Summary: Student Laptop Program Requirements
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STUDENT LAPTOP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
What are the requirements of NYU-Poly's Laptop Program?
Polytechnic Institute of NYU requires that all students without exception have an appropriate laptop computer when they
commence classes and for the duration of their matriculation. Your laptop is an integral and invaluable tool in your
education at NYU-Poly. As such,
1. You must have a laptop that can support the required software of NYU-Poly's academic program by the first
day of classes.
2. You must register your laptop prior to using it on NYU-Poly's network by visiting the Laptop Help Desk
(located in Rogers Hall Room 339).
This document will discuss how to meet the requirements of the NYU-Poly's Laptop Program.
Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista (Home Premium and above) or Windows 7 (Home Premium and above) is the required
operating system of this laptop program for the following reasons:
· There are significant differences between Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition. At NYU-Poly, we
have our students work in teams. Collaboration and easy network integration are critical. This is the major advantage of
Windows XP Professional over Windows XP Home Edition.
· Older versions of Windows such as Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows ME, etc. are no longer fully supported