This article is intended only for faculty and staff interested in self-upgrading their University-owned office computers to Windows 10 from Windows 7. It is not meant for upgrading the operating system on lab or research computers.
- You should back up your data that is stored locally on your machine.
- Please do not use your computer while the upgrade is installing. The installation may take 1-2 hours to complete.
NOTE: As part of the procedure, your computer will restart itself.
Step 1: Back up your local files
While the upgrade shouldn't affect the files on your computer, it's always a good idea to backup your data before you perform an upgrade.This includes any files you have stored on the computer's C: drive. After you've identified the files that you would like to back up, you should choose a network drive, such as your H: Drive, to copy them to. If you have any questions about backing up your content, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711.
Step 2: Run the Upgrade
- Click the Start menu button.
- Type Software Center in the Search field.
- Click Software Center found in the results list.
- Click the OFFICE - Win 10 x64 Upgrade checkbox.
- Click INSTALL.
- Wait for a username/password prompt.
- Type in your university username and password.
- Press [Enter] on the keyboard.
- Please do not use your computer while the installation is running. The installation can take 1-2 hours to complete.
NOTE: If this process fails, please try it again the next day. If it fails a second time, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711.