Prepare to move away from Windows 7

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Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. That means it will no longer provide security updates or support for Windows 7. To avoid security-related risks and support issues, we ask that you upgrade to Windows 10. Begin planning now to upgrade as needed.

  • If you have not already done so, plan to stop using Windows 7 before January 14, 2020. The number of machines running Windows 7 at the university is dropping week by week. Thank you to those of you who have already taken action! 
  • If it is not possible for you to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, begin planning how you will mitigate in other ways. For example, you might remove your device from all networks or isolate it on a protected network and restrict access. If you need mitigation suggestions, contact ITS Information Assurance through the ITS Service Center.

MiWorkspace staff members are working with unit IT staff on plans to upgrade computers to Windows 10 wherever possible. Health Information Technology & Services staff members are ensuring that Michigan Medicine devices running Windows 7 will be upgraded by October 31.

If you have Windows 7 on personal devices that are not managed by the university, plan to upgrade to Windows 10 by January. The consultants at the U-M Computer Showcase can help you figure out what you need to do to upgrade your Windows software.

For more info, see Information Assurance Notice: Plan for end of Windows 7 support.