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Repurposed Computers

The Repurposed Computer Project

A great way to update research laboratory computers not on a regular replacement schedule!

A percentage of computers retrieved as part of the Computer Replacement Project are made available to departments as part of the Repurposed Computer Project. Researchers have first choice of purchasing additional computers from among the best machines undergoing replacement at four years of service – the computers are re-imaged with Windows 10 Education and have two years of full support for a one-time fee of $125. This is an excellent opportunity for researchers to replace aging laboratory computers with newer Windows 10 machines at reasonable cost.

Click Repurposed Computer Project for detailed information.

For help obtaining a repurposed computer for research, please contact Janet Keener at 94142 or the ITS HelpDesk at 94648.

Research Data at Risk from Unsupported Computer Operating Systems and Eventual Hardware Failure

Extended support for Windows 7 Enterprise by Microsoft is scheduled to end on January 20, 2020. In many instances, it will be possible to upgrade Windows 7 machines to Windows 10.

As computers age, the potential for hardware failure and data loss is an increasingly risky proposition. We recommend that research data be backed up daily to the ETSU network. If you are running WIN7 Enterprise on computers in your research laboratory but are interested in upgrading to Windows 10 Education, please contact us. We can help get your operating system upgraded or help with purchase and installation of a re-purposed or new computer.



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