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Support for Windows 95/98/NT dropped

August 30, 2004

As announced on January 29, 2004, SCS Facilities has phased out support for Windows 95/98/NT effective June 30, 2004. Though a number of machines have been upgraded or retired, some still remain. We strongly recommend that machines running Windows 95, 98, or NT4 be upgraded or retired as soon as possible.

If you choose the option of not upgrading or retiring your Windows 95/98/NT4 machine, you may still subscribe to network-only support. However, effective September 30, 2004, all remaining Windows 95/98/NT4 machines will be removed from the SCS Windows Domain. This will directly affect all hosts running Windows 95/98/NT as follows:

  • Your login and password will likely no longer work.
  • You will no longer receive any help from SCS Facilities for problems with such hosts.
  • Additional steps will need to be taken for actions such as mapping drives, printing, and accessing file shares on the SCS Windows domain.

See http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~help/windows/nt_phaseout.html for additional details and information on how to work around the above issues.

If you are still using Windows 95/98/or NT4, we encourage you to contact help@cs.cmu.edu to arrange to have the machine upgraded, retired or switched to network-only support as soon as possible.