Upgrade from Windows 7
Microsoft’s safety updates and patches for Windows 7 will end in January, which means that computers with this operating system will be considered a safety risk. If you are running a computer with Windows 7, contact the IT Division to book an appointment to have it upgraded or get help with decommissioning as soon as possible.
If you are using programs that are not supported under Windows 10, the IT Division will investigate which solution will work for you to ensure that the IT systems at LiU remain secure.
We suggest that you bring your computer in to the IT Division in the afternoon to start the work with upgrading. You will then receive the upgraded computer the following morning.
Note that it is important that you bring the computer in personally, in order to ensure, among other things, that files and documents are backed up.
Contact the IT helpdesk
Use this form to contact IT helpdesk and they will get back to you to book a time.
This pop-up will appear for affected users, urging users to contact IT helpdesk.
Why update now?
Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 7 (including safety updates and patches) will end in January 2020. Work to replace Windows 7 has been ongoing for some time but there are still many computers with Windows 7 still in use. It's important that the IT Divison's work with upgrading is carried out in a timely manner, and that a large number of computers do not remain to be upgraded in a rush at the end of the year.
The LiU document Directives for Information Security states that the operating system on a LiU computer must be kept up-to-date. When updates to an operating system are no longer provided by the supplier, the equipment is to be decommissioned or updated to a version of an operating system that is supported (which is currently Windows 10), for reasons of safety.
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Last updated: 2020-05-04