Protect Your Devices

To best protect Laurentian confidential data, your devices must have a password.

Laurentian Supported Operating Systems

It is best to maintain your device with LU supported operating systems and antivirus.

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X

Software Installation

Software that’s free might be too good to be true. Sometimes you get more than you bargain for. Software often comes bundles with unwanted advertisement programs, and sometimes trojans and malware.

Only install software provided by a trusted manufacturer. Only download software from the manufacturer’s website (Download iTunes from and not

Laurentian University does not allow machines with Windows XP on to the network.
Please contact IT for remediation.

Safely Update Your Windows Computer

For full instructions to accurately ensure your computer is up-to-date, for staff and faculty, please contact IT. For personal use, please refer to the Windows website.

Safely Update Your Apple Computer

For full instructions to accurately ensure your computer is up-to-date, please refer to the Apple website.

When in doubt, contact IT.