Minimum PC Recommendations for
Connecting to SFA's Campus Network
(PCs running Windows Vista)

SFASU Recommends
2 Ghz Dual Core Intel (Core2Duo) or AMD (X2)
2 GB
Disk Space
60 GB Free
10/100 Network Card
Video Card
Super VGA (1024x768)
Web Browser
Internet Explorer 7.0

Note: Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT and 2000 are no longer supported by Microsoft and as a result are no longer supported at SFA.

Microsoft Windows XP or Vista can be used.  

Vista is the newest version of Windows from Microsoft. Released in early 2007, Vista is the most radical redesign of Windows since Windows 95. Vista now comes standard on all personal computers and is more than acceptable for students at SFA. However, the new OS does have issues with older software and hardware. There are also issues connecting a computer running Vista to the SFA wireless network (SFA-LAWN). Because of these issues, SFA strongly discourages students from upgrading systems currently running Windows XP to Windows Vista.

Microsoft Windows Vista can be purchased at the SFA Barnes and Noble bookstore.

The SHACK will not work on systems with Windows 3.1, 95, 98, ME, NT or 2000.

If your system needs to be restored, you will have to provide a licensed copy of your Operating System.

Special student pricing is available on Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. Visit the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the Baker Pattillo Student Center for details.

Windows XP instructions use the default Windows XP visual style for the included screen captures. 
If your screens differ from these you may want to switch to the default style while following this procedure.