Why?

Microsoft will end Windows 10 operating system support in 2025.

Impact

In phases, all WPI ITS-managed computers will be upgraded to Windows 11 by December 18, 2024. Devices running instrumentation will not be eligible for self-service update.

Benefits

ITS has been piloting and testing Windows 11 for months. Upgrading campus computers to Windows 11 is necessary to ensure they operate smoothly and securely, are capable of receiving updates, and can run ITS-supported software and applications.

Action Needed

As of April 1, please Install Windows 11 [Related Article) to upgrade your WPI assigned/owned computer. This process can take up 2 hours to complete. The computer cannot be used or turned off once the upgrade has started, so it is recommended start this at the end of your work shift to complete while the computer is unneeded. Additional requirements and feature differences are listed in the Install Windows 11 article. Do not update computers attached to instrumentation; contact ITS.

Details

Phase 1: Spring 2024

Beginning April 1, 2024 individuals are encouraged to upgrade their WPI assigned/owned computer to Windows 11 at their convenience using the instructions in Install Windows 11 (Related Articles).

ITS provisions all new and re-imaged computers with Windows 11.

Contact ITS regarding computers attached to instrumentation. Do not update these computers.

Phase 2: Summer 2024

ITS upgrades public campus computers in labs, classrooms and conference rooms to Windows 11.

Phase 3: Fall 2024

All remaining WPI ITS-managed computers will be upgraded to Windows 11 by December 18, 2024 in advance of Microsoft's end of Windows 10 support. 

Consultation

Please contact ITS regarding computers connected to instrumentation.

If you need to consult about upgrading a computer to the Windows 11 operating system, or have questions or concerns, please contact the WPI IT Service Desk.