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Student Announcements

Aug 31 2013
Organization: AIS Computing HelpDesk
Contact: Christopher Wagner (cwagner@nmu.edu)

3 Fixes for Lenovo Twist Computers

If you have one of the Lenovo Twist computers there are 3 fixes available on the www.nmu.edu/helpdesk website that you should do:

1. UNINSTALLING ORACLE VM VIRTUALBOX TO RESOLVE CONNECTION PROBLEMS - A bug has been found with the Oracle VM VirtualBox software that causes connection problems on Lenovo Twist Ultrabook computers.

2. WINDOWS ISN'T GENUINE OR OFFICE NOT ACTIVATED - If you are still getting 'Windows isn't genuine' or 'Office not activated' this fix has you go through the steps to set the correct time and date to resolve this issue.

3. LENOVO TWIST SCREEN ORIENTATION CHANGES - If the screen on your Lenovo Twist Ultrabook is displaying upside down or on its side and can't change back, here's the fix.

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If you have any questions or problems please contact the Computing HelpDesk, 227-2468, HelpDesk@nmu.edu.

The Computing HelpDesk is located in the NMU library across from Fieras Dining, LRC116.
HelpDesk Hours: Sunday 1-10pm, Mon-Thu 8am-10pm, Friday 8am-5pm. We are open this Saturday (8/24) only 1-5pm.

Please read the information below on how to be safer on the Internet.

HelpDesk@nmu.edu
www.nmu.edu/helpdesk
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NMU will never ask for your password.

If you ever have a question about the status of your NMU account, log into http://myuser.nmu.edu/user to view the account status.

Typically NMU, your bank, your credit cards, Facebook, PayPal, eBay, the IRS, federal and state governments will not ask for any of your personal information via email. When in doubt don't use the link from such a message.
Insted log into a known good web address for the service to see if the same request is referenced there.

To learn how to be safer on the Internet see:

'Choosing and Protecting Passwords'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-002.html

'Supplementing Passwords'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST05-012.html

'Staying Safe on Social Network Sites'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-003.html

'Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-014.html

'Protecting Your Privacy'
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-013.html