Windows 7 retirement

Microsoft will end support of Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. UCSC currently has more than 900 Windows 7 computers in use by instructors, staff and students. UC Computer Policy states that we will not support any software or operating system that is not supported by its vendor. Therefore, ITS is starting to plan now for Windows 7 retirement.

UC Electronic Information Security policy:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/7000543/BFB-IS-3
Specifically, Section 1 #12:  Run a version of the operating system that is supported by the vendor.

Microsoft statement about Windows 7 retirement

This retirement plan includes:

Communicating to campus - emails, webpages and news items

Preparing ITS techs with upgrading information

Researching software that will be affected and provide solutions

Researching upgrade processes including using BigFix for remote upgrades

Scheduling Win 7 upgrades for compliance by Jan. 2020

How do I know if I have Windows 7?

Check for your operating system by entering "computer" in the search box, right-click "Computer" and then click Properties or choose "System". Look under Windows edition for the version.

Please check back to this webpage for more information as it becomes available.