Getting Started With Your ThinkPad
Starting Up Your Student ThinkPad for the First Time
This process will take approximately 35 minutes.
- Go to your residence hall room or your home and remove your ThinkPad from its box.
- Insert the battery and plug your power adapter into your
ThinkPad and into a power source.
- Open your ThinkPad cover and start up your ThinkPad
- Follow the guided steps and enter your personal information.
- The ThinkPad will automatically restart.
- After the ThinkPad restarts, the following window will
appear. This message has to do with taking a backup of your
data. Since you have not used your computer yet, there is
no data to backup. Click No.
- If the next window asks you to restart, click Yes.
This will only be the case for models other than the standard
student ThinkPad model.
- Insert the "Install Immediately CD" that came attached to the outside
of your box. This CD contains updates for your computer. It will
automatically start installing updates and will restart your
ThinkPad upon completion.
- After restart, you can either connect your ThinkPad to the ISU network
through the network connection in your room or access the
wireless network in designated areas across campus (a map of
wireless coverage areas is available in your Student Technology
Guide and at http://ithelp.indstate.edu/wireless/).
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Accessing the ISU Wireless Network for the First Time
- Locate the ThinkVantage Access
Connection icon in the task bar at
the bottom right of your screen and
click it once.
- Click on ISU when the following menu comes up.
- Once the wireless network connection is made, the Cisco
Clean Access Agent window pops up. Enter your Sycamore Login and
password and then click Login.
- CCA will not allow you to access the wireless network unless
your computer has the latest
Windows updates and
McAfee Antivirus definition updates. If you updated your
computer with the CD attached to your box, you are probably
current. Otherwise, the next screens will guide you through
steps to update.
- If your updates are current, your browser should be able to
connect to the internet wirelessly. For more information on CCA,
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