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Time to Update Your Windows and Mac Operating Systems!


Microsoft and Apple both recently released new Windows and macOS operating systems (OS) as they phase out and cease support for some older versions. Many of you have inquired about when it is okay to update UTHSC-owned computers to these latest OSes. Well, that time is now!

You now may update the latest OS that your machine supports by doing the following:

  • On a Windows computer: Install via Software Center (located in your computer’s Start Menu)
  • The latest OS available for your computer will be listed in the “Updates” section.

If you choose not to move to the new OS at this time, ITS will start to automatically update all qualified UTHSC-owned computers beginning in March. This streamlines and standardizes support (read: fewer problems and quicker service for you) while also helping to assure the security and compliance of the university’s data.

Please contact the Service Desk at TechConnect or 901.448.2222 if you have questions.