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We're making the switch – Windows 7 now running on open access PCs

26 September 2012

Image of PCs in ASSL eLounge

If you've already used a PC in one of the libraries across campus, you may have noticed some changes compared to last year.

Many of the open access PCs in the libraries and Information Services-run open access rooms (including the Julian Hodge Study Centre) are being updated to use the Windows 7 operating system, as are most teaching rooms and many School PC labs.

The main difference you'll see when you log in is that the Windows 7 PCs display a different desktop. Instead of navigating to Networked Apps via the Start menu, you will see an icon on the desktop called 'Cardiff Apps'. Here you will find most of the tools and resources you previously accessed via Networked Apps under Windows XP.

Most of the libraries still have a number of PCs running Windows XP, should you not wish to use the updated machines or need to use something that will only run on XP

For more information, please visit the Windows 7 pages on the Information Services website. For advice and support about using Windows 7, please speak to your School's Local Computer Representative (LCR), your local IT support staff, or contact the IT Service Desk.

View more information about Windows 7

Find your nearest available open access PC – download the Cardiff University Mobile App to use the 'Find a PC' tool

View a list of the open access computer rooms across the University, and the equipment available

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