There seems to be a lot of mis-information out there regarding student tablets and Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 7.
Some rumors that we have heard:
If you get your tablet re-imaged the IT Dept. will put a Windows 7 image on it. FALSE!
You have to buy Windows 7 or your tablet will not work. FALSE!
You can buy Windows 7 from the IT Dept. FALSE!
Here is the real story. This year’s Mercy Student Tablet Package included Windows 7. The Mercy IT Dept. continues to support Windows XP for any students in grades 10-12. If you are a student that is still running Windows XP you can upgrade to Windows 7 if you wish, but it is not mandatory. In order to upgrade you will have to purchase a license for Windows 7 Professional Upgrade. Usually if you shop around you can buy it for less than the suggested retail price of $199. Once you get your license code you can bring that code to the IT Dept and schedule a time to have a Mercy Windows 7 image placed on your hard drive. Students are responsible for backing up their data before the upgrade. The imaging process will destroy all current data on the hard drive. You will also need your Microsoft Office license keys.