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Windows 7 Professional 64-bit offers many advantages over our current Windows XP Professional standard operating system, including:

  • Simpler navigation
  • Better multitasking
  • Smarter search features
  • Greater stability and security
  • Less clutter
  • Better overall performance

For more information on the features of Windows 7 Professional, click here.  To learn the advantages of using a 64-bit operating system, click here.

Planning for Windows 7 Professional

IS&T will continue to provide assistance for currently supported applications; however, it is the responsibility of the client to confirm Windows 7 Professional 64-bit compatibility for any application that falls outside of Jeff IS&T standard support.

Below are some suggested steps that will guide you through the testing process to ensure that your software and applications are compatible with Windows 7 64-bit.

  1. Lookup Jeff IS&T Windows 7 64-bit tested and approved software

    Click here for a list of software that Jeff IS&T has tested and approved for Windows 7 64-bit compatibility.
  2. Utilize Microsoft’s Windows 7 Compatibility Center website

The Windows 7 Compatibility Center website list thousands of devices and software programs and clearly labels their compatibility status for Windows 7. It provides you with an easy search interface to find and view operating system compatibility information. The website can be accessed by clicking here.

Learning Windows 7 Professional

Microsoft offers many free online training and help resources to Windows 7 users. Some of these online resources include:

Please note that some Microsoft training sites may require you to install Microsoft Silverlight. If you are unable to install Silverlight, please submit a ticket with Jeff IS&T by logging into Blackboard and selecting the Service Request link on the left-hand menu. Choose Desktop Issue when submitting the request.

date revised 09/27/11

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