In an ongoing commitment to provide a secure and compliant computing environment, ITS makes available Windows 10 updates and upgrades to managed Mason-owned computers that are joined to MESA.
If your MESA computer is below the ITS-supported version of Windows 10, you will see the following on your screen when you connect to the Mason network:
If you click Upgrade now, the Windows 10 Upgrade will begin immediately, and your computer will be unavailable for the next 30-60 minutes.
If you choose Schedule, you will be presented with a scheduling window where you can choose the exact day and time your upgrade will begin.
If you click Minimize, a small Windows 10 icon will appear in your taskbar next to the system clock and will pop up every 15 minutes with a small reminder to start of schedule the upgrade.
Note: If you do not start or schedule the upgrade to begin by the deadline, the upgrade will start itself automatically at a time that you cannot choose nor cancel.
When the upgrade begins, your account will be logged out, and you will see an upgrade splash screen.
You will then see a progress screen.
Your computer will reboot several times during the upgrade process.
Once the upgrade is complete, the maintenance lock screen will disappear, and your lock screen will return to its normal default. You should be able to log in as you normally do.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the ITS Support Center.