Microsoft will end mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, and will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. Without support, vulnerabilities will be exploited posing serious cyber threats to the University. To mitigate security risk to the PNW network, it is mandatory all PNW-owned computers be upgraded to Windows 10 before January 14th, 2020.
Who will be impacted?
- This upgrade will impact Faculty & Staff users at both PNW campuses (Hammond and Westville).
- All Faculty & Staff PNW-owned computers currently on Windows 7 or 8.x Operating Systems.
- Computers currently selected to be replaced and upgraded under the Computer Replacement Program, will proceed as planned.
Feb 25 – April 26, 2019
Upgrades for ALL Faculty computers will begin 2/25/2019 through 4/26/2019, prior to Finals Week, Graduation, and start of Summer Break.
April 29 – Nov 15, 2019
Upgrades for ALL Staff computers will begin 4/29/2019 and continue through 11/15/2019.