Windows 7 Information
Microsoft released Windows 7 on October 22nd 2009 for consumers and it will come pre-installed on most new computers. This FAQ will answer the most common questions. If you have additional questions contact the Help Desk at email@example.com
Q. Can the college give me Windows 7 for my personal computer?
A. Our Microsoft contract does not allow us to install any operating system on a non-college owned computer.
Q. Will this mean I have to get a new version of Microsoft Office?
A. Windows 7 continues to use Office 2007, as we do now. Faculty or Staff needing Microsoft Office should visit our Downloads page. That page provides information about the "Microsoft Home Use Program". Only one copy is available per person. This offer is not available to students.
Q. Should I switch to Windows 7?
A. If you currently use Windows Vista, Windows 7 will be an improvement, but may not be worth the purchase to you. You can check the list of features and options on www.windows7.com
Q. Will IITS help me upgrade my computer?
A. We can only repair and service college owned computers. Staff can refer you to outside sources that may be able to assist.
Q. If I buy Windows, how many computers can I install it on?
A. Only one computer install is permitted.
Q. Do I have to upgrade?
A. Microsoft will publicize a time frame for moving XP to the unsupported list and we will keep you informed.
Q. Which version of 7 should I buy?
A. We recommend the "Home Premium" version. This will meet the needs of most users. It is not recommended that you buy the "upgrade" option.
Q. Where do I get Windows 7?
A. Please check www.journeyed.com for academic pricing.
Q. When will campus switch to the new version of Windows?
A. IITS is currently assessing Windows 7. Once we have the results from our compatibility testing, IITS will determine the best time to move the campus forward. We will keep the college community informed.
Q. Can I install this on my office computer if I don't want to wait?
A. Please do not install any software on your college computer. There are both legal issues and Network stability/security issues that we need to consider.
There are risks with any operating system upgrade or install. When upgrading your personal computer, it is advisable to backup all personal files to disks or external devices before making any changes.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
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