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Windows 7 Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get Windows 7?
Windows 10 is the default operating system for DePaul.  Windows 7 can only be installed on compatible PCs.

What software is included with the Windows 7 image?
The following software titles, along with the Windows OS and utilities, are installed on the default University image.
  • Office 2013 (includes Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • FileZilla FTP Client
  • Internet Explorer
  • McAfee AntiVirus Suite
Please note that if you have software that is specific to your department then you or your department should have the license and the media to install the software.

What models are supported on Windows 7
Due to recent changes by Microsoft and Intel, newer model computers will not be supported with the DePaul Windows 7 experience.  Supported Windows 7 models are listed below.
  • OptiPlex 7040/5040/3040
  • Optiplex 9020/7020/3020
  • Optiplex 9010/7010/3010
  • Optiplex 790
  • Optiplex 780


  • Latitude e5470/e7270
  • Latitude e5450/e7250
  • Latitude e6440/e7240
  • Latitude e5000 series

Who do I call if I have questions?
Questions can be directed to the Technology Support Center at 312-362-8765 or sent via e-mail to