Recommended Windows operating systems at IU
Windows 8.x and Windows 7 are the preferred Windows operating systems at IU, though Vista with Service Pack 2 is compatible with most services.
For security reasons, the Indiana University network is not compatible with Windows 95, 98, 98SE, or Me.
New Windows computers may be equipped with either Windows 8.x or Windows 7. If your computer is unable to run at least Windows 7, UITS highly recommends upgrading or replacing it.
Note: Use Get Connected to register computers running Windows 8.x, 7, or Vista, or Mac OS X 10.7 and later. Use the IU DHCP page (navigate to https://dhcp.iu.edu/ and follow the on-screen prompts) to register most Linux computers, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and gaming consoles. Contact your campus Support Center to register a personal computer running an earlier version of Mac OS X or Windows, or an Internet-capable television device. Computers running outdated operating systems and other devices that do not meet IU's security standards cannot be registered. For more, see At IU, how do I register my computer or other networked device?
Last modified on October 03, 2013.