Microsoft Support Ending for Windows 7- Required Upgrade for Mason-owned ComputersOctober 11, 2019 1:50 p.m.
If you are using a Mason-owned and managed computer running Windows 7, you will periodically receive a pop-up message on your computer reminding you to update your computer. The pop-up will look like the below image.
After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support the Windows 7 operating system. All faculty and staff with a Mason-owned device running Windows 7 must have their operating systems upgraded to Windows 10 prior to the winter break to ensure completion before the Microsoft end of life (EOL) date. There is no charge for this upgrade. Mason-owned devices that are not upgraded by the January deadline will be unable to connect to the Mason network. Unsupported systems pose a significant security threat to users and the university. Detailed information on the EOL support for Windows 7, can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support. If you have a device that needs to be upgraded, please contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.