Windows 10 feature updates are coming

The migration of all staff desktops away from Windows 7 is now drawing to a close, with most university managed PCs now running Windows 10. Information Services would like thank everyone for their cooperation and we hope that you are enjoying the benefits of a new operating system.

However, our work doesn’t stop here.

We will continue to align ourselves with best practice according to Cyber Essentials and are committed to bringing you the most up-to-date and secure software. Toward this end, we will soon be pushing out regular feature updates to Windows 10.

What does this mean for you?

We are working on the process of automatically rolling out feature updates to Windows 10 as soon as they become available from Microsoft. They usually become available every 6 months, in the spring and autumn.

These updates are more extensive than the weekly update you are used to. Your computer will need to be restarted and could take up to a couple of hours to install the updates. During this time you will not be able to use your PC, however, you will be able to choose when to restart your PC and start the upgrades to minimise any disruption to your work.

Once the updates are installed, your operating system will be up-to-date, secure and you can take advantage of the latest features from Microsoft.

What happens next?

We will be sending more information over the coming weeks to let you know when to expect your first feature update and what to do. Watch this space!

In the meantime, please feel free to contact the Information Centre on or x7250 if you have any questions or concerns.