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Microsoft's Windows 7 No Longer Supported

As you may know, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 is no longer supported, as January 14, 2020. Windows 7 machines will no longer receive Microsoft patches to ensure that they are properly secured, which can result in hackers taking over your machine or compromising your personal information.

Next Steps:

  • Upgrade to Windows 10 – at no cost to you.

    • To upgrade your University-owned computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: with the subject line: "Windows 10 Upgrade Request." A UMIT Technician will be assigned to your request and will schedule a time/date to upgrade your computer.

    • Prior to upgrading to Windows 10, UMIT asks that you copy all of your data/files from your computer to a University of Miami cloud-storage solution (i.e. Box, Google Drive, or Microsoft One Drive).

  • If you are currently running software that may not be compatible with Windows 10, please review our frequently asked questions for more information and next steps.

All newly ordered University-owned Dell computers are only compatible with Windows 10, as new computer hardware from all manufacturers no longer allows Windows 7 to be installed.

If you have any questions, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or

Thank you.