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Your Windows 10 upgrade

If your University computer is using Windows 7, it must be upgraded.

Cartoon figure using computer


Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, we have paused work to upgrade our University’s managed laptop and desktop computers to Windows 10. In the meantime, you may continue to use your Windows 7 device for work.

Windows 7 was released more than ten years ago, and Microsoft are no longer issuing security updates for it.

If your University computer is using Windows 7 it is deemed a security risk and will at some point in the near future be disconnected from the University network.

Unsure which version of Windows you're using?

You can easily tell whether you’re using Windows 7 or Windows 10 by looking at the Windows icon in the taskbar, usually at the bottom left, as per the image below.

The Windows 7 icon is circular and multi-coloured, whereas the Windows 10 icon is solid white.

Screenshot of Windows icons


Guides and information


Anything else?

Our IT Support Centre are on-hand to answer any queries you may have about upgrading to Windows 10. If you have any concerns, queries or requests, you're encouraged to get in touch: