Upgrade My Operating System

Windows Operating Systems

Windows 10 will be available for early adopters by request starting in February through April. In May, Windows 10 will be the default operating system for new and rebuilt Windows computers for most units supported by MiWorkspace. Windows 7 will be available for hardware and software titles not compatible with the new operating system.

Tablets: Windows 10 is the default operating system for new and rebuilt MiWorkspace Windows tablets as of January 2017.

Windows 10 Features and Changes

The newest operating system has many benefits, including an improved user interface, enhanced security, and the Windows App Store.

Get Windows 10 Early!

Interested in giving Windows 10 a try? Windows 10 will be supported on a limited number of eligible MiWorkspace computers through May. Eligibility depends on hardware and software compatibility and your unit’s preference. Contact the ITS Service Center to request a hardware and software review to find out if your computer is eligible.

A Neighborhood IT staff member will schedule a time to rebuild your computer if you are eligible for Windows 10. The process will take about a day in most cases, and you will receive a loaner computer to use. However, depending on your hardware, it may take up to a week.

Incompatible Applications

Search for compatibility by application using the Microsoft website. The following applications had compatibility issues with Windows 10 during testing by MiWorkspace. 

  • AspenTech
  • Bentley Microstation
  • ​Print Key 2000
  • RiskMaster
  • Shutdown Database

As always, if you encounter any problems while using Windows 10, please contact the ITS Service Center.

Mac Operating Systems

New Mac operating systems are available for download in the MiWorkspace Managed Software Center after testing for compatibility with U-M networks, administrative systems, and more than 550 software titles on MiWorkspace machines.

Upgrade your Mac operating system

Please consider upgrading to macOS Sierra if your MiWorkspace Mac is running an older operating system. Apple provides security updates and patches operating systems for only the two most recent operating systems. Learn how to check your operating system version.

If your Mac computer is older than 2009, it will not support macOS Sierra. The update will not appear in the Managed Software Center on these devices.

macOS Sierra (Version 10.12)

The following applications may have compatibility issues when used with macOS Sierra. Please contact the ITS Service Center for more information if you use one of the following applications.

  • All AVID products, including Sibelius, ProTools, and Media Composer
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanners
  • LabVIEW (32-bit version)
  • LibreOffice
  • OpenOffice
  • Spartan 14