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Supported Operating Systems and Hardware

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IMPORTANT! Backup Hardware and Software

The most critical need of any computer user is a method for backing up your data.  Each year we see 5 to 10 students whose computer's have crashed (typically at finals) and the student has had no backup available.

  1. Locally installed backup software utilizing an external hard drive.
  2. A cloud based solution -
    • Knox's Google Apps agreement allows for unlimited storage per user.
    • Any other online backup service.
  3. Your user profile on KnoxAnyWare.
  4. We do not encourage USB flash drive for backups.  This method is at risk as these devices are easily lost or damaged.

Supported Operating Systems


At present, we require Windows users to run Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8,  Windows 7 Home, Professional or Ultimate. 


10.10 and higher are supported by the College.

Other Operating Systems

Machines running LINUX, BeOS or any other UNIX oriented operating system may connect to the network provided they have the correct hardware and software.

Hardware Recommendations

Intel Core i5 or i7 | 4 GB RAM | 80 GB Drive
Internal or External Wireless Card which supports the 802.11 g and/or 802.11n protocol(s) and WPA access.

Intel Core i5 or i7 | 4 GB RAM | 80 GB Drive
Internal Airport Card

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Printed on Monday, April 23, 2018