C&IT Help Desk

The C&IT Help Desk is your first stop for any technological problems or questions you may have. A few of our most frequently asked questions and guides are below.

C&IT Help Desk

  • What discounts do I get as a Wayne State student or employee?

    Wayne State University works with industry partners to offer discounts on select computers, mobile devices and service contracts. Mobile phone discounts Select service providers provide special discounts for Wayne State University employees and/ore s...

  • How do I get my free download of Microsoft Office?

    Currently registered Wayne State students are eligible to receive a free download of Microsoft Office! Follow these instructions below to get your download today.

  • How do I disable the wireless option on my printer?

    Most personal printers feature a wireless printing option. Wireless printers broadcast their own signal and interfere with the Wayne State University wireless network in the residence halls, making it difficult for you and your neighbors to get an un...

  • What should I know about using power save mode on my laptop computer?

    Power Save Polling (PSP) mode is a feature that provides extended battery life for laptop computers. The mode requires coordination between an access point (AP) or router and the Wi-Fi adapter. Some APs or routers may not implement the feature correc...

  • Where can I find a computer to use on campus?

    Find a list of schools, colleges, departments and units that have computer labs available for student, faculty and staff use at library.wayne.edu. NOTE: Access may be limited to individuals within the unit. For more information, refer to the links an...

  • How do I submit a request for a project with a C&IT department?

    The Enterprise Applications department in Wayne State University C&IT has developed Project Management Processes that provide a common set of guidelines and tools for all C&IT employees. C&IT is using a Project Proposal Site to collect in...

  • How do I clear my web browser's cache?

    Clearing the cache and cookies in your web browser may resolve unexpected errors you receive while using Wayne State systems.

  • How do I pay for C&IT Help Desk services?

    The C&IT Help Desk accepts the following payment methods. Students may pay with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only) or money order.Faculty and Staff may pay with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard only), money order or personal check. NOTE: Ca...

  • Is there anything I need to bring to the C&IT Help Desk in addition to my computer?

    When you visit the C&IT Help Desk for computer and mobile device diagnostic and repair services, please bring either your power cord or laptop (notebook) power adapter and all appropriate software (operating system software and/or application sof...

  • How do I reset Windows Update components?

    Click the link below to download the Microsoft Fix It tool and reset Windows Update components. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9665683 Run the Fix It tool and follow the steps in the wizard.Advanced users may find advanced manual techniques: suppor...

  • What is the Help Desk store?

    The C&IT Help Desk store provides free and discounted software, tech accessories, and diagnostics and repairs to current Wayne State students, faculty, and staff for academic, departmental, and personal use. The C&IT Help Desk Store operates ...

  • What is the C&IT Help Desk store return policy?

    The C&IT Help Desk follows the below return policy. Refunds are not available for software products that have already been issued a valid product key or access code. Physical products that have been opened are ineligible for refunds unless in the...

  • How do I download my software from the C&IT Help Desk store?

    Follow the steps below to download software from the C&IT Help Desk store. Downloads are listed by platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and include a PDF with instructions and the product key (if applicable). Log in with your AccessID and passwor...

  • How do I run HP Diagnostics?

    HP computers include a diagnostic software tool that tests your computer's hardware for errors. Follow the steps below to run HP Diagnostics. 1. Restart the computer. 2. As the computer boots, press the ESC key when the HP Splash Screen appears. 3. ...

  • How do I distribute a software download if I made a purchase on behalf of someone else?

    Purchases from the C&IT Help desk store may be distributed with the following methods. By USB or CD/DVD media: Once downloaded to your computer, you can transfer the software onto a USB drive or stick, or burn it to a disc, and give it to the rec...

  • How do I make a purchase from the C&IT Help Desk store?

    At this time, software purchases must be completed through our secure website at commerce.wayne.edu/helpdesk. Select tech accessories are listed on the site too, but may only be purchased in person at the Help Desk counter.

  • How can the C&IT Help Desk store sell at such low prices compared to other retailers?

    Major software vendors provide deep discounts on their software titles to accredited educational institutions. Our Software Support Team negotiates volume and site licenses for the university and is able to offer many popular software titles at these...

  • How do I run Dell Diagnostics?

