Information Services

Starting an application

To start an application program, click on the Start button and select the desired program from the menu.

Windows 7 start button

Click on All Programs to see more programs.

You can also run applications by typing their name. Click the Start button and type the name of the application you would like to run (e.g. "Excel").

Note: The Start menu will, over time, display the programs you use most frequently.

Available software

Please follow the link below to view available applications on open-access computers.

Additional software

The uCreate area and Resource Centre provide additional software packages, such as Adobe Photoshop and Premiere for image and video editing, and Dreamweaver for web development. Some schools also provide specialist software in particular open-access areas.

uCreate homepage

School specific applications

To access school specific applications, click the Start button, click All Programs and click on the folder labelled School Applications.

"On demand" applications

Some programs will automatically download onto the machine only when you need them. You run these exactly as you would run any other applications. You will see a progress bar before the application launches.

32-bit and 64-bit applications

The majority of Open Access computers will be installed with the Windows 7 64-bit operating system.