Due to security concerns represented by the Windows 7 operating system, T&I will fund extending Microsoft support through 2022 for research computers. T&I will also fund replacing Windows 7 research computers when the following criteria are met:
- The computer can not be upgraded to Windows 10 and
- The computer must be connected to the Davidson College network and
- The work performed by the computer cannot be performed by the Ada Lovelace Research Computing Cluster
In the coming year, T&I will work with researchers to develop a risk mitigation plan for your research computers and ensure that that plan is executed by the end of 2022. Effective 12/31/2022, all research computers still running Windows 7 will be disconnected from the Davidson College network.
If you'd like to discuss options for your Windows 7 device, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.