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Windows 10

Overview

Windows 10 is an operating system designed by Microsoft for use on PCs, laptops and mobile devices. Windows 10 has a lot in common with Windows 7 but there are some new features, these include new start menu and layout, flexible and customizable interface, performance improvements and enhanced security. You may explore Windows 10 new features here.

ICTO offers Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB (Long-Term Servicing Branch) edition to ICTO issued computers. Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB  is based on Windows 10 excludes Windows Store, Cortana, Microsoft Edge and other bundled apps. This edition is to ensure that the operating system can fit in with the needs of general office usage and be compatible with all University applications.

Transition to Windows 10

Microsoft has announced the end of extended support for Windows 7 on 14 January, 2020. End of support means Microsoft will no longer provide automatic fixes, security updates and technical support for Windows 7. Started in December 2017,  ICTO has been arranging operating system upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10 gradually for all computers issued by ICTO. To date, more than 1,000 desktop and laptop users have been upgraded to new computers with Windows 10. Hereafter, all newly installed computers will have Windows 10 installed by default.

For other users, we are continuing the upgrade of computer according to the computer’s years of use.

Software

The list of standard software we installed on Windows 10 is listed here.

Some legacy applications used in the University do not work on Windows 10, e.g. Oracle 6i Form.  For this, We provide Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to facilitate our users running legacy applications with an older operating system inside Windows 10 environment. See FAQ.

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