Windows 7 support to end, users must migrate to Windows 10

Microsoft is ending all support for Windows 7 in January 2020. This means technical support and security and software updates that help protect Windows 7 PCs will no longer be available. This will leave these computers, their data, and the networks they are connected to at significant risk for malicious attacks.

It is important that all Windows 7 PCs are upgraded to a modern operating system, such as Windows 10, which will provide the latest security updates.

If you are using an NJIT-owned Windows 7 computer, you will need to migrate to Windows 10 before January 2020.

The Office of Digital Learning and Technology Support (DLTS) is migrating NJIT-owned computers to Windows 10 on a first-come first-serve basis. You can submit a request for a Windows 10 upgrade via the IST Service Desk. Once your request is submitted, an IT Consultant will reach out to you within three days to discuss the next steps, including scheduling.

DLTS will be reaching out to users as appropriate to schedule migrations prior to January 2020.

If you are currently using a personally-owned Windows 7 computer, DLTS strongly recommends you migrate to Windows 10 before January 2020. NJIT students and faculty are entitled to one license of Windows 10 Education, available for download from IST Software. Please refer to Microsoft’s Windows 10 support materials for assistance during or after installation.

For more information about Microsoft’s Windows 7 support lifecycle, visit  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281

For more information about new features of Windows 10, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features

For general Windows 10 support, visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hub/4338813/windows-help?os=windows-10

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Last Updated: May 28, 2019