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Windows 10 Available for UNCW-Owned Machines

Friday, January 27, 2017


UNCW Faculty & Staff,

Over the past year, ITS has worked with various departments across campus to test Windows 10 compatibility with the applications in use at UNCW. We are excited to announce that 99% of the applications tested passed with flying colors (for a complete list see this link), and we are now making Windows 10 available for install on UNCW-owned machines!

We are also excited to announce that in order to get you up to speed on Windows 10 features, ITS has engaged a Windows 10 trainer to provide instructor-led workshops for the campus. More info on that will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we have put together a list of online training resources already at your disposal; please visit this link for more info.

To request Windows 10 be installed on your UNCW-owned computer(s), please enter a ticket via our Service Catalog at this link (make sure to state that you want to upgrade to Windows 10 in the Additional Instructions field). Once entered, your consultant will work with you to confirm your computer is eligible for this upgrade.

NOTE: This is a voluntary upgrade, and like previous Windows operating system upgrades, will require a complete reformatting of your computer. In addition, if you would like to upgrade your entire department at once, or include any classroom/lab machines, please also note that in the Additional Instructions field so we can coordinate that as efficiently as possible.