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So here's my problem: My college requires us to purchase rather expensive computers to be used for school work. The Tech Dept. puts an image on the computer that installs a network (shared drives and printers) and programs. The image, however, makes the computer slower and limits what we can do on it. I would like to know how to extract the networking files off the computer so that when I format the hard drives (to get rid of the school's image) I can just drag the networking files back to where they came from so I can still have printing and files sharing privileges. I've tried to see if the Tech Dept. will just put the network on my computer but it's "all or nothing."

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The shared drives ideally needed to be done at the time as while it is possible to add it later, it occasionally decides it doesn't want to work. The shared printers would need drivers that would only install if the printer was available at the time.

It would appear the way your college has set these up is the only way it can be done. As to usage restrictions these may be imposed by your college's IT policies which is what you agree to when you joined the college. Therefore if you have an issue with them we can't help you, you'll have to take it up with the college.
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