MiWorkspace: Upgrade a Windows Operating System

Operating system (OS) upgrades 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 the available Windows Upgrade that displays. Depending on your computer's hardware capabilities, either Windows 11 Upgrade (23H2) or Windows 10 Upgrade (22H2) will display.
    • 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.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Click the green check mark button when you are ready to begin the upgrade.
  7. The process will verify that your power cord is connected and that your computer has enough space to continue. Once all checks are completed, click the green check mark button 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 15, 2024