Windows 7 End of Support
On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates for the Windows 7 operating system. While we have been deploying Windows 10 for many years we realize there may still be computers running Windows 7 on campus.
Please be advised that after January 14th no computer running Windows 7 will be allowed to be connected to the college network.
This includes, student worker machines, lab machines and research machines. We are running reports to find machines with Windows 7 on our network and will reach out to you if we find one, but if you are already aware of a machine running Windows 7 in your area please contact the ProDesk. The upgrade process to Windows 10 is generally not complicated and can be done in a couple of hours, however we would like to schedule as many ahead of time as possible.
In general, the easiest way to see if you have Windows 7 is the icon for the start button. If it looks like the blue circle with the Windows logo in the center you are on Windows 7.
If you have the square logo icon like below, you are on Windows 10.
When contacting the ProDesk please be sure to let us know of any specialized software or equipment that may be running on the computer. There may be cases where older software or equipment that runs on Windows 7 will not run on Windows 10 and may require the purchase of new licenses/equipment.
The link to the official Microsoft release is below. Please contact the ProDesk with any questions.