First, you need to login to Windows on a lab PC.
- Momentarily press and hold the <control>, <alt>, and
<delete> keys simultaneously. This will cause Windows to prompt
you for your account information.
- Click inside the User name
box and type the username that
provided to you by your instructor (usually the same as your OSU
name.## id, but may be different if you have previously taken a class
in the CSE department).
- Click inside the Password box and type your password.
This should be the same as your OSU name.## account. If it isn't you can try the old default password. The old
default password is the last four digits of your OSU ID followed by
and last initials, followed by the letter 'p', followed by an exclamation point ('!') (e.g., Jane
password would be something like 6789jsp!).
Note: your default password is all lower-case! (If you have a "new"
BuckID, it will have your OSU ID on it—it's the shorter of the two long
numbers, no more than 9 digits long. If not, you can also look up your
OSU ID number here:
https://buckeyelink.osu.edu — scroll down to "Lookup your OSU Id number".
- Then press Enter on the keyboard (or click on the arrow next to
password) to complete the process of login to Windows.
The first thing that you will be asked to do after logging in for
first time is to change your currently insecure Windows password. The
message will appear:
Click on the OK button, and the Change Password dialog
will be displayed:
To change your password:
- You should choose a password that you can remember and that no
else will associate with you or your account. A good rule of thumb is
make it six to eight characters in length, and to include one or more
numbers or punctuation characters.
- Do the obvious in the dialog box, then press Enter on the
keyboard (or click on the arrow next to the password).
After your Windows desktop appears, you may use any Windows
application, including one of the available web browsers (Firefox and
Before we proceed to explore, here are some instructions on how to
of the environment when you are done with your session. You do not need
follow these steps right now (unless you are done for now).
To logout of Windows on the lab PC click on the "Start" button in
the lower-left corner of the screen and select "Log Off" from the
menu that appears when you click on the little triangle on the right of
the lock button.