The days of sending a student off to the university with just a simple computer for word processing program are long gone. Students these days need several software tools to keep them on the right path including password recovery products to help them reset their Vista password if they find themselves locked out of the computers as well as a good office suite and email program that allows them to draft and share out a number of different documents.
Here are the main software programs students should have in their arsenal:
Password Recovery Software to Reset Vista Passwords – Losing or forgetting a Windows password can be extremely annoying – especially if a student is on deadline to finish a paper or study for an exam and the notes are saved on the computer. These days as passwords are saved and automatically input into the computer at sign in, it might be likely that the one time a student needs to actually input the password from scratch, they could easily forget it and get locked out of their computers. This is when students will need to reset their Vista password. Therefore it is very important to purchase software that can reset a Vista Password and allow the student access to their computer. There are many affordable and dependable password recovery software products and many will offer a one-time charge with a lifetime of free upgrades and technical support.
Password recovery programs work in the following ways to reset Vista passwords:
1. First a student will download the software that will reset the Vista password.
2. Next the software will help the student install the CD or attach the USB flash which becomes the tool for resetting the Vista password. From there, the software locates all of the Windows accounts (both administrator and user) and reset all the forgotten Windows passwords.
3. When that process is complete, students may reboot the computer, log on and bypass the Windows password to retrieve important personal files. Basically they have reset Vista password.
Office Applications – All students should have access to a full Microsoft Office suite or Google Apps.
Microsoft has Office Home and School editions at a slightly lower cost that include the basics plus some. There is word processing, Excel for math related subjects, PowerPoint for visual presentations and more. In addition, Microsoft is now allowing students to save their work to the cloud (online) so that if they are working on group projects, others can edit the document from different locations.
Google Apps are cloud-based applications for word processing, charts and presentations. Google Apps are not as well-known but more places are testing out and using Google Apps as the pricing is more affordable (and perfect for a student-sized budget).
Email – Not all email programs are created equal. Some programs will have more bells and whistles than others. Students should look carefully at the different options out there. Many universities have Web mail, but some of these email programs are not always up to snuff with press reports showing that the email programs have shut down in cases of inclement weather. Having at least one secure email program, such as Hotmail or Gmail, for example, is a good tool for all students to use in addition to any of the university email systems.