Clemson Purchased Windows Setup

If you have a Dell or Lenovo laptop that you purchased on Campus in the computer store, or by following a link from the CCIT website, this page is for you. When you first log in to your computer, you will be prompted to run an automated installer like the one pictured below and several other screens will run automatically.

Please click this link to open the Workshop Handout for Clemson Purchased Laptops. Follow along with this handout and use the videos as a visual aid while doing so.


What’s already installed?

Because you purchased your Windows laptop through Clemson, several programs are already installed on your computer for you. Watch this video to see what’s already installed, and then continue through this setup page to finish getting your computer ready for the Clemson environment.

If you do not see the 3 buttons on your desktop as mentioned in the video, click here to access, download, and install the Laptop Setup installer.

How do I connect to Wi-Fi?

So much of what we do today requires and internet connection. Fortunately, Clemson has you covered all over campus. See how to get to connected to Eduroam, Clemson’s Wi-Fi network.

Where do I get software?

Most of the software you will need while in school at Clemson is already provided to you. See how to find and install the software you need through the CCIT Software Center.

Signing in to Office 365

Microsoft Office is one of the many pieces of software provided to you by Clemson. Because you purchased your laptop through Clemson, it should already be installed, so you just have to sign in. See how to sign in to ensure you are able to utilize your Microsoft Office 365 subscription through Clemson.

Connecting to the Clemson Network From Off Campus

Some Clemson resources require you to be connected to Clemson’s network for access. If your off campus, you can still virtually connect to Clemson’s network by VPN. See how to access the Clemson network from off campus using Cisco AnyConnect.

If you received an error message when clicking “connect” to connect to Clemson through VPN, click here to access, download, and install the VPN fix.

Setting up Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Some Clemson services, like iRoar, require you to sign in using Two-Factor Authentication (2fa) through Duo. See how to setup 2fa through Duo.

How Do I Get Help?

Need some more help? Don’t worry, Clemson Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) has you covered.

Go here to find out more about the ways to get help when you need it from CCIT.

Printing on Campus

Clemson provides printers all over campus for students to use. Go here to find out more about printing on campus at Clemson.



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