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Visit Recovery options in Windows 10 and follow the steps below to make sure that the system protection by recovery is activated:
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
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 the two following folders (create them if they don't exist yet):
C:\system disk/partition (unless you have only one partition on the computer)
C:\drive if you have enough space
Use the file explorer to go to your local Home folder inside the
Users folder (the
Users that is not on the
C: disk), click on the small folder icon at the left of the bar displaying the folder location, and drag the icon on the desktop. This will create a shortcut that you can rename Home Local
Do the same thing to create a Scratch Local shortcut on the desktop, pointing to
When your computer is connected to the LSCE network, open the file explorer, copy paste
\\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\dfslocation and navigating to the disk you are interested in
Follow the steps in Show hidden files (Windows 10)
In the View tab, you should also uncheck the option Hide extensions for known file types
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!)
Fnkey and the function key with a moon logo).
Tech note: if you want to save space and remove the hibernation file (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
You can save some time by learning Windows keyboard shortcuts
CTRL+ left or right arrow
Follow the steps on the LSCE Eduroam WiFi page
It seems that you will not automatically receive Microsoft Office updates. You have to manually activate this
Visit the Installing extra applications for Windows 10 and get what you need