Windows 7 Upgrade Coming Soon!

Windows 7 is coming soon! We plan to complete the upgrade between the Spring and Summer I semesters. For the past several years, Sam Houston State University has used the Windows XP operating system for PCs. With support  for XP dwindling, the time to upgrade is upon us!


Windows 7 brings 64-bit operating system to campus as opposed to  the 32-bit operating system with Windows XP. With this, we will be able to offer a  wider range of programs for the campus. 64-bit technology will allow for more  memory to be added to computers allowing for faster machines.


Currently, IT@Sam is in the process of testing Windows 7 for  campus deployment. We are making sure that this upgrade is as smooth as  possible. We currently have a technology tutorial available for introduction to  Windows 7.


If you have a printer that is not connected to the SHSU  network (such as a personal printer) in your office, please send us an E-mail with the make and model and we  will help determine if your printer is Windows 7 compatible.

If you have any questions about Windows 7 or concerns about the installation schedule feel free to e-mail the Service Desk or call 4-HELP.

Author: shsuservicedesk

The IT@Sam Service Desk is part of the Client Services department in the Division of Information Technology Services at Sam Houston State University.