. Click Apply
    54. Log on to student account and change background and set screensaver
    55. Go to D:\Documents and Settings\student\SentTo
    56. Copy Notepad and Wordpad to SendTo
    57. Switch Desktop to Classic view by right clicking on the taskbar
    58. Click Properties
    59. Click Start menu tab
    60. Select Classic Start menu
    61. Click Ok

    Installation of generic lab programs(XP):

    1. Log in as administrator
    2. Go to the fileshare
    3. Go to accfile
    4. Look at XP Imaging file
    • Installation of Ultra Defragmenter:
      1. Click Ultra Defragmenter executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click I agree
      4. Uncheck Scheduler.Net, Documentation, Portable UltraDefrag package, and Shortcuts
      5. Click Next
      6. Click Install
      7. Click Finish
    • Installation of 7-zip:
      1. Click 7-zip executable
      2. Click Install
      3. Click Finish
    • Installation of Adobe Reader:
      1. Click Adobe Reader executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Install
      4. Click Finish
    • Installation of Dia:
      1. Click Dia executable
      2. Click Ok
      3. Click Next
      4. Click Next
      5. Uncheck Translations
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Install
      8. Click Finish
    • Installation of Firefox:
      1. Click firefox executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Select I accept the terms in the License Agreement
      4. Click Next
      5. Select Custom
      6. Select Next
      7. Uncheck Quality Feedback Agent
      8. Click Next
      9. Click Next
      10. Click Next
      11. Click Install
      12. Click Finish
    • Installation of gtk runtime:
      1. Click gtk executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Next
      4. Click Next
      5. Uncheck Translations
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Install
      8. Click Finish
    • Installation of gimp:

      Note: Make sure gtk runtime is installed first

      1. Click gimp executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Next
      4. Click Next
      5. Uncheck Translations
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Next
      8. Click Next
      9. Click Next
      10. Click Install
      11. Click Finish
    • Installation of gvim:
      1. Click gvim executable
      2. Select Yes
      3. Select I agree
      4. Select Full Install
      5. Click Next
      6. Click Install
      7. Press Enter
      8. Click Close
      9. Click No
    • Installation of Inkscape:
      1. Click Inkscape executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Next
      4. Uncheck Translations
      5. Click Next
      6. Click Install
      7. Click Next
      8. Click Finish
    • Installation of Infra Recorder:
      1. Click Infra Recorder executable
      2. Click I Agree
      3. Uncheck Language files
      4. Click Next
      5. Click Install
      6. Click Close
    • Installation of Open Office:
      1. Click Open Office executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Unpack
      4. Click Next
      5. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Next
      8. Leave complete selected
      9. Click Next
      10. Click Next
      11. Click Install
      12. Click Finish
    • Installation of Seamonkey:
      1. Click Seamonkey executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Accept
      4. Leave Complete selected
      5. Click Next
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Install
      8. Select Do not set as the default browser
    • Installation of flash:

      Note: Only Install once Seamonkey is installed

      1. Click flash executable
      2. Click Close
    • Installation of jedit:
      1. Click jedit executable
      2. Click Ok
      3. Click Next
      4. Select I accept the agreement
      5. Click Next
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Next
      8. Click Next
      9. Click Next
      10. Click Istall
      11. Click Finish
    • Installation of Seamonkey Plugins
      1. Open seamonkey
      2. Copy path name for Mr Tech's... into address bar
      3. Click Install
      4. Click Ok
      5. Click Ok
      6. Repeat for Session saver
      7. When prompted with Mr Tech's Disable XPI Install delay, check Don't prompt me again
      8. Click Yes
      9. Click Install
      10. Click Cancel
      11. Click Ok
    • Installation of Firefox Plugins:
      1. Open Firefox
      2. Copy path name for noscripts into address bar
      3. Click Install
      4. Click Cancel
      5. Click Ok
      6. Click Ok
    • Installation of Putty:
      1. Click Putty executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Next
      4. Click Next
      5. Click Next
      6. Click Install
      7. Click Finish
    • Installation of Python:
      1. Click non 64 Python executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Next
      4. Click Next
      5. Click Finish
    • Installation of Spybot:
      1. Click Spybot executable
      2. Click Ok
      3. Click Next
      4. Select I accept the agreement
      5. Click Next
      6. Click Next
      7. Uncheck Additional languages, skins to change appearance, and download updates immediately
      8. Click Next
      9. Click Next
      10. Uncheck SDHelper and TeaTimer
      11. Click Next
      12. Click Install
      13. Click Finish
    • Installation of TCL:
      1. Click TCL executable
      2. Click Next
      3. Click Next
      4. Click Next
      5. Check Header and Library Files
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Next
      8. Click Finish
    • Installation of VLC:
      1. Click VLC executable
      2. Click Ok
      3. Click Next
      4. Click I Agree
      5. Select Full install
      6. Click Next
      7. Click Install
      8. Click Finish

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    How to Ghost with UDP Cds ?

