How can students install SolidWorks on their personal computers?

NOTE: SolidWorks is only available for the Windows platform. Retrieve the SEK-ID and Serial Number. STOP AND READ!!! Copy this text including the backslashes:  \\softserve.bucknell.edu\public\Solidworks-Student Press the Windows key and the letter R on your keyboard. This will open a box that looks like this! Paste  \\softserve.bucknell.edu\public\Solidworks-Student in the box. Click OK. Enter bucknell\username – Type it […]

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Why do we recommend the Dell XPS 13?

We know students are looking for light, powerful, sleek laptops with bright screens and long lasting batteries. The Dell XPS has been top-rated for years and offers a terrific combination of features. But don’t just take our word for it: Engadget says “Dell’s XPS 13 is pretty much the best Windows ultraportable around and you […]

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How do I connect to the Bucknell Guest Wireless Network?

If you are a guest on campus, you can connect your computer, tablet, or smartphone to the wireless network called bucknell_guests. Note: This network will not work for Bucknell faculty, staff, or students, because many campus resources are blocked from this network. Locate the wireless setting on your device. Click on bucknell_guests. Click on Connect. […]

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How do I securely FTP to Netspace with my Windows computer?

Bucknell requires the use of a secure FTP program in order to access Netspace from off campus. We recommend using NetSarang Xftp. This article describes how to configure Xftp to connect to Netspace. Download Xftp from NetSarang.com Choose Xftp for the free secure FTP client. When prompted, be sure to choose the Free for Home/School option. Put […]

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What laptop should I buy for my major?

Does it matter if you own a PC or a Mac? We get this question all the time, especially from students planning to major in Engineering or Management. The Freeman College of Management specifically recommends the Dell XPS to its incoming students. This is due to courses and software for all management majors that require Windows computers.  Other […]

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How do I change power settings in Windows 10?

You might want to change what closing the lid or pressing the power button does on your Windows 10 laptop. Or you might want to change how the brightness changes when you plug your laptop to a power source vs. using it on battery. All these options and many more are available under “Power Options”. To […]

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What’s new in Windows 10?

This is a large article. Follow the following links to quickly find what you want: Learn the basics of Windows 10: An introduction from Microsoft The New Start Menu: Power, File Explorer and more Searching for applications: Find all your installed programs Administrator permissions: Why does it appear? Logging out Turning wireless on/off Learn the […]

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What are some common tasks in Windows 10?

Here are some common tasks in Windows 10 that you should be aware of. Most of these apply to earlier versions of Windows as well but might look slightly different. Click on one of the links below to navigate to what you wish to learn. Switching between windows Permanently deleting files Cannot see Recycling Bin, […]

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