Windows 7 Migration

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From April 2013 to September 2013, the School of Nursing will be migrating all user workstations to Windows 7 and Office 2010. The planned completion date for the project is September 1, 2013.  We will migrate all SON workstations from Windows XP/Office 2003 to Windows 7/Office 2010 on a rotation basis. 

Computers that are excluded from the migration are:

  • Personal laptop or desktops
  • Equipment-specific workstations (computers that are attached to specific lab equipment)
  • Workstations that are not compatible with 64-bit operating system (Dell GX280 and older/prior to 2006)
    If you have research computers that are not compatible, you will have the option to purchase a new computer through your grant (IT will set it up with Windows 7), or we will have a limited pool of older computers that we can provide as a one-time upgrade (first come, first served)


Computers that are not migrated to Windows 7 will not be able to connect to SON network resources (domain login, printing, G/H drive) after September 2013. For any additional information, please visit our FAQ page.


Project Completion

                                100% Complete



Migration Process

You will be contacted by Gary Huynh and will be provided an upgrade window.  We ask that you respond as soon as possible and schedule a time within the provided timeframe. The following table shows an estimated project timeline, which will provide you with an idea of when your computer will be migrated. As many of our migration are in-line migration (you will receive a Windows 7 computer of the same model), it is critical that you adhere to our timeframe so that it does not delay other users. Each migration takes approximately 2-2.5 hours and we ask that you be present during that time so that we can ensure your files/settings are migrated and to provide you with a brief (10-15 minutes) overview of Window 7/Office 2010.  It is our goal to make your migration as seamless as possible.

We will back up your old computer and hold the image for up to 30 days after your migration date.  Once the back up is destroyed after the 30 days, there is no way to retrieve any old data from your Windows XP computer.  Please ensure that all your data has been migrated and please notify us immediately if you discover that any of your data is missing.


Estimated Timeline


Dates Phase Group Location
Apr 15 - Apr 26 A 0 AV
Apr 29 - May 10 B 1-5, 10* A-Level, 2nd Floor*
May 13 - May 31 C 6-7, 10* 3rd Floor*
Jun 3 - Jul 12
D 7-10 4th Floor*
E 8-11 5th Floor
July 15 - Aug 31 F 9-15 6th Floor
G 9-15 Oppenheimer

* with some exceptions due to computer shipment


Interactive Toolbar Guide

Microsoft provides a useful interactive toolbar guide on navigating the Office 2010 ribbon with interactive guides. These interactive guides show you step-by-step where your favorite menu and toolbar commands are located in Office 2010. Just click on the menu as you would in Office 2003 and the guide will provide you with the exact location in Office 2010. This is a very useful tool for users who are not familar with the new "ribbon".


Tech Tip Training

An in-person "tech tip" training for Office 2010/Windows 7 will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 12-1pm. Please save the date and plan on attending the training session as it provides you an opportunity to sit with IT staff and ask questions about Office 2010/Windows 7 and learn some “tips and tricks”.
The training sessions are 15 minutes per topic (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), so you may stay as long (or as little) as your schedule permits. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the Windows 7 operating system. Please RSVP at

  • Word 2010 (Room 5-150)
  • Excel 2010 (Room 5-235)
  • Outlook 2010 (Room 5-242)
  • PowerPoint 2010 (Room 5-636)


Recommended Online Training


Additional Resources

  • Office 2010 Migration Guides

    These are useful PDF migration guides that can be printed out. The guides highlight key changes in Office 2010 and provide a quick reference with screenshots for the most-used features in Office 2010.

    Jump to the specific guide for Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010 and PowerPoint 2010.
  • Training Video provides in-depth training on migrating from Office 2003 to Office 2010.  Each training is about 1 hour long, but is broken down into 2-5 minute modules, so you can select specific topics that you would like to learn more about.

    Jump to the specific video for Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010 and PowerPoint 2010.

    Please note that UCLA has a subscription to and you must click "login" at the top right of the screen in order to access the videos:

    You will be prompted to ender the school's URL.  Enter "" and click go.  You will then be prompted for your UCLA Logon ID.