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URGENT - Windows 10 final dates

Essential Upgrade to Windows 10 - Final dates

As of the end of July all devices, including laptops & toughbooks, on Windows 7 will be blocked from operating.

If your device has not been upgraded to Windows 10 please click on one of the booking portal links below to book an appointment or contact  

Site: London Road Community Hospital
Room: Bay A out on the Business Suite
Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020

Site: Long Eaton Health Centre
Room: Hot Desk Room
Date: Thursday 23 July


Site: London Road Community Hospital
Room: Bay A

Date: Monday 27 July 2020


Site: Newholme Hospital
Room : Lathkill House  
Date:  Monday 27 July 2020


Site : Alfreton Primary Care Centre
Room: Crèche
Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Site: Walton Hospital
Room: Corridor on Peter McCarthy
Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020

Site: Whitworth Hospital
Room: To follow the social distancing please report to reception for room number before waiting in the staff kitchen area until your confirmed appointment time
Date: Thursday 30 July 2020

Site: Walton Hospital  
Room: Corridor on Peter McCarthy
Date: Friday 31 July 2020


To check if your device is operating on Windows 7 or Windows 10 please look on the right hand side of your desktop screen, which will be the blue screen.  Beside operating system this will either state Windows 7 or Windows 10.

If your device requires the Windows 10 upgrade, this will be carried out whilst you are present and you will need to log on to complete the upgrade process. We ask that you arrive promptly to your confirmed appointment, and please also be reassured, the engineers will adhere to the social distancing measures whilst completing your upgrade.

To ensure the process flows smoothly,  we have been asked by Arden GEM to remind staff of their responsibility for the backup and safe storage of data. This must be saved on the relevant shared drives as per DCHS process and not on desktops. Also, if there are any specific applications or add-ons to be included on the device then the disk and License Key that relates to the application must be available at the time of upgrade or the upgrade cannot take place.

Please remember to take your existing device and charging cable to your appointment.
Some devices, both desktop and laptop/Toughbook, may not be of a specification that will support Windows 10.  These devices will be replaced by the engineer with an alternative device.  Please note the replacement device may not be brand new.

Organisationally, we have to move to Windows 10 and we will need to demonstrate that all devices are compliant by the end of July 2020. Please click here to find out why we need to complete the upgrade.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me - E: