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Computer Vet

The Computer Vet is a free service offered to UW students, faculty and staff to assist with software problems on personal computers. The Computer Vet is staffed by students, and can help with a wide array of technology issues and tasks, including operating system updates, anti-virus installation and updates, P2P software removal, infected computers blocked from UW network access, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Computer Vet?

The Computer Vet is located at the Technology Help Desk on the 2nd floor of Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

When is Computer Vet available?

Computer Vet hours of operation are listed on the help page.

Who can use Computer Vet?

  • Current students, faculty, and staff only. UW NetID validation is required.

What does Computer Vet help with?

  • Installing STF funded Microsoft software.
  • Performing operating system updates.
  • Running anti-virus and anti-malware products on infected machines.
  • Removing P2P software on infected computers blocked from UW network access.

What is Computer Vet not able to help with?

  • Hardware issues.
  • One-on-one training on software usage.