MiWorkspace: Windows Setup @Home

Your Windows computer has been pre-configured to connect and receive U-M resources the first time it is powered on and connected to a network. In order to set up your Windows computer, please make sure you have the following prerequisites:

  • A wired or WiFi network that is connected to the internet.
  • If using a WiFi network, you will need sign-on information for the network.
  • Your University of Michigan email address ([email protected]) and password. Note that if you are a new employee and have not yet received your University of Michigan uniqname and password, you cannot set up your device at this time.

Setup Process

  1. Plug your computer into its power adapter and plug the adapter into the wall.
  2. Turn on your computer.
  3. Choose the appropriate region for your device, and then click Yes.

select region screen

  1. Choose your keyboard layout, and then click Yes.

keyboard layout screen

  1. Click Add layout to add a second keyboard layout if desired. Otherwise, click Skip.

optional 2nd keyboard screen

  1. If you are using WiFi, select your network and then click Next.  If your computer is plugged into a wired Ethernet connection, the screen below will not display.

connect to a network screen

  1. Enter your U-M email address in the format of ([email protected]), and then click Next.

enter full umich email address on welcome to umich screen

  1. Enter your U-M (level-1) password, and then click Next.

enter password screen

  1. The Setting up your device for work screen displays.  Please wait while your device is configured. The configuration process may take up to 40 minutes, and your device may restart during the configuration process. If your device restarts, please sign on with your U-M email address and password and allow the configuration process to continue.

setting up device for work screen

  1. When the configuration process is complete, you will see your Windows desktop. At this point, your device is ready for use.

windows desktop

Please note that additional software will be installed on your device and you may be prompted to restart to complete the installation of software updates, new applications, or new device configurations.

Additional Software

Additional applications including site-licensed software and departmental applications may be available for your device. You can check for and install additional applications by running the Software Center application.

software center


Last Updated: 
Monday, April 12, 2021