Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system.

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Pinned Article Known Issue: “Your Windows license will expire soon”

Because these computers are not connected directly to the University wired or WiFi networks, they and are unable to communicate with the University’s Key Management Server (KMS) in order to renew their Windows 10 license.

Pinned Article Known Issue: User with local admin access can gain access to other user's files

Computers that are assigned to a primary user can pose a security risk when another (non-primary) user signs on and saves files to their profile (Desktop, Documents, etc.) When you sign on to a computer that is not shared and you are not the primary user do not save any confidential files to the computer.  Non-primary users should not sync files with OneDrive.

Pinned Article Upgrading work PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10

This article provides detailed instructions for upgrading Windows 7 on a work computer to the latest version of Windows 10.

Pinned Article Upgrading Your Workstation to Windows 11

Windows 11 is the new major version of Microsoft Windows operating system that was released on October 5th, 2021. This article explains how users of University of Windows managed Windows 10 computers will be able to upgrade to Windows 11.

Pinned Article Windows Hello - User Guide

Windows Hello is a feature of Windows that allows users to configure PIN on each of their workstations that can be used to sign into Windows instead of the password, although signing in with a password is still possible on that same workstation. In addition to a PIN, users can also use other methods to sign into Windows, such as a fingerprint scan or a facial recognition (known as biometrics).

Creating Windows 10 Installation Media

This article details how to create a Windows 10 installation media that will force to install Windows 10 Pro edition on devices with and ACPI embedded Windows 10 Home product key.

Getting Windows 10 out of S Mode

Windows 10 in S Mode is a more limited, locked-down Windows 10 operating system. For University users, the limitations of S Mode are not acceptable.

How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

How to get into Safe Mode with Windows 10 OS

How to configure Windows 10 settings on a University-owned PC

This article provides instructions on how to properly configure Windows 10 on a University-owned PC.

How to obtain a model number and serial number of a computer running Windows?

Instructions for extracting model and serial number on a Windows computer using command prompt.

Known Issue: OneDrive Fails to Launch on Windows PC

OneDrive does not start on Windows 10/11 dues to incorrect registry and GPO settings on the device.

Known Issue: The latest feature update for Windows 10 is not available via Windows Update

On some computers, the latest feature update or cumulative update is not available via the Windows Update. When "Check for updates" button is clicked, Windows reports that "You're up to date", even though it is not true.

Known Issue: Windows 10 Timeline icons do not work properly if Chrome is the default browser.

Office files that appear in the Windows 10 Timeline will not open properly if Google Chrome is set as the system default Web browser.

Microsoft Windows Update

Microsoft Windows Update is a Microsoft service for the Windows operating system, which automates downloading and installing Microsoft Windows software updates over the Internet. This article discusses two different types of Windows updates and provides a listing of the most recent updates required for device compliance.

Urgent Update for Critical Outlook Vulnerability

The latest monthly security update for Windows must be installed on all Windows devices that have Outlook desktop app as soon as possible to patch a critical vulnerability discovered in Microsoft Outlook.

Windows 10 Computer Requirements for a Satisfying Experience

Hints on system requirements for happy Windows 10 users.

Windows 10 Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) setup wizard

The Out-of-Box Experience or OOBE for short is the phase of Windows setup that allows you to customize your Windows 10 experience. Some of the task you can accomplish include defining personalized settings, create user accounts, join a business network, join a wireless network and define privacy settings.

Windows 7 Support

Windows 7 has been out of support since January 2020. Undocumented Windows 7 workstations will be blocked from accessing the University network starting Monday, July 5, 2021.

Y2K20 Why?

Why upgrade to Windows 10 and Office 365?