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Windows 8.1

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About Windows 8.1 at Boston College

Microsoft commercially released Windows 8 on October 26, 2012 and Windows 8.1 on October 17, 2013. Learn more from Microsoft.

Potential Compatibility Issue with Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 may have compatibility issues with the software and services you use on campus. For more details, visit the Windows Application Support Grid (sign-in to BC Wiki required).

  • Touch Screen Limitations: Windows 8.1 is designed to work on touch screen devices. Most computers on campus are not touch screen, and therefore will not be able to utilize many features of Windows 8.1.

How can I upgrade my computer to Windows 8.1?

Before you upgrade, make sure all your other software is compatible with this version.

  • Faculty & Staff: If you are interested in moving to Windows 8.1, please contact your Technology Consultant.
  • Students: You can bring your computer to the Walk-In Help Desk in O'Neill 316.