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Software Requirements - University owned computers

Software requirements for all campus owned workstations, laptops or tablets.

University-owned computers running a supported operating system must be properly configured to be connected to the campus network. This also requires that a minimal set of software is installed on the workstation.

If you have a university-owned workstation, laptop, or tablet still running Windows 7 please contact the Help Desk with your asset tag number to schedule your upgrade to Windows 10! 
(608) 342-1400 or

Operating System - How do I know my Windows version?

Windows 10 Professional/Enterprise

Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise **Support Ending January 14, 2020** more information at

  • Windows 7 Service Pack (Minimum: Service Pack 1, Recommended: Service Pack 1)
  • Run Windows Update and install all critical updates. (Automatic Updates must be set to ON)
  • Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Microsoft SCCM Configuration Manager
  • Microsoft File and Print Sharing must be removed.

Windows XP Professional ** No Longer Supported by Microsoft** see here.

ITS still provides limited support as needed.  Some existing instrumentation/hardware requires Windows XP.  These workstations will be supported.  If you have a workstation that still has Windows XP which doesn't have these requirements, please notify the Help Desk immediately.

Mac OS X 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8

  • Run Software Update and install all critical updates. (Check for updates automatically must be Enabled)
  • All File Sharing services must be set to OFF.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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Keywords:Campus Workstations Software Minimum Support Supported Operating System Operating Systems   Doc ID:30118
Owner:Nathan M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-05-12 12:43 CDTUpdated:2019-10-08 08:48 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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