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When Windows "Home" versions are not recommended at BC


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When are Windows Home versions not recommended at BC?

If you are using Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows Vista Home, please be aware of the following:

  • Home versions do not support a multi-lingual user interface. 
  • Home versions do not let you join the BC domain. If you need access to on-campus servers and BC printers, you need to join the BC domain. You do not need to join the BC domain to print to the Libraries (i.e., remote printing). Note: Students can access the web and most BC online services (Agora Portal, MyFiles@bc, etc.) by just connecting to the BC wireless or wired network, so it's not necessary to join the BC domain.

If you need a multi-lingual user interface or need to join the BC domain, BC recommends you upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise or Windows Vista Enterprise.


How do I upgrade my version of Windows?

Faculty and Staff
  • Contact your Technology Consultant (TC) to help you get an upgrade. Who is my TC?
  • BC can install (for free) a newer version of Windows for students who bring their computers to the Walk-In Help Desk. Important: You must back up your data before installing a new operating system.