Windows 7 upgrades continue

The transition to Windows 7 continues for City computer users. In the next couple of weeks, these areas will receive upgrades:

If your department has not yet transitioned to Windows 7, check out the tentative schedule to learn when your computer will get upgraded.

During the upgrade, you will lose any applications currently on your computer that are not listed in the IT Software Catalog. Any unapproved or unsupported applications will not be put back on your machine after the update.

Once the transition to Windows 7 is made, you should not see any difference in how you use individual applications such as Word or Excel. You will notice a difference in the look and feel of your desktop and how you locate your web browser, “My Computer” or other programs. 

The City is moving to Windows 7 because Windows XP, our current operating system, will no longer be supported after April 2014. As of Jan. 31, 2014, the software upgrade is 50 percent complete.  The targeted completion date is April 30.   

Preparing for the change

Before the upgrade, you will receive a notice from Information Technology about the Windows 7 transition that asks you to:

Internet Explorer 9

The switch to Windows 7 also means a change to Internet Explorer 9. View a video on getting started with Internet Explorer 9 and read an article about Internet Explorer 9 keyboard shortcuts.

Published Feb 19, 2014