Before you install a new Operating System

Before you begin upgrading your operating system please consider the following:

  • Have I backed up all of my files to the server, USB(thumb) drive, or CD/DVD?
    • pictures
    • archived email
    • documents
    • desktop
    • favorites/bookmarks
    • Movies – other media
  • Make a list of programs you will have to reinstall that are not part of the ISU Supported Software such as FileMaker Pro, Adobe Acrobat, Blue Ribbon. (Do you have the installation software still?)
  • Do I meet the requirements?
  • Write down your computer name