Microsoft Office 2013 upgrade

Student desktops

Information Services are upgrading the Student Desktops to Microsoft Office 2013 during the summer. The rollout of the upgrade on the Edinburgh campus will start on 1st July 2015 and it will affect all student labs listed on our PC Lab Availability page.

Staff desktops

From 1st July we will also be offering an optional upgrade to staff and postgraduates on IS managed desktops and laptops*.   If you wish to upgrade your PC or laptop please email the IT HelpDesk ( stating: –

  • your UserID
  • your computer name**
  • that you wish your computer to be upgraded to Microsoft Office 2013

The upgrade will run overnight and we will let you know when your upgrade will take place.

Please note that the upgrade will remove Microsoft Office 2010 completely.

If you have any queries regarding the either of these upgrades please contact the IT Helpdesk.

* Managed desktops and laptops are:

  • All staff desktops and laptops in Professional Services
  • All staff/postgraduate desktops in SML
  • Windows 7 desktops and laptops in SLS where users log on with their HWU UserID and password
  • Windows 7 desktops and laptops in EPS where users log on with their HWU UserID and password

** Yoaboutmypcu can find your PC/laptop name in About My PC   on your desktop.
It has the following format –  HWPC**** or HWLAP****


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