Computer lab management

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  1. pengyou

    pengyou Rookie

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    I am a teacher with 20 computers in my lab - HP i7, 1tb ssd, 16 gb ram. They are about 1.5 years old. My problem: the computers will automatically update when started. This is very inconvenient because it makes the computer not useable for 2-10 minutes of classtime. In the past, Windows would allow scheduling updates. I have searched to find this information but find that my computers do not have the options to do this. 7 different websites all have versions of this:

    1. Select Start > Settings > Windows Update .
    2. Select Schedule the restart and choose a time that's convenient for you. Note: You can set active hours to make sure your device only restarts for updates when you're not using your PC.
    My computers do not have the "schedule" option. Can this be fixed by uploading a patch? I know there is also a task scheduler app for windows but I can't find the file used to update the computer, so I can't point the scheduler app to it.



    Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Virtuoso

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    Call your IT person. Our computers had limited functions for users, so you had to have admin rights to do a lot of things, like install programs or change settings.
     
  4. TeacherNY

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    This was happening to my classroom computer. I would come in every morning and it was restarted and it took forever to boot back up. I have a new computer now that takes only 1 minute to boot up so it's ok but the system restarts continuously for some reason. I think there are a lot of updates but it doesn't happen every day.
    I definitely agree with contacting IT since it might be a setting you're not able to change yourself.
     
  5. pengyou

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    Call IT....good answer....my school district has 70 students, k-12...we have no IT person :)
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    Who's in charge of your systems??
     
  7. nklauste

    nklauste Comrade

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    Could you go around and start them all in the morning before the students arrive?
     
  8. Ima Teacher

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    I’d just start them in the morning before the students arrived. Before we were 1:1, I’d always go into the lab & turn on everything just to troubleshoot before the kids got there.

    How many kids do you have per class? If you have 20 computers and fewer students, just move kids to another computer if the one they are using updates. Ours never seemed to update all at the same time.
     
  9. CaliforniaRPCV

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    Sounds like you are the IT person. You need an administration account or accounts so you can manage your systems.
     
  10. whizkid

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    You don't even outsource?
     

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