Windows First Time Setup: New CAP Computer

The following article will guide you through the process of setting up your computer, restoring your data with Druva inSync (if applicable) and installing your most used applications using the Software Center app.

Your computer is ready to run out of the box, allowing you to start as soon as possible, with options to setup a follow up appointment if needed.  Review the following instructions to get started. 

Step 1 - Confirm your old computer has completed a Druva InSync backup

Remember to skip this step if you are not restoring data from a previous Bowdoin computer.

On your old computer, launch Druva InSync from the Desktop, Start Menu or Notification Area.   You should see Backup Complete and a Last Successful Backup date.   If a more recent backup is needed, click Backup.

Step 2 - Setup your new Windows computer and log in  

The first time your computer starts, Microsoft Autopilot walks you through the steps needed to Sign into Microsoft with your full Bowdoin email address and then Bowdoin's Okta sign on page.   Please be patient while the computer is being prepared.  It may reboot during this process.

Sign in with your User name (without @bowdoin.edu).  Once the Desktop displays, automatic configuration will continue in the background and you may be prompted to reboot your computer to install updates.

Step 3 - Restore your Druva inSync data

Remember to skip this step if you are not restoring data from a previous Bowdoin computer.

Once logged into the desktop of the new computer, launch Druva inSync to "Replace Existing Device" and restore data to the new computer.

Druva inSync restore direction are located here.

Step 4 - Install apps from Software Center for Windows

The following apps are pre-installed: Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Teams, Druva inSync.

Additional software can be self-installed using Software Center for Windows

The Make Me Admin app may be used if administrator credentials are needed.

Step 5 - Launch Apps and sign-in 

After the data restore has completed, reboot your computer and configure apps, printers and settings.

  • Outlook - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • OneDrive - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • Teams - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • Install printers - For directions, see Related Articles or click here
  • Set Default Programs - For directions, see Related Articles or click here

Step 6 - Peripheral Setup

  • Plug Ethernet cable directly into Ethernet port on laptop.
    • Do not connect to Ethernet port on the multi-port adapter.
  • Connect monitor to multi-port adapter with HDMI cable included in the peripheral box.
  • Monitor box may include a Display Port cable which is not needed.
  • Use the monitor as a USB hub by connecting the included USB cable.   
    • Connect the USB Type B port on the monitor and to the USB Type A port on the multi-port adapter.
  • Connect keyboard, mouse, webcam, etc. to the USB Type A ports on the monitor.
  • Connect 90-watt laptop power supply to USB-C port on multi-port adapter.  
    • click here to address low wattage warning on boot.
    • click here to address Slow Charging notification.

Step 7 - Schedule an appointment with your Service Desk technician

If needed, use the Bookings link provided by your Service Desk technician to schedule a remote follow up appointment.

For further assistance, please contact the technician assigned to your CAP ticket or the Bowdoin College Service Desk

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