The easiest way to access the main Windows Settings panel is to press the special Windows key on the keyboard and the
This is same thing as clicking on the Windows Start icon (at the bottom left of the screen) and then on the Settings (cogwheel) icon
The new Settings panel will then have a direct shortcut to the Windows Update panel
Your LSCE computer is your (best) friend. It can be useful to know its name, if you need to get technical help from the LSCE admins. One of the ways to determine the computer name is to use the msinfo32 command.
You will use some of the following accounts on your Windows computer:
your_login LSCE account, followed by the
@LSCE.IPSL.FR) and your LSCE password when accessing some links on this web page (that you are reading now), pointing to pages located on the LSCE intranet, if you are outside of LSCE
.\admin in the popups asking you for an account with admin privileges, or possibly on the Windows login screen
There are many actions that you can perform with a touchpad, instead of using a 2-3 buttons mouse, including simulating a right-click and middle-click. Impress your friends and Mac users with what you can do with your fingers
Be sure to:
There are more shortcuts than
You can easily save some time by learning other Windows keyboard shortcuts. Have at least a quick look at the page and visit it again later
I: open Windows Settings
Start and then clicking on
Settings (the cogwheel icon)…
L: lock screen
This is the network your guests can use when they visit LSCE, but this is also a way for you to get WiFi access at LSCE when eduroam is not configured yet. Do not forget that you will need to download a configuration package before you can use eduroam
This is the most convenient way to use WiFi at LSCE, and when you travel to other research labs (including foreign labs)
Do not forget to take care of the eduroam network configuration when you are at LSCE and when you can easily make sure that eduroam is working correctly!
Visit Recovery options in Windows 10 and follow the steps below to make sure that the system protection by recovery is activated:
Panneau de configuration ⇒ Chercher recovery ⇒
Configurer la Restauration du système ⇒ Vérifier si la protection de
C:\ est Activée dans l'onglet Protection du système du panneau
Propriétés système. Sinon sélectionner
C:\ puis cliquer sur
January 2022 - Windows Update may tell you that your computer is ready to upgrade to Windows 11
⇒ Do not upgrade to Windows 11 yet!
Even if your computer is brand new, it may not be completely up-to-date… Check the windows and computer manufacturer updates several times when you are configuring your new computer.
Keep on checking regularly for updates later. Depending on your settings, you may receive notifications that some updates are available, but it is safer to check regularly yourself
This will allow you to access your disks more conveniently/quickly. Follow the steps below and move the Computer icon (
This PC or
Ce PC) to the top left of the screen, and the Recycle Bin icon to the bottom left
A correct VPN (Virtual Private Network) configuration will allow you to access CEA resources (LSCE is outside the CEA network), and LSCE resources (e.g. disk servers, jupyterhub) as if your computer was physically connected to the LSCE network
If you have followed the steps above to display the Computer icon on the desktop, you should now be able to easily access your disks!
You should have most of your files in (sub-folders of) the two following folders (create them if they don't exist yet). If you are moving from another computer, maybe you just have to copy these folders from the previous computer
C:\ system disk/partition (unless you have only one partition on the computer)
C:\ drive, if you have enough space on
<your_login>) and OWNCLOUD (
<your_login>_owncloud) folders close together (i.e. as sub-directories of the same folder)
C:\, right-click on the
<your_login> folder in
Scratch and select Create a shortcut, then drag the created shortcut to the desktop
When your computer is physically connected to the LSCE network (or connected to the LSCE VPN !!), open the file explorer, type
\\dfshost\dfs\home in the location field and press
Return to display the content of your Linux home directory. Grab the folder icon at the left of the location field, drop it on the desktop and rename it Home Linux.
Do the same thing with
\\dfshost\dfs\scratch01\<your_login> and create a Scratch Linux shortcut
\\dfshost\dfs location and navigating to the disk you are interested in
scratch01 can be accessed from Windows with
If you are using Windows Subsystem for Linux and Ubuntu on your computer, it will be very useful to be able to access local Linux files from Windows!
Open the file explorer, type
\\wsl$ in the location field and press
Return to display the content of your local Linux files. Grab the folder icon at the left of the location field, drop it on the desktop and rename it Local Linux. Note: the virtual
\\wsl$ folder will only display some content if a local Linux is actually running!
Follow the steps in Show hidden files (Windows 10) in order to open the File Explorer options' panel
In the View(EN)/Affichage(FR) tab:
Go to the Power panel:
I ⇒ System ⇒ Power and sleep
VcXsrv, etc…) you have to set up the options so that the computer will never go to sleep (at least not when it's connected to a power source, for laptops!)
Fn key and the function key with a moon logo), it is really useful to enable Hibernate when you press the Sleep button of the laptop
C:\hiberfil.sys) on a desktop because you know that you will never use hibernate, you can just type
powercfg -h off in a cmd shell (
powercfg -h on to re-activate). You should always use hibernation on a laptop, for performance reasons
Open the Task View with
Tab, or by clicking on the
Task View button, and click on
New desktop. You can click on a desktop name to rename it and organize your work more efficiently (existing desktops and names will be preserved when you reboot your computer).
CTRL + left or right arrow
It is possible to restore some applications' settings, when they are located in a standard folder
It seems that you will not automatically receive Microsoft Office updates. You have to manually activate this
It's possible that you have a Microsoft account linked to some email address (e.g. a gmail address) that you use on a non-LSCE computer.
Using a Microsoft account makes it possible to recover some settings from another Windows computer, or reinstall applications that you have bought through the Microsoft Store. But using a Microsoft account on a computer configured at LSCE can have some unforeseen side effects that you probably want to avoid… If your computer wants you to configure Windows Hello instead of using your LSCE password, you have probably done something wrong!
It seems safe to just use the Microsoft account in the Microsoft store
Check the Updating applications from the Microsoft Store section for more details
If you have activated your Microsoft account on the computer (and not just in the Microsoft Store) and you have to deal with side effects, you can try to disconnect from the account in the
Visit the Installing extra applications for Windows 10 and get what you need