Windows 10 Migration and Support
Migrating to Windows 10The Office of Technology will be visiting each county office to upgrade all computers to the Windows 10 operating system (OS). Note: Computers ordered in 2018 or computers reimaged (repaired in Morgantown) will have the Windows 10 operating system installed.
Each office will prepare for the Windows 10 upgrade by completing various tasks.
The materials below will help in that.
Preparing for the Windows 10 Upgrade for each computer including both laptops
and desktops. Note: Do not complete a form for any obsolete computers on their
way to surplus.
- Export Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Bookmarks by following the steps in Exporting and Importing Bookmarks and Favorites.
Windows 10 Resources
The websites below will help you learn more about the Windows 10 operating system
and enable you to customize it to your preferences.
How to customize the Windows 10 Start menu
- How to master the start menu in Windows 10
- 11 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop
- How to Disable All of Windows 10's Built-in Advertising
- Change default programs in Windows 10
- How to Make Desktop Shortcuts in Windows 10
- How to Configure Folder Options in Windows 10
- Windows 10: Pin a program to the Taskbar or Start menu
- Search the web with appropriate search strings for more information.
- Playing DVDs on a Windows 10 Computer
Note: The Office of Technology sent two books to all Extension offices in 2017
to support the Windows 10 and Office 2016 upgrades. If you cannot find the books,
please ask your co-workers. The book titles are "Teach Yourself Visually Microsoft
Windows 10 Anniversary Update" by Paul McFedries (ISBN: 978-1-119-31118-8) and
"Microsoft Office 2016 All-in-One for Dummies" by Peter Weverka (ISBN: 978-1-119-08312-2).
Moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10
As you change from the Windows 7 operating system to Windows 10, you'll see
a few differences. To help you transition smoothly, please refer to the tips below.
- Find "Settings" by clicking on the Start button. Read more about Settings from Microsoft.
RIGHT click on the Start button to find everything else you need.
Read more about the Start Menu from Microsoft.
- You can SEARCH for any command or feature. (Click on Start, type what you're looking for in the Search box and press the <Enter> key.) If you don't see the Search box, please read " Locating the search box in Windows 10."
- PIN software titles (MS Word, etc.) or command/feature areas (Control Panel, etc.)
to the Start Menu or the Taskbar. (RIGHT click on the command/feature name and
then make your selection.)
Transferring Your Files and Folders
If you have files you've saved on another computer – possibly one you are replacing – you'll need to copy them to the new Windows 10 computer. You can do this a number of ways:
County users: Connect to the office’s local area network and then drag files/folders
from the old computer to the new computer. Or, copy files/folders to a large capacity
external drive to transport them from one computer to another.
WVU Campus/Jackson’s Mill/FSE/SHE/Raleigh County Users: Copy all of your data
files/folders to your personal network drive (e.g., J:) and then either access
them from that drive or copy them to the new computer.
Even though the Office of Technology installs all "core" software on your new machine,
you may still have software that will you will need to install on your new computer.
What is the best way to do this? First, click on Start, All Programs on your older
computer and jot down all software titles. Then, when you have set up your new
hardware, you can use the original CDs/DVDs or appropriate website to reinstall
Export and Then Import Bookmarks/Favorites
In preparation for your new computer, you may need to export your browser's Bookmarks or Favorites. Please refer to the handout Exporting and Importing Bookmarks and Favorites for help in this process.
Set up MS Outlook
To customize your machine with your Outlook email, you will need to follow these instructions. Until you set Outlook up, you can use the Outlook Web App (OWA) or web interface at https://outlook.com/mail.wvu.edu and login with your WVU Login credentials.
What do you do with your older equipment? You can bring it to the new equipment distribution
location (more on that later), Jackson's Mill or Morgantown. If you want to bring
equipment to Jackson's Mill or Morgantown, please contact someone in the Office
of Technology so that we can work with the Mill folks for that or so that we can
meet you with a cart in the front of Knapp Hall when you are dropping off surplus
Monitor Note: It's a good idea to use an older monitor as your "second" one if your
workstation configuration lacks this extra screen.