Skip to main content

windows 10 – University of Reading

Show access keys

windows 10

Why Upgrade?

Microsoft have announced that they will stop support for Windows 7 in January 2020 which means that they will no longer provide vital security updates or bug/feature patches for it.

As Windows 7 is still the main operating system used at the University, we need to upgrade all our Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 before 2020. We will be doing this with a phased rollout up until that point.

As well as reducing the risk to the University if we were to keep using older operating systems, this upgrade provides the opportunity for the University to improve the user experience and to reduce some of the costs of running multiple operating systems.

What do you want to do?









When can I upgrade?

You will see a device message like this on your computer when the computer is ready to upgrade.


If there is no device message on your computer, this means that the device is not yet ready to upgrade and is being checked

After the check completes, if the computer requires pre-work, the project will contact you directly.

If you are an academic, you no longer need to pre-register your computer for upgrade.

If you have not heard anything from the IT department by the end of May, please contact

We use Javascript to improve your experience on, but it looks like yours is turned off. Everything will still work, but it is even more beautiful with Javascript in action. Find out more about why and how to turn it back on here.
We also use cookies to improve your time on the site, for more information please see our cookie policy.

Back to top