Computing Services

HelpWelcome to the Social Ecology Computing Services web site. We provide information technology, facilities and support to help the faculty, staff and students of the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine meet their learning, teaching and research goals. For assistance you may find answers here on our web site or feel free to contact our office. Submit a request via our web site or you may contact our office by calling (949) 824-8202 or sending email to se.computing@uci.edu.

Windows 7 support by Microsoft will end January of 2020

Windows 7Windows 7 support by Microsoft will end January of 2020. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support PCs running Windows 7. This puts most of the Social Ecology computers at risk.
 
We have created an upgrade program for current Windows 7 computers. Unfortunately, through our testing with common Social Ecology programs, some computers may not run well enough to qualify.  Below we have listed the minimum requirements that are needed to have a fully functional Windows 10 computer.

Purchasing Computer Equipment

All University owned equipment needs to be approved by our office before any purchases are made.  We check to make sure any equipment you are considering will work within the limits of the campus network and that it will effectively meet your needs.  In some cases we have access to better equipment at a lesser price.  If you are planning on purchasing new computer equipment, please email Computing Services at se.computing@uci.edu with specific details about what you would like to buy, and we will advise and/or prepare an e-quote. All Computing Support e-quotes include warranties.  Keep in mind all purchases, must include a 4 year warranty (PC) or AppleCare (Mac).