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Before getting a new computer, most people want to make sure they get everything they really need off of their old computer. This can mean: Documents (including presentations, spreadsheets, etc) Pictures Songs and Videos Web page Bookmarks (Favorites) In practice, this usually means clearing a bunch of stuff off your Desktop. Documents and Pictures: Move […]

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The CHWB IT team is now LIVE with our new service request system through UVM’s FootPrints application.  We’re hoping this system will make it easier to request help from IT and prevent issues from falling through the cracks. To make a request simply send an email to CHWBTech@uvm.edu with the details of the issue or […]

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Does this sound familiar? You’re home, you just had dinner, but you need to get a big message out to CHWB before tomorrow dawns. You hop onto UVM Webmail and send your message to the CHWB Listserv but it bounces back….What gives???? Well, here’s the deal with the Listserv:             LISTSERV        IS        NOT      SMART. While everyone […]

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes at work I get distracted by the shiny things on the internet. Maybe it’s an eBay bidding war for a "Murder, She Wrote" action figure. Maybe it’s a compulsion to review the UHC cafeteria food on Twitter. And let’s face it, Facebook is nothing more than a distraction […]

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As many of you know, your UVM NetID+password allows you to log on to virtually any CHWB computer and "get ‘er done," as we say East of Waterbury. Do this and you’ll have access to the CHWB share and to all of your "MyDocs" stuff: spreadsheets, word documents, family pictures, whatever. It’s magic. The thing […]

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Some of us just can’t keep from maxing out our email Inbox quota. Two facts can help you get a handle on this pesky problem: The only folder that counts toward your email quota is your INBOX. The most bloated email messages in your Inbox are undoubtedly the ones with ATTACHMENTS. Okay, so what? You […]

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Worried that you might be approaching the limit of your Inbox quota? You can always check your inbox usage here. This and other account tools can be found at UVM’s NetID and Account Management page.

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Ever need to know if you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7, or whatever? Here’s a quick way to confirm: On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run. In the Run dialog box, type: winver. NOTE: If you’re using Windows Vista or newer, type winver into the Search […]

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Network Printers are typically shared by several users. Unlike printers that are directly connected to a computer, Network Printers must be manually “added” for each person who logs onto a particular computer. So if I sneak into your office while you’re on vacation and log on to your computer, I’ll need to go through the […]

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With summer semester coming up, it might be a good time to point out that your UVM email can be automatically forwarded to any email address you like. This is handy for playing cruel tricks on your friends. It’s also good for keeping tabs on UVM doings from the safe distance of your preferred summertime […]

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