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Microsoft’s Windows 7 will No Longer be Supported as of January 14, 2020

As you may know, Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January 14, 2020. After this date, 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 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.

  • As of October 2018, all newly ordered University-owned Dell computers will only be compatible with Windows 10, as new computer hardware from all manufacturers will no longer allow Windows 7 to be installed.
If you have any questions, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at: (305) 284-6565 or

Thank you.