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Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607)

Windows 10 Anniversary Feature Update (1607)

Last Updated: April 26, 2017

Product Information

The Windows 10 interface combines elements from both Windows 7 and 8 operating systems. There are many new features offered with this new Anniversary Update (1607). For detailed information about Windows 10, refer to Microsoft's Windows 10 website.

Recommendation

Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) is compatible with all university-owned Windows computers that meet the system requirements.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607) is compatible with all primary Texas State IT services. Before upgrading, be sure that software specific to your department is tested and works with Windows 10. See your department Technical Support Person for more information, or contact ITAC with questions.

Support Summary

Windows 10 is considered the primary operating system for Texas State-owned and managed Windows computers. However, ITAC supports both Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1) operating systems for Texas State business purposes and provides best effort support for personal computers.

Compatibility Review

This table displays results of our compatibility review of Windows 10 and Texas State IT services.

Service

Compatible With Texas State IT Services?

Adobe CC 2017 Suite Yes
Internet Native Banner (INB) Yes
Internet Explorer 11 Yes
Microsoft Office 2016 Yes
SAP Business Client 7.40 Yes
Software Center Yes

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How to Get Windows 10 Anniversary Feature Update (1607)

Windows 10 is available on new Texas State standard Windows computer orders. Also, Windows 10 is the only Windows operating system version for ITAC's re-image services. To learn more, see the Windows 10 Operating System webpage.

Currently, Windows computers re-imaged through ITAC will have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update applied. Also, computers imaged using the Microsoft Deployment Tool (MDT) also have the Windows 10 Anniversary Update applied. We are working on adding the update to new computers as well.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Feature Update is currently available via Software Center for users to self-update. See the below help article:

How to Run the Windows 10 Anniversary Feature Update in Software Center

Important Notes:

In total, the feature update may take anywhere from 1 - 4 hours to complete depending on the user's computer. We recommend running the update at the end of a workday so as not to interrupt university business.

Important: The user will be asked to click Restart up to 20 minutes after starting the update process. Be sure to stick around long enough to click the final Restart before leaving work for the day. Otherwise, the update will wait for your return to continue.

Hardware Specifications*

Texas State's recommended minimum hardware specs for Windows 10:

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz (gigahertz) dual core or better
  • RAM: 8 GB (gigabytes) or more
  • Available hard disk space: 30 GB or more
  • Graphics card: Microsoft Direct X 9 graphics device with WDDM driver or better

Tech Review Release Dates and Version Updates

The following table contains version and release date history related to content on this page.

Date Version Notes
03/28/2017 Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary Update (1607) Initial testing
04/26/2017 Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary Update (1607) Campus release