Clemson Windows Laptop Setup

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If you have a Windows laptop, follow along to ensure your laptop is properly setup for use at Clemson and to find important information about the Clemson computing environment. (Note: in 2020 Clemson Windows recommended laptops will not arrive with any Clemson software installed. So the steps to set up are the same for all Windows laptops.)

Open the file attached to this article (scroll to bottom) to see the Workshop Handout file. Follow along with this handout and use the videos as a visual aid while doing so.

If you did not buy your Windows laptop through Clemson, go here to walk through a few preliminary steps to ensure you have a smooth laptop setup process.

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.

There are a few pieces of software that you’ll want to make sure you install immediately so you have them ready to go when you start at Clemson. They are Microsoft Office and Paw Prints (printers on campus).

Installing the CCIT Software Center

The CCIT Software Center is your source for most of the software you will need at Clemson. See how to install the CCIT Software Center on your Windows laptop.

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.

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.


If you have more questions, email or call 864-656-3494.



Article ID: 1513
Created On: Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 9:10 AM
Last Updated On: Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 2:28 PM

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