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Windows Upgrades and Retiring the O Drive

Posted on November 24, 2019 | Filed under General News

Microsoft will be officially discontinuing product support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. This will affect the Allegheny community in two ways.
1) Any employee PC or laptop running Windows 7 will be disconnected from the network. If you are still on Windows 7 please contact the InfoDesk so that we can schedule the upgrade to your computer.
2) The legacy file storage system, the O Drive, also needs to be retired, as its operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft. Files stored on the O Drive will no longer be accessible. LITS worked with individual departments to prepare for this retirement. LITS is prepared to provide additional support with file storage; simply call the InfoDesk and let us know.
Remember: these changes will go into effect January 15, 2020. We want to make this transition smooth for everyone and we look forward to working with you to make that happen.

Helpful Resources:
How do I know if my computer is running Windows 7 or Windows 10? (https://drive.google.com/a/allegheny.edu/file/d/1EkTrtzaUxdJ7XBaM4fc9e9N3AT6-HM23/view?usp=sharing)
Switching to Google Drive from your C:\ drive (https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9310462)
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