Windows 7 End of Support

Windows 7 to 10 Upgrade

Summary: IT Services will be running the project to upgrade all suitable Windows 7 Devices to Windows 10.

Who to contact to use this service: Arthur Shinnick | IT Services |

Contact to discuss this service: E: a.shinnick@ucc.ie | IT Services |

Strategic Focus: Enabling Infrastructure Services

Service Webpage

Microsoft Windows 7 End of Support – 14th January 2020

What does this mean for me?

On the 14th January 2020 Microsoft will end support for Windows 7. It means that security updates will no longer be available for Windows 7 from that date, leaving your device vulnerable to attacks. New applications will no longer be made for Windows 7, and some existing applications will stop working over time.   

What do I do next? 

If your computer is beyond a certain age, it may not be able to take the update to Windows 10 and should be replaced. To verify if you are running a supported Windows 10 computer check below for supported and unsupported devices.

Otherwise, if your machine can be upgraded, we will be contacting you directly to arrange a suitable time we will be working through each department.   

 

What are the benefits of Windows 10? 

- It works better with the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Services. 

- It is a more secure platform than Windows 7 and is less likely to crash or breakdown altogether. 

- Your data will be backed up to the cloud, eliminating the risk of data loss.  

Please note all new desktop and laptop computers ship with Windows 10 installed and 50% of staff already have a Windows 10 device. 

See Microsoft link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support 

Supported Devices

Below is a list of supported devices for upgrade to Windows 10. IT Services will be in contact with you in teh coming months to arrange the upgrade of your computer.

 

Desktops 

Laptops

  • OptiPlex 9020 /M /AIO
  • OptiPlex 9010
  • OptiPlex 7040
  • OptiPlex 7020
  • OptiPlex 7010
  • OptiPlex 5050
  • OptiPlex 5040
  • OptiPlex 3010

 

  • Precision T3610
  • Precision T3600 
  • Precision T1700
  • Latitude E7440 
  • Latitude E7270 
  • Latitude E7250 
  • Latitude E7240 
  • Latitude E6330 
  • Latitude E5570 
  • Latitude E5550 
  • Latitude E5540 
  • Latitude E5530  
  • Latitude E5470 
  • Latitude E5450 
  • Latitude E5440 
  • Latitude E5430 
  • Latitude 7280 
  • Latitude 5480 
  • Latitude 3540 
  • Latitude 3440
  • XPS 13 9343

 

Unsupported Devices

The following list of devices of devices are unsupported by IT Services for upgrade to Windows 10. If your laptop or desktop is on this list, IT services would recommend you begine to organise the replacement of your machine before January 2020, when Windows 7 is no longer supported.  

 

Desktops 

Laptops

  • OptiPlex GX620 
  • OptiPlex 990 
  • OptiPlex 980 
  • OptiPlex 960 
  • OptiPlex 790 
  • OptiPlex 780 
  • OptiPlex 760 
  • OptiPlex 755 
  • OptiPlex 745 
  • OptiPlex 390
  • Precision WorkStation T5500 
  • Precision WorkStation T5400 
  • Precision Tower 7810 
  • Precision T7600 
  • Precision T1600 
  • Precision T1500 
  • PowerEdge T105
  • Inspiron - Any 
  • HP - Any 
  • Vostro Any 
  • Latitude E6420 
  • Latitude E6410 
  • Latitude E6400 
  • Latitude E6320 
  • Latitude E5520 
  • Latitude E5420 
  • Latitude D630 
  • Latitude D430 
  • Inspiron - Any 
  • HP - Any 
  • Vostro Any

IT Services Department

Seirbhísí TF

Room 3.34, 3rd floor, T12 YN60

Top