Current Windows 10 Projects

NOTE: This page will be updated regularly and content may change.

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows 7 is coming to the end of support at the end of 2019. What does this mean for you? If you are a staff member that uses a Windows 7 UniSA computer, whether it be your day to day computer or a lab type computer, we will need to update it to Windows 10 over the next 12 months.

Why do we need to do this? As part of the University of South Australia's responsibilities to ensure that staff and students have a safe and secure working environment, IT need to ensure that we stay current with technology and security.

Windows 7 will no longer have functional support for the following areas:

  • No security patching – leaves computer vulnerable to attack (very high risk)
  • No functional updates – no upgrades to the latest technology
  • No hardware support – Windows 7 does not work on new PC hardware

Windows 10 Update

During the second half of 2019 existing Windows 10 UniSA computers may require a mandatory update. These are released every 18 months. This update is larger than the monthly security patching and will add extra features and security.


During 2019 ISTS will be running two projects, Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade and Windows 10 Update. This will be an automated process that can be self-initiated or will be deployed when a deadline is reached.

We will be reviewing applications installed on identified computers and their compatibility and working with end users to ensure a smooth upgrade.


During 2019 those users identified will be contacted to start the process of upgrading the operating system from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or to initiate an update on the current Windows 10 operating system. Users upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 will be given 30 days to self install the upgrade. Users undertaking a Windows 10 update will be given 60 days. After this it will become mandatory.

What do I have to do?

Prior to the upgrade end users will need to back up any local data that resides on the computer that will be upgraded, as a precaution. The following link provides further information on data storage and options: Staff Data Management

What happens if the computer cannot be upgraded due to software and equipment?

We will work with you to see if we can apply some different methods to enable the upgrade. There could be some alternate solutions.

If there is no solution, we will need to remove the computer from the network or put it on isolated network with no internet access and very limited options.

Windows Upgrade Instructions

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade

Upgrade instructions - please see the following link on how to upgrade Windows 10 Upgrade Instructions.

Upgrade video – please see following video guide on a fly through of what can be expected for Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade. Windows 10 Upgrade video guide

Windows 10 Update

Update instructions - please see the following link on how to upgrate Windows 10 Update Instructions.

Update video – please see following video guide on a fly through of what can be expected for Windows 10 update. Windows 10 Update video guide

Contact Details

For further Information you may contact with a clear description of your inquiry