Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Updates Required to Older PC and Mac Operating Systems
Because Microsoft will be discontinuing support for Windows XP after April 2014, and Apple will likely be discontinuing support for OS X 10.6 and earlier versions later this year, Computing and Technology Services is contacting the users of affected devices to discuss options for operating system upgrades or computer replacement.
Operating systems that are not vendor supported are a risk to the campus network because of the discontinuation of security patches. If you are currently using a PC that was not upgraded to Windows 7 because of software or peripheral compatibility issues, CTS will work with you to determine the best option based on your needs.
If your device is in need of an upgrade or replacement, you should already have received an e-mail from the Help Desk. If you have a PC that is still running Windows XP and you haven’t yet contacted CTS about the upgrade, please visit this page to submit your request for an upgrade to Windows 7.