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Windows 7 Support Ending in January 2020

Windows 7 Support Ending Soon

Windows 7 is nearing the end of its lifecycle, and Microsoft has announced it will discontinue support for Windows 7 as of January 14, 2020.  Computers running an out-of-date operating system are a security risk since the vendor no longer issues new security patches when a vulnerability is discovered, making them more likely to catch viruses and other malware.

Your department likely has one or more computers that are older than 5 years and running Windows 7.  These computers are in need of a replacement.  A new HP small form factor computer tower is about $790.  You may not need to purchase a new monitor since most faculty and staff already have one.  If you do choose to purchase a new monitor, the total price for the small form factor computer and standard 23” monitor would be about $870. 

We are sending this notice in advance of the January 2020 date to ensure supervisors can plan ahead and build computer replacement costs into their budgets for this or the next fiscal year.  Be aware that there is only one more “end-of-fiscal year” before this date.  Your computer assignments and warranty information can be found in the Device Assignment Tracking (DAT) system.  

Any workstations less than 5 years since the date of purchase are eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 without having to purchase a new machine.  You check these in the DAT system.

Please see here for an explanation of our Computer Support Policy, and please see this link from Microsoft’s website for details and answers to common questions.

We would like to assist with the new computer purchase or computer upgrade (depending upon age of machine) at your earliest convenience.  Please contact CTS at 914-251-6465 or submit a Work Request and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you,

Campus Technology Services