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== find and select your printers == == define your default printer ==

Windows 2012

First Time Login

If your IMATH account has been created before March 1st, 2014, you have to synchronize the Windows password for Windows 2012 before you can log in. This has to be done only once per account.

Follow the steps below in order to synchronize the password:

  1. go to https://www.math.uzh.ch/newpw

  2. enter your user name and password for your IMATH account, and press Login

  3. check the option Keep my old password and leave the fields New password and Retype new password empty.

  4. press Set password. It may take up to 60 seconds for the change to happen.

Once you finished above steps, your password has been synchronized and you can log into Windows 2012 using your IMATH account.

Where are the Applications?

Click on the Windows logo in the lower left hand corner

You will see the Start Screen with a limited set of applications as shown below

By scrolling on downwards you will find all applications (following screen shots)


Where are the Files?

Start Windows Explorer (circled red)


Your personal data is in homes (circled red below)


Shared data on Scratch is in Scratch (S:)


Sign Out/Log Out

In order to sign out/log out, i.e. close all programs and end the sessions, click on the Start Button


  • then click on personalized icon (left side, see arrow)
  • a drop down list appears. Click on Sign out.

Arange Windows Side-by-Side

Windows 2012 allows for easy side-by-side alignment of windows:

  1. click on the first window to be aligned
  2. press the Diamond key (adjacent to the Space bar) and keep it pressed. Then press the Cursor Left key. The window will be aligned to the left side of the screen
  3. click on the second window to be aligned
  4. press the Diamond key and keep it pressed. Then press the Cursor Right key. Both windows are now aligned side-by-side (see below for example)


Sound and Video

Currently, sound and video is working, but performance depends on the current bandwidth available


all Institute printers should be automatically mapped to your windows session.

1. Trouble shooting

in case your selected printer disappeared after you disconnect/ reconnect your session

define your default printer

at first start-up please define you default printer as follow

  • click in on the windows icon and type "devices"


  • navigate to "Printers & Scanners"

  • Select your required Printer and click on "Manage"


  • click "Set as default" to assign this printer as default printer for all your applications


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