Windows 7 Upgrade


Library IT has almost completed the project to upgrade all staff desktop workstations to Windows 7. This upgrade also includes installation of the Lync client, the voice software for use with Unified Communications. 

Library IT staff from the Workstation and Network Support (WNS) unit are scheduling the Windows 7 upgrade on a unit-by-unit basis.  Lee Galaway, WNS Manager, is meeting with each unit head (or designated alternate) individually in advance to explain how the upgrade process works, discuss any issues that may be unit-specific, provide information about training and documentation, and answer questions. Units heads are asked to insure that all  employees in their units are informed about the upgrade and prepared for the changes that will take place.   WNS personnel are upgrading each staff computer onsite and consulting with staff individually  to ensure that all critical software is installed and working.   They are installing  the software applications that are standard on all staff workstations (aka the "standard image") plus reinstalling any additional applications that are required for job performance by individual employees.  Due to time constraints WNS cannot reinstall applications you may have on your staff workstation now that aren't part of the standard image or aren't required for your job performance.

The standard software applications that will be installed on all staff workstations include the following:

  • Adobe Flash Player 11
  • Adobe Reader X
  • CARLI Voyager 7.2.5 (Acquisitions, Catalog, and Circulation)
  • doPDF
  • PDF printer
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Forefront Virus Protection
  • Microsoft Lync
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
  • Mozilla Firefox 7
  • Notepad++
  • OCLC Connexion
  • VLC media Player

How to prepare for the upgrade

Before WNS arrives to install Windows 7 please follow these instructions to prepare your computer and backup all files

After the upgrade

After WNS has installed Windows 7 please follow these instructions to restore your bookmarks.

Upgrade Progress


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  • Undergraduate Library
  • Vet Med
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