Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

Microsoft Windows 7 is a software operating system released by Microsoft in October 2009. It evolved from Microsoft Windows XP and then Microsoft Windows Vista.

Starting January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support the Windows 7 operating system.. As a result, DoIT and your local IT Support is working with departments to move to supported operating systems prior to this date.

Why Won’t Windows 7 Be Supported Anymore?

After January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer put out security updates to patch new vulnerabilities after that date, Windows 7 computers will still function, but because they will not be updated, they become a security risk for individuals and the campus network as a whole.  

Where can you get more information?

  • To find out if you’re running Windows 7, please check https://whatsmyos.com/

  • If your machine is supported by DoIT, we will be reaching out to you to assist with your upgrade.

  • If your machine is not supported by DoIT:

What needs to be done?

  • Your computer’s Operating System will need to be upgraded to Windows 10.

  • Your computer may need to be replaced if it cannot support Windows 10,

  • DoIT can help train users on the Windows 10 Operating System if needed.

  • For software that cannot support Windows 10, an extended support license will need to be purchased from Microsoft.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local support or the Service Desk at 2-9800.

Microsoft's announcement for Windows 7 end of support

 

Request Support

In order to ensure your request gets routed to the right group, all issues related to obtaining, installing or using this software must be submitted through the ITSM System.

Submit ITSM Ticket