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Your Windows 10 upgrade

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

Cartoon figure using computer


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

Therefore, if your University computer is using Windows 7, it is a security risk and will be disconnected from the University network.

Due to the increased demand, it may be a few weeks before we're able to perform your upgrade. However, please be assured that when you have submitted your request, you will be able to carry on working on your Windows 7 computer until the upgrade has taken place. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you upgrade if you are using Windows 7, and confirm your upgrade date with IT Services.

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 more than welcome to get in touch: