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Goodbye Windows 7 and Hello Windows 10!

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As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue support for its Windows 7 Operating System. If you are running Windows 7 or older, your machine will no longer receive security updates or fixes, software updates, and/or technical support. Without security patches, these systems will be easy targets for hackers, malware, and viruses.

Montclair State University requires that devices connected to the network run software for which security patches are made available in a timely fashion. After support ends, Windows 7 will no longer be in compliance with campus policy.

Montclair State University is already in the process of upgrading University-owned machines to Windows 10.  For users that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to campus or have an unmanaged Windows device, you will be required to upgrade your Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 to connect to the network. Please make plans to upgrade your personal or unmanaged device now to prevent any unintended connectivity issues accessing University sites.