Computer Refresh Project 2022
Dates for the Computer Refresh Project Set:
New Computers are on the Way
For several months, Technology Services has been encouraging each Team Plano member to prepare for the 2022 Computer Refresh Project (CRP). Installation began in June is going well.
This effort replaces our aging desktop technology and:
• Improves security while reducing cyber risks
• Modernizes technology and increases productivity
• Provides easier management of various hardware and software
• Offers quicker problem resolution and so much more
What this means for you?
• By now, all laptop and computer desktops should be CLEAN of personal files
(documents, photos, etc.)
• Likewise, all work files should have been MOVED and SAVED to the “L” drive
~ None of the files on the Desktop will be moved over to the new machines. This
includes items in the Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures and Videos folders
located under “This PC.”
~ Once new machines are installed, Tech Services WILL NOT be able to retrieve your unsaved desktop files
NOTE: See Dos and Don'ts below!
For help opening and export PST files or how to add network printers and more, CLICK ON THE FAQs.
With everyone’s cooperation, we'll enjoy the benefits of this effort and minimize any negative impact to our daily operations. If you need help or have questions, contact your department's CRP "Champion" -- your liaison for help throughout this process. Find your Champion here.
|Clean or remove ALL personal data
from all computer drives; take them home on a NEW thumb drive.
|Move everything from desktop; data files, docs and photos ONLY. Do not email files home; use thumb drive.|
|Move work files from desktop to temporary "L" drive folder.||Move programs (MS Word, Excel, etc.) from desktop to "L" drive.|
|Save your favorite website links. See the FAQs for instructions.||Copy or move shortcuts.|
|Clear work area of personal items and devices prior to new computer installation/deployment (photos,
earbuds, thumb drives, card readers, bluetooth mouse, fans, etc.). Techs will need a clear area to work efficiently.
|Wait until the last minute!|