2023 Jan | Volume 190

Preparing for Windows and Windows Server OS Upgrade Before Microsoft Support Ends

Following our Oct mass mail to staff members, Microsoft will end their support of the following operating systems:

Operating Systems (Enterprise Edition)

End of Support Date

Win 8.1

10 Jan 2023

Win Server 2012 R2

10 Oct 2023

Windows 10

Build Number must be within 18 months.
Details: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/windows-10-enterprise-and-education.


No further Microsoft security updates, patches and support will make your windows and window servers highly vulnerable to security attacks. So, you should act now to upgrade your devices to newer versions if you want to use them on the campus network.

Currently, the University Software Standards recommends Windows 10 Enterprise Edition 64-bit Multilingual User Interface with Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese (Build Number within 18 months) as standard software within CUHK. Departments should have completed or be carrying out the upgrade of departmental PCs too. Students and staff with personal devices running the above versions are also recommended to do the upgrade as soon as practical.

For enquiries, please contact ITSC Service Desk (https://servicedesk.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk or call 39438845)

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