Prepare

Ensure you are ready and how to prepare for your upgrade to Windows 10.

1. Check whether you are ready to upgrade to Windows 10

Before you upgrade to Windows 10 you should consider which programs and services you need for your work:

  • Check the services that have been tested to work on Windows 10
  • Check the programs you need are available on Windows 10

If you cannot find a program or service you require on these lists, it may not be the right time for you to upgrade. If you have any questions you can contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

2. Complete the Windows 10 upgrade Checklist

When you upgrade some settings will be lost, so you will need to record these before you upgrade. How many settings you will need to record depends on which programs and services you use. You will need to reinstall most of your programs after the upgrade.

  • Download and fill out the Windows 10 upgrade checklist (Word document)
  • Save a copy of the checklist to your Personal Z: Drive > My Documents folder

3. Request to upgrade to Windows 10

Contact the IT Service Desk to arrange a convenient time to upgrade to Windows 10. The upgrade will take at least a morning or afternoon to complete, so you should think about your work commitments before arranging your upgrade.

During the upgrade

You should consider whether there is another PC you can continue your work or plan other activities which does not require your University PC.

If you experience an issue during or after the upgrade you can contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.

After the upgrade

After the upgrade you will need to:

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