Windows Operating Systems

Important Note: Windows 7 reaches end-of-life on January 14th 2020, after which point it will no longer be supported by Microsoft or USD.  

If you currently are using a USD-owned computer with Windows 7, please contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance in upgrading to Windows 10

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Supported Versions

The following versions of Windows are currently supported:

  • Windows 10 (current version: 1809)
  • Windows 7 (end of life is January 16th, 2019)

Unsupported versions of Windows may not be able to connect to USD networks or resources.  If your device is running an unsupported version of Windows, please contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance.  

Windows Default Software

Each USD-owned and managed Windows computer comes with the following default software:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Acrobat Reader
  • QuickTime video player
  • Symantec Antivirus
  • Notepad++
  • Java (USD compatible versions)