Windows 10

Windows 10 is Microsoft's newest operating system.  As with anything, it is important to maintain a healthy and current internal structure. By transitioning to Windows 10, we will ensure that our systems are running stable, secure, and up-to-date with the latest technologies. 

Windows 10 Deployment

Any new devices issued to faculty and staff will automatically include Windows 10, and any devices requiring extensive repair will receive an upgrade during repair.

You do not have to migrate to Windows 10, but keep in mind that Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 beginning in 2020. If your device has already been upgraded to Windows 10, you cannot be rolled back to Windows 7.

Deployment Dates

All Windows 10 upgrade requests for faculty and staff will be processed starting this fall 2017. Email or call the IT Support Desk at (616) 234-4357 when you're ready to upgrade.

The Deployment Process

IT technicians will work with all users to make sure your data, including web browser bookmarks, is backed up and put back in place.

The migration will take approximately 3-4 hours, and the IT technician will notify you when it is complete. You do not need to be present during the migration unless you have special requests for your technician when they arrive.

If your computer does not support Windows 10, you will be issued a new device with Windows 10 installed.

What to Expect with Windows 10

  • Windows 10 is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
  • GRCC’s version of Windows 10 does not contain certain programs we have determined may create an unstable environment, including:
    • Cortana.
    • Microsoft Edge.
    • Microsoft Mail app.
    • Windows Store, among others.
  • All classroom instructor stations, lab computers, and faculty and staff devices that use highly specialized software will not be upgraded to Windows 10 at this time.
  • Sticky Notes are not supported in Windows 10.
  • All Windows 10 devices will be upgraded to the newest GroupWise R2 2014 client.