    Dell computers include a diagnostic software tool that tests your computer's hardware for errors. Follow the steps below to run Dell Diagnostics. 1. Restart the computer. 2. As the computer boots, press F12 when the Dell Splash Screen appears. 3. Wh...

  • How can I buy a student or employee version of Adobe products?

    The C&IT Help Desk sells Adobe Creative Cloud for personal use to Wayne State students. Employees may purchase this software through their department. Both students and employees can visit commerce.wayne.edu/helpdesk to purchase your software.

  • How can I buy a student or employee version of Microsoft products?

    As the C&IT Help Desk store licensing agreement has changed, we are no longer able to sell Windows operating system products for personal use to Wayne State students and employees. These products can be purchased directly through Microsoft at the...

  • What C&IT Help Desk services am I eligible for as a medical resident?

    Medical residents under Wayne State University are eligible for free and paid software through the C&IT Help Desk store, with the exception of Office 365 (free version) and SPSS for Students (free version). Wayne State medical residents must purc...

  • How can I get SPSS is I am an employee AND a student?

    SPSS for Students is now visible under the Student Software tab at commerce.wayne.edu/helpdesk SPSS is still available for free to all WSU students in an enrolled course or undertaking research assignment (for graduate students). Note: If you are an ...

  • Who is eligible for Help Desk software and service?

    Licensed software from the C&IT Help Desk is available exclusively to current Wayne State University students, faculty and staff for departmental and non-university owned (personal) computers (restrictions apply). Retirees and alumni are not curr...

  • Where are the SPSS lab locations on campus?

    SPSS labs are found at the following Wayne State locations. Undergraduate Library (UGL), 5155 Gullen Mall First floor 24 hour areaSecond floor classroom lab area School of Business Administration, Prentis Building, 5201 Cass Room 5 on the Lower Level

  • What software is available through the C&IT Help Desk store?

    The C&IT Help Desk store provides free and discounted software to current students, faculty and staff for academic, departmental and personal use. This service aims to: Reduce the cost of desktop software that has universal interest through volum...

  • What types of payment does the C&IT Help Desk store accept?

    The C&IT Help Desk store accepts the following forms of payment. Students: Credit card, debit card or money order.Faculty and Staff (for employee owned software): Credit card, debit card, money order or check.Faculty and Staff (for department own...

  • How do I get my software from the C&IT Help Desk store?

    Software may be retrieved from the C&IT Help Desk store by the following methods. By download under the My Account > My Downloadable Products (left-hand side). Not all products are available via download at this time.By pick up at our location...

  • What are the latest changes to SPSS at Wayne State?

    SPSS for Students is now available as a self service download (free) through the C&IT Help Desk store at commerce.wayne.edu/helpdesk. We've updated our process to allow those with student only (not employee) status 24/7 instant access to download...

  • Where can I find my SPSS activation code?

    Once you've completed the checkout for SPSS through the C&IT Help Desk store, you will find the activation code on the My Downloads tab. There you'll find a link entitled Product Key & Installation Instructions. This is a PDF document that y...

  • How can I find out which version of macOS I am using?

    Visit Apple's support page Finding the OS X version and build information on your Mac. Alternatively, you can click the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner and then select About this Mac.

  • What are the Terms of Service for Help Desk repairs?

    Wayne State University C&IT Help Desk Repairs Terms of Service Agreement The Wayne State University (WSU) division of Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) provides limited computer diagnostic and repair services on supported personal...

  • How can I contact the C&IT Help Desk?

    The C&IT Help Desk is Wayne State University's campus technology headquarters -- a one-stop shop for all your tech support needs. You may contact the Help Desk both virtually and in person. Phone and web The C&IT Help Desk is available for on...

  • Why does the Help Desk only support specific software?

    The software support offered by C&IT is limited for numerous reasons. Due to the large population of the Wayne State University community and the requirements of the central systems and services supported, C&IT is unable to offer support for ...

  • How do I update my SAS license?

    Follow the steps below to update a SAS license. Click on the Start menu and under All Programs, click on the folder labeled SAS to expand it.Expand the Utilities folder and select Renew SAS Software.A dialog box will prompt you to browse for the SID ...

  • How do I update my SPSS license?

    If you have purchased a license for SPSS, you must enter the code into your software. Follow the steps below to update your SPSS license.Click on the start menu and under All Programs click on the folder labeled IBM SPSS Statistics to expand it.Selec...

