Upgrade My Operating System

Windows Operating Systems

Windows 10 is the default operating system for new and rebuilt Windows computers and tablets supported by MiWorkspace. Your eligibility to receive a new computer is determined by your unit’s hardware replacement policy. Please check with your unit to see when you will be eligible for a new computer with Windows 10.

Learn more about using Windows 10:

Incompatible Applications

Your new or rebuilt computer will have Windows 7 if you use hardware or software that is not compatible with Windows 10. 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 SS3
  • Cyberduck
  • ​Print Key 2000
  • RiskMaster
  • Shutdown Database

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