At my university, the lab computes are set up to revert to a "default" every time they are shut down (usually 2-3 times a week). This means that every time I use any computer in the lab, all the settings and changes I've made revert to the lame ones that some university IT guy thought were a good idea. Essentaly everything saved on the local C: drive gets erased. Network drives act normally.
-Is there some way for me to save my changes and load my settings when I log on to another computer? I'm talking stuff from taskbar and start menu properties to desktop layout, to graphic settings.
-Is there a way I can save the settings I make within programs like Photoshop or internet browsers?
-What about keeping installed programs? For example, the "default" installed java isn't the current version, so it has to be updated after every restart.
Thanks for any tips.