MiWorkspace: Upgrade a Windows Operating System

Operating system (OS) updates are available via Software Center Applications. Follow the steps below to upgrade to the latest OS.

  1. Prior to installing the new OS:
    • Set aside at least 120 minutes for the installation to run. You won’t be able to use your computer until the upgrade is finished.
    • Plug in your computer to a power source.
    • Connect your computer to a network (preferably U-M hard wired or the MWireless network).
  2. Once you are ready to begin, click the block M in the system tray to access university and MiWorkspace-specific resources.
  3. Click Software Center.
  4. Click Applications and select Windows 10 Upgrade.
    • Note: You can type “Windows” in the search bar at the top right to narrow your choices if you are having a hard time finding the upgrade.
    • Note: If you don’t see the upgrade, please contact the ITS Service Center.
  5. Click Install to start the upgrade.
  6. Click Upgrade Now on the “Windows 10 Upgrade” window that pops up.
  7. Click Yes to confirm that you want to continue.
    • Note: During the upgrade, a temporary notice screen will replace your normal background. Your computer will restart multiple times during the upgrade.
  8. Log on to your computer when the normal login screen reappears.

Please contact the ITS Service Center with any questions about completing the upgrade.



Last Updated: 
Monday, January 17, 2022