The One Dundee Desktop (Windows 10) is on all student and teaching PCs in learning spaces, and has started to be released to staff early adopters as part of the phased IT project roll out to staff.



It comes with Office 365 ProPlus installed as standard. More information about this version of Office, which students and staff can also install for free on up to 15 of their own devices, can be found at

Use the service guides below to help you get started with the new desktop - filter by student/staff to see the guides that relate to you.



One last thing... if you come across something that isn't working on the new desktop, contact the Service Desk. It's important the team know so we can make it the best it can be. Thanks in advance!


Student service guides


Assistive software available on campus computers

A range of software is available to support students and staff, including those who have visual and hearing impairments, dyslexia, or other disabilities.

Computers for students on our campuses

We have over 2,000 computers for students across our campuses: about 800 of these are in locations accessible to everyone, with specialist software / hardware available in departments.

Print using on-campus computer (Pay2Print)

Printing your work from an on-campus computer with the student desktop.

Change your default web browser

Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10. You can change this if you'd prefer to use Chrome or Internet Explorer instead - don’t be too hasty though, there’s benefit to using Edge. It was chosen because it’s faster, more secure, and it’s more energy efficient.

Edit and save files on your USB or external hard drive

To use your removable media on a Windows 10 One Dundee Desktop, you first need to encrypt it (if you haven't already) with BitLocker. You will be prompted to do this when you plug it into the computer, making it password protected from that point on.

Get apps from AppsAnywhere

Just like you use Netflix to stream your favourite shows, you use AppsAnywhere to stream the software you need. If you're launching an app at the start of term, it could take a few minutes. Don't worry, this isn't permanent - the more you use the apps, the quicker they'll load.

How to sign out

There are many ways to sign out of your new Windows 10 desktop. It's not important how you sign out, as long as you remember to do it.

Upload your files to OneDrive

Storing your files on OneDrive means that you can access them later, on any device, through Outlook on the web.

Where to store your files on a student computer

You can store your files in your H: drive or in the cloud when using one of the campus computers available to you.