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Update on Testing and Distribution of Windows 11 at Pitt

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 09:24


Pitt Information Technology has completed its testing of Windows 11 use with University services and posted results to the Windows 11 Compatibility page on our website.

We previously recommended that University students, faculty, and staff delay upgrading to or installing Windows 11 until we completed our testing. Based on testing results, members of the Pitt community may now install or upgrade to Windows 11 after consulting with their IT department and verifying hardware compatibility on their devices. In addition, Pitt IT will make a pool of virtual Windows 11 machines available to faculty and staff through the University’s Virtual Desktops for Remote Work service on Sunday, Dec. 12.

Important reminder: Windows 11 may be incompatible with devices that are more than three years old because of its stringent hardware requirements, which include an Intel 8th gen 64-bit 1GHz or faster processor, a TPM 2.0 chip, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB storage. Be sure to verify hardware compatibility before installing Windows 11. 

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.