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Upgrade Windows 7 machines before the operating system reaches end of life on 14 January 2020

last modified Apr 30, 2019 11:42 AM
Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 on 14 January 2020. The good news is that you may be entitled to a free upgrade to Windows 10, if your institution is participating in the University's EES agreement.

The Windows 7 operating system will reach end of life on 14 January 2020. This means that Microsoft will no longer update or support it after that date. Any device running Windows 7 will become increasingly vulnerable to new security flaws or threats that may arise because Microsoft is unlikely to release patches.

More than 5000 devices are running Windows 7 at the University. The good news is that institutions that are participating in the University's EES agreement are entitled to a free upgrade to Windows 10. For details on how to get this, please visit our EES pages and Software Distribution site.

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