Windows Operating Systems
Windows 10 is the default operating system for new and rebuilt Windows computers and tablets. 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:
- Windows 10 Anniversary Update New Features
- Windows 10 Tips and Tricks
- Desktop at Work Note: Neither "Check your Mail" or "Apps for your organization" referred to in this PDF are applicable.
- Windows 10 Features and Changes IT4U
- Windows 10 Storage Changes
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 ITS:
- Bentley Microstation SS3
- EBS eDNA Billing System
- Print Key 2000
- Shutdown Database
Mac Operating Systems
New Mac operating systems are available for download in the Managed Software Center after testing for compatibility with U-M networks, administrative systems, and more than 550 software titles.
Mac computers older than 2009 may not support OS X versions after El Capitan (10.11). These computers should be considered end-of-life and should be replaced as soon as possible.
macOS Sierra (Version 10.12)
Please consider upgrading to macOS Sierra if your 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.
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)
- Spartan 14
Please Wait to Download macOS High Sierra (Version 10.13)
Do not install macOS High Sierra, Apple's latest operating system, on your Mac computer from the Mac App Store when it is released on Monday, September 25, 2017. You will receive an email notification when macOS High Sierra is available in the Managed Software Center.
ITS tests new operating systems and resolves compatibility issues with U-M networks, printers, administrative systems, and more than 550 software titles. In addition to the known software issues below, High Sierra currently has an incompatibility with U-M directory services that could impact the ability to authenticate to some resources or recognize administrative credentials. Apple is aware of this issue and we are working with them to find a resolution.
Visit the Apple website for a preview of the new features included in macOS High Sierra.
Known Software Issues
The following applications may have issues when used on macOS High Sierra. Please contact the ITS Service Center for more information if you use one of the applications and are considering upgrading.
- Office 2011 for Mac (Upgrade to Office 2016)
- Box Drive Beta prior to v.1.2
Some older Apple Pro apps are not compatible with macOS High Sierra. Apps older than the versions below will need to be update before you install the new operating system.
- Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later
- Motion 5.3.2 or later
- Compressor 4.3.2 or later
- Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later
- MainStage 3.3 or later