Information Technology Services (ITS) began installing Windows 10 on college-owned computers in February 2017. It is currently the recommended and supported operating system.
As with all operating system upgrades, there are potential issues of compatibility with applications and services. If you have a question as to whether an application you are using will be compatible with Windows 10, please check with the Helpdesk or with the application vendor.
Current Known Issues & Areas of Concern
- Drivers may not be available for older devices, such as printers, scanners, cameras, video cards, and mobile devices. Without drivers, the hardware you connect to your computer won't work properly.
- Windows 10 Enterprise version is necessary for security and management features required for college computers. If you have a college-owned computer running Windows 7 that you would like to upgrade to Windows 10, please contact the Helpdesk so we can ensure you obtain the proper version.
- SMB1 is no longer installed as part of Windows 10 OS. This effects connections to Midd-Unix.
Short on time? Here are a few select lynda videos to target your efforts:
- Introducing the Start menu, taskbar, action center, and settings (5 min 31s)
- Pin applications to the Start menu and taskbar, and customize the Start menu (5 min 13s)
- Use important menus and ribbons to set up File Explorer (5 min 7s)
- Managing several desktops using Task View (5 min 55s)
- Adjust app notifications (5 min 39s)
Lynda.com Learning Resources
- Windows 10 April 2018 Update New Features (38 min) NEW!
- Windows 10 April 2018 Update Essential Training NEW!
- Windows 10 Anniversary Update New Features (1 hr 9 min)
- Organizing Files and Folders in Windows 10 (1 hr 41 min)
- Computer Literacy with Windows 10 - for complete beginners (2 hrs 6 min)
- Windows 10 Tips and Tricks - intermediate level (1 hr 29 min)
last updated 7/10/18 -- use http://go/win10/ to visit again, easily