Computer Science Account


***Changing your CS password in Linux***

After logging into Linux, open a terminal. At the prompt, enter the command: passwd then press Enter.
Once prompted, enter your current CS password and press Enter. After that, you will be asked to enter your new password twice (KEEP IN MIND: As you enter your new password, it will not show any typing occurring on the screen. Your password is still being entered as you type).

Make sure your password conforms to the following guidelines.
  • Must be at least 8 characters
  • Must contain an uppercase letter, a lowercase letter, and a number
  • Cannot be your name, your login name
  • Cannot contain blanks or dictionary words

Note: This will change your CS password for both Windows and Linux.

***Changing your CS password in Windows***

After logging into Windows 7 press Ctrl-Alt-Del all at the same time. This will bring up a menu window with the Change Password option. Follow the instructions. NOTE: This will change your CS password for both Windows and Linux.

You can set your cache to a small amount; however this does will not matter because the cache for each user is save on each local machine she/he logs into and upon logout the profile gets deleted by the system.
Note: there are a few users where their profile does not get deleted if this is true for you please follow these steps otherwise your local profile will get full with temp files/cookies/cache then you will have problems loggin in to your CS account.
open Internet Explorer
go to Tools
select Internet Options
select Settings
Now set the "Amount of disk space to use:"  to 1MB. click OK.

Department of Computer Science
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering