What do I need to know?
How will the upgrade happen?
Windows 7 will be introduced either by department or building so that it can be carried out efficiently and ensuring that we provide enough notice to you and the IT Professionals who support you. A nominated Windows 7 Coordinator has been appointed within each department/building, who will facilitate communication between you and IT Services. Do consult your Windows 7 co-ordinator if you have any questions about the upgrade.
When will your department move to the new service?
Staff computers will be upgraded between March and December 2012. We are currently speaking with your nominated Windows 7 Co-ordinator about the best time for this to happen for your department. Student PCs will be moved across during the summer vacation. You can view the project Timeline for an up to date overview of confirmed dates during the project. Contact your Windows 7 co-ordinator with any feedback on the time scale for your department/building.
Review the programs that will be available to you on the new Windows 7 service. Your teaching materials may need to be updated in line with newer versions of programs.
If your department uses its specialist software that is not on this list we will need to know what it is and confirm that it works with Windows 7.
Test your databases or spreadsheet macros
There are some changes in Access 2010 which may affect your Access 2007 database. Also if you use a spreadsheet which contains macros, these should be tested in Excel 2010 to ensure they are compatible. You can book a slot to use a Windows 7 PC to test your spreadsheet, database or other file/program. Contact your Windows 7 co-ordinator to arrange this.
Check whether your University laptop is compatible
There is list of approved laptops that can be upgraded to Windows 7. However it may still be possible to upgrade your laptop. See if you have a Windows 7 compatible laptop.
Remove the term CFS
The new Windows service will bring an end to the term ‘CFS’ instead we will be referring to it as the University Windows service and you will login with your University IT account (formerly CFS account). You can make changes to any references to CFS on documents, forms or web pages now.