Update All UAA PC Computers to Windows 10


Why is this being done?

Doing this allows UAA to stay up to date on windows security features as well as keeping everyone on the same page in regaurds to the operating system and other Microsoft software.

How will this be done?

UAA IT Services will be deploying windows update via remote deployment.  This means that roughly every October your WIndows computer will be updated to the current deployment of Windows (version 1809 is the current one).

  • Can a exception be made for a computer to not be upgraded?
    At this time you can contact the Technical Support Center and requestion one. However it will need to be a buisness case, and not one of personal preference. Each request will be evaluated on a individual basis.
  • What is Windows 10?

    Windows 10 is the name for Microsoft's next generation client operating system.

  • Will upgrading from Windows 7 or later preserve my personal files, applications and settings?
    Yes, upgrading from Windows 7 or a later version will preserve your personal files (documents, music, pictures, videos, downloads, favorites, emails, contacts etc, applications (ie. Microsoft Office, Adobe applications etc),  games and settings (ie. passwords, custom dictionary, application settings).
  • Will my existing programs, hardware and drivers work on Windows 10?
    Most applications and hardware drivers designed for Windows 7 or later should work with Windows 10. Of course, with significant changes in Windows 10, it is best you contact the software developer and hardware vendor to find out about support for Windows 10. Windows 10 setup will keep, upgrade, replace and might require that you install new drivers through Windows Update or from the manufacturers website.
  • What are some of the new improvements in Windows 10?
    • Customizable Start menu.
    • Refreshed icons and graphics
    • Integration with Microsoft's digital assistant - Cortana, can be used for finding and retrieving information on the Internet and your PC, such as files. You can also use it to control applications such as the Music Player, prepare an email message or track a package.
    • Task View for managing applications using multiple desktops.
    • Modern apps can now be windowed and behave just like desktop apps.
    • Notification Center for centralized management of notifications and quick access to PC settings.
    • Universal applications that work not only on your Windows 10 PC, but also your mobile phone running Windows 10
    • Touch optimized Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint). Providing the power of Office on devices with touch support. Users can edit, prepare documents, spreadsheets and presentations with full document fidelity regardless of device.
    • Continuum Mode - if you own a 2 in 1 form factor that works both as a laptop and tablet, you can easily let Windows 10 decide the best environment for you. Once detached into Tablet mode for instance, you can work in a more touch optimized user interface. Users will also be able to remotely use Windows 10 Mobile apps on their Windows PCs.
    • Microsoft Edge - Windows 10 will include a next generation web browser called Edge that support advances in Windows 10 such as Cortana for finding information on the web, Annotation, PDF support, superior reading experience.
    • Music and playlist integration in OneDrive.
    • Unified messaging using Skype Integration
    • Windows Hello and Passport for personalized authentication without the use of passwords.
    • Device Guard for protecting devices against malicious applications.
    • Support for media formats such as FLAC and MKV
  • Which features will be removed when I upgrade from a previous version of Windows?
    • If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and you install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed.
    • Watching DVDs requires separate playback software
    • Windows 7 desktop gadgets will be removed as part of installing Windows 10.
    • Windows 10 Home users will have updates from Windows Update automatically available. Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise users will have the ability to defer updates
    • Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts Games that come pre-installed on Windows 7 will be removed as part of installing the Windows 10 upgrade. Microsoft has released our version of Solitaire and Minesweeper called the “Microsoft Solitaire Collection” and “Microsoft Minesweeper.”
    • If you have a USB floppy drive, you will need to download the latest driver from Windows Update or from the manufacturer's website.
    • If you have Windows Live Essentials installed on your system, the OneDrive application is removed and replaced with the inbox version of OneDrive.
    • Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Mode


Project Vidoes

Video talking about the Scheduled Upgrade Process
Video talking about how the process to update/upgrade will work


Project Updates

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