    Ghosting using UDP CDs(sender):
    Note: The image should have already been made.

    1. Insert a UDP Cast CD into the computer which has the image.
    2. Select English
    3. Select United States
    4. Select OK
    5. Select OK
    6. Select OK
    7. Select No
    8. Enter the IP Address you wish to use
    9. Enter the Subnet Mask you wish to use
    10. Select No
    11. Leave default of 9000
    12. Select /dev/hda
    13. Leave blank
    14. Select no compression

      Note:ONLY CONTINUE WHEN OTHER COMPUTERS ARE RECIEVING

    15. Start sender

    Ghosting with UDP CDs(recievers):
    Note: The sender should not be sending out the image until the recievers are recieving

    1. Insert UDP Cast CDs into the computers the image will be sent to
    2. Restart the computers so that they boot from CD

      Note: Sometimes the computer must be shut down and then turned back on for this to work

      Note: Once it has booted from the CD, the CD can be removed and used to set up another computer

    3. Select English
    4. Select United States
    5. Select OK
    6. Select OK
    7. Select OK
    8. Select No
    9. Enter the IP Address you wish to use
    10. Enter the Subnet Mask you wish to use
    11. Select No
    12. Leave default of 9000
    13. Select /dev/hda
    14. Leave blank
    15. Select no compression

      Note: Before the sender has started sending the image, continue with the next step

    16. Select ready to recieve

      Note: Be sure to do this for all computers that need to be ghosted before letting the sender send the image

    Note: The ACC is currently using a newer version of UDP Cast CDs. This documetation will be rewritten
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    Outlook Faq ?

    Note: This FAQ is for Microsoft Outlook, not Microsoft Outlook Express
    Setup a new email account:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Go to the Tools menu
    3. Go to E-mail Accounts
    4. Under E-mail, select Add a new e-mail account
    5. Click Next
    6. Select POP3
    7. Click Next

      Note: Fill in your information as follows

      User Information:

    8. Name: First Last

      Note: Email Address should be first initial added to the beginning of last name

    9. E-mail Address: flast@mcneese.edu

      Server Information:

    10. Incoming mail server(POP3): mail.mcneese.edu
    11. Outgoing mail server(SMTP): mail.mcneese.edu

      Logon Information:

    12. User Name: flast
    13. Password: Check/Uncheck Remember password

      Note: Select at your own discretion. Checking Remember password is NOT recommended by the ACC

    14. Click More Settings...
    15. Look under the General tab
    16. Mail Account: FirstName's McNeese Email
    17. Look under the Connection tab
    18. Select Connect using my local area network(LAN)
    19. Look under the Advanced tab

      Server Port Numbers:

    20. Incoming server(POP3): 110
    21. Outgoing server(SMTP): 25

      Server Timeouts: Set to 1 minute

    22. Click OK
    23. Click Next
    24. Click Finish
    25. Go to the Tools menu
    26. Go to Options
    27. Look under the Options tab
    28. Person Names: Uncheck Enable the Person Names smart Tag

    Edit existing email account:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Go to the Tools menu
    3. Go to E-mail Accounts
    4. Under E-mail, select View or change existing e-mail accounts
    5. Click Next
    6. Select the email address you wish to change
    7. Click Change...
    8. See Setup a new email account documentation for McNeese's Outlook requirements.

