Information Technology Services will make the Windows 11 operating system available to all ITS-supported computers that can accept the upgrade starting today (November 9).
You can continue working while it installs in the background. To complete the installation, click the “reboot now” prompt. Restarting can take up to 30 minutes, so click “Schedule Restart” to select a more convenient time.
If you haven’t completed it by Wednesday, November 16, the upgrade will complete and restart your computer automatically.
This change affects all departments that are supported by ITS. Colleges and campuses with their own IT support teams will update eligible machines to Windows 11 on their own timelines. Contact your IT team if you have any questions.
Learn more about Windows 11 by reading this article: Frequently Asked Questions – Windows 11.
Please note that this upgrade enables “known folder redirection”, which redirects your documents, desktop, and pictures folders from your computer to your OneDrive account. Syncing these files consumes bandwidth, so if you have a lot of content in these folders, you might want to upgrade at the end of your working day. If your access to this content is interrupted, follow these instructions.
If you have a problem with the installation, contact the ITS Service Desk at 304-293-4444.