Windows OS - Service Description

This document gives an overview of Windows OS.


Windows Operating System is the primary software used on IBM-compatible personal computers that enables the computer hardware to communicate and operate with other software. Windows has undergone many upgrades over the years. Recent versions have included networking and multimedia support.

For a complete list of features and information on Windows OS, see Microsoft Windows Home.

Support Conditions

The DoIT Help Desk provides support for the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10

Computers must also meet following minimum RAM requirements:

  • 1 GB RAM for Windows 7+ (1 GHz Intel or AMD processor).

Hardware must also be reliable and vendor support must be available to DoIT technologists. See DoIT Supported PC Hardware List of manufacturers that DoIT Repair will support or service. Computers that do not meet these conditions will be eligible for system recovery only (provided the customer has their original system recovery media).

All UW students, faculty, and staff with supported versions of Windows are eligible for support.

For additional information and questions, please contact the DoIT Help Desk (264-4357).


These supported versions of Windows can be purchased at the DoIT TechStore.

Keywords:windows OS windowsOS operating system microsoft product overview general information background handling vista xp Service Description 7 support 8 win8   Doc ID:3265
Owner:Jeff W.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2004-10-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2018-12-09 15:44 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store
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