Windows 10 Upgrade


Beginning Tuesday Jan 3, 2023, we will begin upgrading all campus-owned Windows 10 computer operating systems to Windows 10 release 21H2. The upgrades will be applied to all desktop and laptop computers that are connected using the wired network or connected using secure UCA wireless. If your Windows 10 computer is at release 22H2 you will not be downgraded. To verify your release version type “About” in the search bar in your bottom toolbar. Select “About your PC” and view the information in the highlighted area in the image below.

The upgrades have been broken down into five groups. There will be two weeks between groups. Upgrades after Jan 3 will be started between 11:00 PM on Friday and 5:00 AM Saturday. We ask that you leave your Windows PC powered on during the weekends beginning Jan 13, 2023. This will make the upgrade process much smoother.

The final upgrade group is scheduled on Feb 24, 2023. If your PC does not begin an upgrade on Jan 3, it eventually will be.

Laptop owners, who have their laptops at home will not be upgraded until the last group. It’s hoped that these laptops will be brought to campus before this group receives the upgrade. Devices brought back to campus and left powered on overnight and with a network cable plugged in, they will receive the update at that time according to the building that the laptop is located in. Laptops that are powered on and connected to the UCA Secure wireless will be upgraded in the 5th group (see below).

The update process should take no more than 4 hours to complete. That is starting from the time it begins downloading the update to the point you can log back into the computer should take no more than 4 hours. After logging in after the update the user will see “Hi. Welcome.” as it updates the user profile, adding up to 40 minutes for that initial login.

The five groups are and their scheduled update starts:

1st deployment – Windows 10 v20H2 – Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023

Buffalo Hall
Estes Stadium
Farris Center
Harrin Hall
Manion Hall
Lewis Science Center
Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences
Main Bldg
Snow Fine Arts
Student Health Services
College Square
College of Business
Bernard FS
Torreyson West

2nd deployment – Windows 10 v20H2 – Friday, Jan 13, 2023 (1st and 2nd deployments are active)

Brewer Hegeman
IT Staff
Christian Cafeteria
Bear Hall Athletics
Math – Tech
Physical Plant
Reynolds Hall
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Stanley Russ
Student Center
Thompson Hall
Torreyson Library
Police Department
Wingo Hall
Internal Audit House 1951 South
President’s Home
Housing Warehouse
Dorm FS
Child Study Center
120 Elizabeth St.
100 Elizabeth St.
Baseball Field

3rd deployment – Windows 10 v20H2 – Friday, Jan 27, 2023 (1st, 2nd and 3rd deployments are active)

Baseball House – 2401 College
2125 College
Physical Therapy
Mashburn Hall
South Sports Fileds
Psychology & Counseling House – 2290 Dave Ward
Soccer House Men – 2210 Dave Ward
Soccer House Women – 2240 Dave Ward
Burdick Hall
Softball Complex
Irby Hall
Integrated Health Sciences Bulding

4th deployment – Windows 10 v20H2 – Friday, Feb 10, 2023 (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th deployments are active)

Remaining campus computers (scattered around)

5th deployment – Windows 10 v20H2 All remaining – Friday, Feb 24, 2023 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th deployments are active)

UCA Secure wireless