Today or tomorrow (October 22nd or 23rd), you should receive a new Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit DVD for your office. This is the newest Microsoft Windows Operating System and replaces Windows Vista. All new machines setup by EIT currently come with Windows 7 installed.
Included with the DVD are instructions for installing it on new or current machines. NOTE: we recommend a 'clean' install for all upgrades. This means that you should copy off all data, format the hard drive and then install the new operating system.
Windows 7 can be installed on any computer owned or leased by Iowa State University Extension under the terms of the Microsoft Campus Agreement for Iowa State University. You do NOT need to upgrade any current computer unless you're having problems with your current machine and are requested to do so by Extension IT staff.
For more information about Windows 7, including hardware requirements and installation instructions, you can go here.
If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Extension IT Support Hotline at 515.294.1725 or firstname.lastname@example.org