Standard Installation (Image)

1. Overview

Standard school installation means a default pack of Windows operating system, software and settings that are automatically integrated in the installation. The goal is to create a unified user experience regardless of where you log in and always have the most frequently used tools and software for your work available. Apple OSX and Linux distribution operating systems are not supported.

2. System Requirements

The minimum system parameters are as follows:

  • Dual-core processor with 2GHz frequency
  • 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM
  • 250 GB HDD

These parameters must be understood as a minimum for running of the Windows operating system. On computers that do not meet these parameters, a standard installation cannot be reasonably run.

The following are the recommended system parameters:

  • Multi-core processor with 2.5 GHz and higher frequencies
  • 8 gigabytes (GB) of RAM and higher
  • 250 GB SSD and higher

With the exception of advanced multimedia and database work, these parameters will provide a seamless user experience for normal office work, even with a view to the next few years.

What if my computer does not meet the requirements?

Consider buying a new computer indeed.

Devices that do not have at least the minimum parameters to install and run Windows are also unsuitable for elementary office work.

Is there another solution if the purchase of new computer technology is currently not possible within my unit?

For most desktops (and to a limited extent for laptops), the memory and disk capacity can be expanded. At a fraction of the purchase price of a new computer, you extend the moral life of your device. Contact the Help Desk for consultation on whether such a solution is right for you.

3. Actual Installation Process

In most cases, the new technology is delivered first to the Help Desk, where technicians install the disk image and your device should arrive with the finished installation already. If this is not the case, or you want to reinstall the device, contact the Help Desk Section where the technician will arrange everything with you.

The installation time depends on the actual workload of the Help Desk, the amount of backed up data and the availability of hardware drivers for the device and its performance. Usually, the device is ready by the next day after receipt, but this is not guaranteed.

The reinstallation deletes all locally stored data and programs irreversibly, the user can back up the data themselves (see the next section), or is perform by the Help Desk (depending on the volume and type of data, this will extend the installation time).

3.1 Data Backup

Reinstallation means complete removal of the operating system from the computer and installation of a new one. Reinstallation is typically performed on employees’ computers in the event of virus infection or inconsistency of the existing operating system. Note that reinstalling the computer does not solve the lack of hardware performance of the computer (If so, it does for a short period of time only). In a situation where your computer is no longer able to keep up with the computing power demanded by current applications, it is advisable to consider buying new equipment.

If you are backing up your data yourself, we specify the location of the locally stored data that needs to be backed up. The default location for desktop data, downloaded files and documents can be found in d:\Users\YourUserName\. The procedure for backing up bookmarks from Internet browsers is here. Data on shared volumes (such as home drive H: and group drive G 🙂 and in cloud storage are not affected by the reinstallation of the computer.

3.2 Final Adjustements of the System

The final part, where the functionality of the system is customized for a specific user with his participation, includes moving of the data from the previous installation, installing peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.), installing special software licensed to the user and general adjustments resulting from specific needs of the user.

3.3 First Login

The user must log into the newly installed or reinstalled computer at least once directly on the VŠE Network. By the first login, the user’s personal profile is created on the computer, which enables the user to log in also outside the VŠE Network. This is especially important for devices designed for work outside VŠE. Therefore, if you do not log in to the PC at least once in the VŠE Network, it will not be possible to log in outside the VŠE Network and it will be necessary to physically bring it to VŠE!

4. Software Requirements

A standard school installation is a default pack of operating system and other programs that are automatically integrated into the installation. The second group is optionally installed applications that are not directly part of the standard installation, but can be easily added to the system via the Network Installation shortcut found on the desktop (in the list below, the optional applications are marked with an asterisk).

  • Web Browsers
  • Mail Clients
  • (contact the Help Desk for installation)
  • Multimedia
  • Document Management
  • File Management
  • System Software and other Software
  • IM and VoIP
  • (laptops and portable devices only – contact the Help Desk for desktop installation)
  • Anti-virus