On this page you can find a list of frequently asked questions
(along with answers) about the one to one laptop programme. Click on the question to reveal the answer.
Computer hard drives are mechanical devices with moving parts and they wear out. The more you use your computer, the more you are at risk for hard drive failure and your data will be lost unless you backup your hard drive. There is also the risk of your laptop being lost, stolen or damaged.
Furthermore a backup is very useful if you delete a file by mistake or write over it.
We recommend backing up your files regularly (every day) and over the course of a month backup your files on different media stored in different places.
Here is a suggested routine:
This session is mainly aimed at KS4 and KS5 who will be bringing laptops to Patana next academic year.
1. Signing up for the new WiFi System
b. Can upgrade to Windows 7, Office 2007 (and then 2010), Sophos anti-virus
2. Acceptable Use Policy (http://www.patana.ac.th/Go/laptops_For_Learning/Policies.asp)
3. How to print via Wifi
a. Connect to a printer and install driver
4. Backing up your files to your home directory
b. Mapping shares and disconnecting them
c. Sync Quick look at this,
5. Swapping between home and school web browsing (Methods to turn the proxy on and off)
a. Setting the proxy and what the settings are
i. Recommend IE for school work
ii. Set up SharePoint access quick view
b. Two browsers or use a proxy button (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1557/)
6. Procedures for software installation and staying legal
a. Sign up for MSDN
b. How to use MSDN
c. Software folder
7. How to scan a USB for viruses using Sophos
power saving settings
9. How to care for your laptop and security
a. Anti-theft software (http://preyproject.com/)
c. Cleaning dust & dirt
d. Cable lock
g. Autosave to MyDocs (?)
h. Diskclean up
Use of partitions programs and data
10. Procedures for software installation and staying legal
a. What it is
b. How to sign up
How to set it up on your computer (See the help
12. Outlook e-mail
a. How to set it up to work on your laptop and at home
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