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Recommended IT Practices

Software Installation and Upgrades

Recommended Actions to Prepare for Upgrading an Operating System

Before upgrading a computer to another operating system, there are several recommended steps to take.

Software Maintenance

Install hardware and software updates, if needed.
Malicious hackers repeatedly find vulnerabilities, or "holes," which they use to exploit computer software. As a result, vendors develop patches to fix these vulnerabilities. Customers are responsible for downloading and installing these patches and configuring software correctly.
Information Technology strongly recommends keeping your computers up-to-date by downloading and installing patches as often as necessary.