Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Windows 7 - End of Life

 Effective: January 14, 2020

While Microsoft ended mainstream support of Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, Microsoft will also end all extended support (such as development and delivery of critical security patches) of the Windows 7 operating system platform on January 14, 2020

As a result SCS Computing Facilities (SCSCF) will stop providing software support for all computers running Windows 7 at that time. 

What do I need to do?

If you have an SCS-supported computer still running Windows 7, please take action to upgrade your computer to a supported Windows 10 build/version before December 1, 2019. 

If your computer is being replaced with a newer computer running a supported operating system or simply is not needed, you can retire your Windows 7 computer.

If you would like to continue to run Windows 7 without SCS software support please request an appointment to convert the SCS Domain accounts on your computer to local accounts so that you can continue to access them.

No support available after January 14, 2020.

If you do not upgrade your computer to Windows 10, it will continue to function but no additional patches, security fixes or troubleshooting will be available for Windows 7, and SCSCF software support charges will be canceled at that time.