Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 on October 14, 2025, with paid for support and security patching ending in October 2028. From 03 June 2024 devices will come shipped from HP with Windows 11. Running an out-of-date operating system makes your device more susceptible to data breaches and virus attacks, putting both yourself and the College's data at risk. You can read more about this on our Be Secure web pages

Next steps

ICT is working with the university community to ensure that devices running Windows 10 are either upgraded or replaced with as little disruption as possible. 

If you are using a device that is running Windows 10 you can upgrade to Windows 11, by completing our Windows 11 upgrade/replacement form in ASK so that an ICT engineer can discuss your options, these include:

  • Replacing your old computer running Windows 10 with a brand new computer (this could be a desktop or a laptop depending on requirements).
  • If the computer offered by ICT does not meet your required specifications, we can contribute up to £700 to a new computer. 
  • In instances where staff have an old Desktop, in addition to a university managed laptop running Windows 10, they will not qualify for an additional free computer to replace their desktop. In these situations, staff are required to return their old desktop to ICT for appropriate disposal.