  • How do I make changes to the Mac OS X firewall?

    Follow the steps below to make changes to the Mac OS X firewall.Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of the display.Click Sharing in the System Preferences window.Click the Firewall button.If window states Firewall O...

  • How do I connect to the WSU FTP server?

    The Wayne State University FTP server is a file repository that provides access to a wide variety of current software via a high-speed campus network. If you are connecting via the WSU campus network or via the VPN, the FTP server will request your A...

  • How do I get the Wayne State Mobile app?

    The Wayne State Mobile App offers students, faculty, staff and alumni an easy way to access information about Wayne State University on the go, including: Wayne Connect email and calendarParking availabilityClass ScheduleOneCard balance The app is av...

  • Can students checkout computers and other equipment?

    The Wayne State Undergraduate Library offers multimedia equipment for checkout to current students. Items include laptops, tablets, keyboards, webcams and more. Learn more at library.wayne.edu/equipmentcheckout.

  • How do I install IBM SPSS Statistics 25?

    Instructions will be included with your download when you acquire the software from the C&IT Help Desk. You can purchase the software from commerce.wayne.edu/helpdesk/. Please note: SPSS releases 24 and 25 are not officially supported on Catalina...

  • What are the system requirements for Microsoft Office 365?

    Currently registered Wayne State University students are eligible to receive a free, fully-featured copy of Microsoft Office. This may be installed on up to five computers (PC or Mac). Find the full system requirements at: products.office.com/en-us/o...

  • What's included in my free download of Microsoft Office?

    A free download of Microsoft Office is available to most Wayne State University students, staff and faculty. The specific features of the download depend on whether you use a Mac or PC. PC Microsoft Office includes Microsoft WordMicrosoft ExcelMicros...

  • How do I install my free download of Microsoft Office on my Mac?

    Follow the instructions below to install your free copy of Microsoft Office on a personally-owned Mac. You may install Office on up to five personally-owned computers. Your free download off Office is for personal use -- do not install it on Wayne St...

  • How do I get help with downloading and installing free Microsoft Office?

    The C&IT Help Desk is available to assist you in logging into your Wayne Connect account, locating the free Microsoft Office download and installing it on your computer.

  • How do I install my free download of Microsoft Office on a PC?

    Follow the instructions below to install your free copy of Microsoft Office on a personally-owned PC. You my install Office on up to five personally-owned computers. Your free download of Office is for personal use -- do not install it on Wayne State...

  • How do I validate my Office 365 product key without verification by email? (For paid version only)

    Users do not have to receive the Office 365 verification via email to their @wayne.edu address. Follow the steps below to receive verification vialive chat. 1. Visit Office.com/verify. 2. DO NOT ENTER THE PRODUCT KEY. 3. Click Get Support in the upp...

  • What should I know about free Microsoft Office at Wayne State? (FAQs)

    Currently registered students and select Wayne State University employees are eligible for a free download of Microsoft Office. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the program. Who can install and use the free Office 365 products? All...

  • How can I get student help or tutoring for Adobe programs?

    Students may get help with Adobe Dreamweaver, Encore, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop and more at the Writing Research and Technology Zone (WRT) in room 2310 of the Undergraduate Library. The Technology Zone offers a wide range of photo, video and soun...

  • How do I reactivate my free Microsoft Office subscription?

    Users of the free Microsoft Office subscription may experience a prompt to activate or reactivate the software. If you are still eligible for this free subscription, follow the instructions below to reactivate your subscription. 1. Click Sign In. DO...

  • How do I call the C&IT Help Desk?

    The C&IT Help Desk phone number is 313-577-4357. Full contact info for the C&IT Help Desk may be found at tech.wayne.edu/helpdesk.

  • How do I take a screenshot?

    Learn how to take a screenshot on a wide variety of devices and operating systems at take-a-screenshot.org.

  • How do I enable Flash in Google Chrome?

    Some webpages still require the use of Adobe Flash to function properly, such as Xfinity on Campus and some training resources.

  • How can I find out if I'm running the 32 or 64-bit version of Windows?

    Visit Microsoft's support page "determine my bit version" and scroll down to the Automatic version detection results to view what version you are running. Alternatively, you may scroll down to the next section Manually determine which version of Wind...