    Delete an email account:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Go to the Tools menu
    3. Go to E-mail Accounts
    4. Under E-mail, select View or change existing e-mail accounts
    5. Click Next
    6. Select the email address you wish to delete
    7. Click Remove
    8. Click Finish

    Recieve email automatically:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Go to the Tools menu
    3. Go to Options
    4. Click the Mail Setup
    5. Under Send/Recieve check send immediately when connected
    6. Click Send/Recieve
    7. Check Schedual on automatic send/recieve every 15 minutes

      Note: Do not set your email to anything less than 15 minutes. The mail server will suffer if you do

    8. Click OK

    Inbox at startup:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Go to the Tools menu
    3. Go to Options
    4. Click the Other
    5. Under General click Advanced Options...
    6. Under General Settings set Startup in this folder to Inbox

    Add a contact:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Click File
    3. Click New
    4. Click Contact and type in the contact's information
    5. Click Contacts...
    6. Make sure Contacts is selected under Look in
    7. Click Apply
    8. Click Ok
    9. Click Save and Close

    Delete a contact:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Click Go
    3. Click Contacts and select the contact which needs to be deleted
    4. Click the Delete icon, which is represented as a black x located near the print icon

    Editing a contact:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Click Go
    3. Click Contacts
    4. Double click on the contact that needs to be edited
    5. Edit the information accordingly
    6. Click Save and Close

    How to adjust settings on email to leave messages on server?
    For Outlook Users:

    1. Open Outlook
    2. Go to and click on Tools tab in the file menu.
    3. Go down the drop-down menu and click on Email Accounts.
    4. Click on "View or change existing accounts," then click
      next.
    5. Then click on the account that you would like to change.
    6. Click CHANGE.
    7. In the Window that comes up click the More Settings button.
    8. Then Click on the Advanced Tab.
    9. Under this Tab you should see the setting to Leave messages
      on the server. Check or Uncheck the box.
    10. Click Ok or Close to exit the settings.

    For Outlook Express Users:

    1. Open Outlook Express
    2. Click Tools in the file menu and select Accounts
    3. Click the Mail Tab and click once on the Expedient Email
      Account in the account window to highlight it, then click the
      Properties button
    4. In the Account Properties, click the Advanced Tab
    5. Check the box beside "Leave a copy of messages on server"
    6. Click OK and OK. Click the Close button on the accounts
      window

    For Thunderbird Users:

    1. Open Thunderbird
    2. Click Tools in the file menu and select Account Settings
    3. Under your account name click on server settings
    4. Check the box next to "Leave messages on server"
    5. You can also set how many days those messages should stay on
      the server or if the messages should be deleted on server when
      you delete them in Thunderbird
    6. When done, click OK
    7. What is the difference between 32bit and 64bit computing ?
      Difference between 32 and 64 bit
                     
      64 bit computers can handle more RAM (memory) than 32
      bit computers can. 32 bit computers can only handle up to 4
      gigabytes of RAM, while 64 bits allows for much more than
      that – theoretically up to 16.8 million terabytes. This
      increased amount of memory allows the user to more
      effectively multi-task and/or run more demanding programs.
                     
      There are other benefits to using a 64 bit computer.
      With the right operating system, larger files can be more
      easily handled by the system. Now that 4+ GB files are
      becoming common on everyday computers, this is becoming an
      increasingly important concern. Certain programs also
      benefit from 64 bit processors. Tasks such as data
      encryption can be executed 3 to 5 times faster on 64 bit
      systems.
                     
      Some downsides of 64 bit computers are that some data
      can take up more space on a 64 bit computer when compared to
      the same data on a 32 bit computer due to the way that data
      is stored on a 64 bit computer. Also, even though most
      applications that work on 32 bit operating systems will
      still work on 64 bit systems, most device drivers designed
      for 32 bit systems will not work on 64 bit systems.

      How to install Java or Java Development Kit ?

      Steps to install
      Java

      1.      
      Start your internet browser.

      2.      
      In the address bar type

      www.java.com

      3.      
      Click on free java download.

      4.      
      Click free java download again
      and either choose the option to run or save the setup.

      5.      
      Once the installation has
      finished downloading run the installation.

      6.      
      Click install

      7.      
      Uncheck the option to install the
      yahoo toolbar and click Next

      8.      
      Once installation complete click
      Close.

      Steps to install
      JDK

      1.      
      Start your internet browser.

      2.      
      In the address bar type or copy
      this link :

      http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

      3.      
      Choose the
      JDK 6 Update 17
      and click
      download

      4.      

      Select the operating system you are using under platform (Ex. Windows,
      Linux,etc.)

      5.      

      Check the checkbox to agree with the terms

      6.      

      Then click Continue.

      7.      

      If you get a security warning Click Yes.

      8.      

      Check the checkbox for JDK SE Development Kit 6u17

      9.      

      Click the link under JDK SE Development Kit 6u17 and Choose Run or Save.

      10.  
      Agree to the terms. Choose which
      components you want installed and Click Next.

      11.  
      Click Next and then Click Finish
       

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