Fordham IT is pleased to announce that it is now safe to upgrade your personal computers to Windows 10. For University-owned equipment, Windows 10 will be installed with new lease replacements and new acquisitions only. Currently deployed, University-owned computers are not scheduled for an upgrade at this time.
We needed to delay authorizing the upgrade so that we could complete the necessary infrastructure work to support Windows 10 on our network and to vet University applications with Windows 10.
Prepare your personal computer for Windows 10
If you plan to upgrade to Windows 10 on your personal computer, we recommend you do the following prior to the upgrade:
- Validate that your computer has the recommended configuration for Windows 10. Meeting minimal requirements will allow you to upgrade but may not deliver acceptable processing capability. Check Microsoft’s Windows 10 specifications.
- Validate that all of your additional equipment, i.e., printer, scanner, is compatible with Windows 10 by checking the manufacturer’s website.
- Validate that all applications that you have installed on your computer are compatible with Windows 10 by checking the application’s website.
- Prior to upgrading, backup your data files. Contact IT Customer Care if you need assistance.
Keep this in mind about Windows 10
- Some of Windows 10 features support touch screens. These features will only work if your computer has a touch screen.
- If you wish to use the audio version of Cortana in Windows 10, you will need a microphone. If your computer does not have a built-in microphone, you may need to purchase one.