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Windows 10 for Education Now Available to Students at No Cost

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Windows 10 for Education Now Available to Students at No Cost

Note: If you currently have a Windows 7 Operating System please read the important information below regarding end of support effective January 14, 2020 and what you need to do.

Microsoft Windows 7 Support Ends January 14, 2020 – Upgrade to Windows 10

Potential Risks - How does this affect you?

After January 14, 2020 Windows 7 computers will be more susceptible to malware and viruses since Microsoft will no longer address major holes in the software. Although antivirus software will continue to fend off some malicious attacks, Microsoft's security updates provide an essential line of defense. Also, as more software and hardware manufacturers continue to optimize for more recent versions of Windows, you can expect to encounter greater numbers of apps and devices that may not work with Windows 7.

Campus policy requires that devices connected to the network run software for which security patches are made available - and installed - in a timely fashion. After support ends, Windows 7 will no longer be in compliance with campus policy.

If you have a Windows 7 Operating System it is important to upgrade to Windows 10 in order to receive regular security updates that will protect your devices from malicious attacks.

Things to Know

If you are not sure what version, you are running you can get assistance here:

If you are not sure your computer will support Windows 10 software, Microsoft provides information on computer specifications and system requirements.

Technical Assistance and Questions

If you have any questions about your device please contact the 24/7 IT Support Center at (520) 626-TECH (8324).