Windows 11: What to do if you want to upgrade

Information Resources & Technology has received several questions from students asking whether they should upgrade to Windows 11. We have not fully tested Windows 11 with all Rowan-provided software, and we cannot guarantee that all applications will work as expected with Windows 11.

If you still want to move forward with upgrading your personal device to Windows 11, you should:

  1. Check compatibility. Use the PC Health Check app to see if your PC can run Windows 11. Also, make sure any software and accessories you use with your computer on a regular basis will work with Windows 11. 
  2. Back up your documents. Please back up any important documents or other content before starting the upgrade and close all applications. You may lose unsaved data if the upgrade is not successful. You have access to unlimited storage on Google Drive. For help uploading files to Google Drive, review these instructions.

If you experience any issues accessing software after you upgrade, remember you can always access Rowan-managed software through the Virtual Academic Desktop in Citrix, which provides access to a Windows 10 desktop experience from nearly any device. Make sure you have the latest version of Citrix Workspace installed.

If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Support Center at 856-256-4400, or submit a ticket in the Rowan Support Portal.