Remaining Windows 7 devices to be upgraded to Windows 10

No Windows 7 With just a week until Windows 7 is no longer supported, there are still dozens of University-owned computers that have yet to be updated. The time has come to upgrade!

Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. This means that Windows 7 will no longer receive important security updates, and all technical support from Microsoft will end. The majority of PCs across campus have already been upgraded to Windows 10, but the time has come to make sure that any pending computers have been upgraded as soon as possible to prevent any future compatibility issues or security breaches.

Beginning at 8 p.m. on January 6, 2020, automatic upgrades to Windows 10 will be scheduled for any devices still running Windows 7 on the SMU network.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at 214-768-HELP (4357) or email Additional information on the upgrade is available on our IT Connect blog, and Windows 10 training is available 24/7 at LinkedIn Learning.

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is the IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He started at SMU in 1996 and, for much of his career at the University, had managed the SMU STAR Program before joining the Training & Communications Team in 2015. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family. You can see examples of when the two collide at