Information about Microsoft Windows 7 for staff and students, including tips on how to get the most from the system and details of known compatibility issues.
New PCs will be supplied with the new operating system already installed in preparation for the ending of Microsoft support for XP in April 2014.
New to Windows 7 and Office 2010?
We have prepared a useful guide to show you how to get the most from the new system. Download Using new features in Windows 7 (PDF) to learn more.
Throughout June and July 2011, a series of roadshow presentations about Windows 7 took place across all campuses. If you were unable to attend one of these roadshows, a video presentation is available.
You can also read a transcript of the video presentation.
I am still using Windows XP. How do I get Windows 7?
Current users can register their interest for an upgrade to Windows 7 with Office 2010 through their local IT Support team and requests will be accommodated in line with other priorities.
How will this affect my teaching applications?
Most applications will work without problem on Windows 7, but it may be necessary to upgrade current versions of applications and course materials.
Information about known compatibility issues and applications and systems that have yet to be fully tested with Windows 7.
Please note, older versions of some software packages may not be supported on Windows 7. The compatibility list on this page assumes that the the current version of applications are currently in use. For example, EndNote X3 is not fully compatible with Windows 7 but EndNote X4 is, so it is not listed here.
Please contact your local IT Support team if you:
are currently using older versions of software packages and are unsure of compatibility
know of an application or system that is incompatible
want to make sure a specific application has been tested
Known compatibility issues
Application or System
Some users may not be able to print from the application when using Windows 7.
A version of Vacancy Manager is available through the internet, but only to view/print applications, you will not be able to record any short-listing decisions/comments.
You will need to go to The University of Nottingham jobs website, click on 'Log on' and sign in with your Vacancy Manager username and password:
click on the area you are dealing with (on the left) and the vacancies in that section will appear (on the right)
click on the vacancy you wish to view the applications for
click 'view' to see/print the application form. Please note that many applicants will have attached documents which you can view by going to the bottom left of the screen
click on the drop down arrow to view/print their attachments
Applications yet to be fully tested
Click this text to show the list of untested systems and applications.
Saturn UG Web
UCAS Visit Days
Acommodation Preferences Website
Contracts Issuing System
HR Exit Questionnaire
Staff Absence Notification
International Office Events Bookings
International Office Interview Bookings
IDM Data Layer
Planning, Management and Information Division
Course Targets and Offers
If you have any questions about the Windows 7 please email firstname.lastname@example.org.