IT Services

Windows 7 desktop

As a student or member of staff at the University, you may frequently work on a University computer. IT Services manage the desktops of many of the computers across campus, including those in student PC clusters.


It is very important for us to ensure the University is running up to date computers. Windows 7 allows us to offer a number of benefits:

  • Less waiting time for your computer to log in - login times have been reduced considerably following staff feedback
  • The newer versions of Microsoft Office and many other software applications are available - many of these applications are pre-installed on your computer ready to use straight away
  • Upgrading to Windows 7 means we can continue to apply software updates and protect your information
  • Your updated computer will have power-management facilities, which will help to reduce how much energy your computer uses. This will be a vital contribution to the University's strategic goal to reduce IT-related carbon emissions
  • The 64 bit operating system takes full advantage of your computer, allowing many powerful applications to access more of its memory
  • Software updates will happen faster and will be less disruptive for you, as we have automated how many of the applications are installed and updated

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Windows 7