The U.S. Air Force has announced it expects to complete Microsoft Windows 10 operating system transition by March 31 to meet requirements mandated by the Defense Department.
The service branch said Tuesday it will decommission all systems not updated to Windows 10 by the deadline.
The USAF will also have to replace the many computer assets within the service branch that cannot accommodate Windows 10.
System users are expected to manually back up data, and list down needed software or hardware before upgrades are applied.
The Air Force said that Windows 10 brings security features to strengthen protection for software patches, making installations faster.
The migration effort seeks to augment security capacities for special programs, mission systems, testing systems and research within the DoD.