Gosh ! How it could still be possible nowadays ?
I mean you are in high-level technical studies, you learn how to use sophisticated tools… So why your university & teachers don’t use a sophisticated OS (like Linux) on their computers ?
I mean your university & teachers should aim at excellence in all areas (I suppose), so why they don’t choose the best OS for their machines ?
Even if your university is not focused in Computer Science you should try to convince them to throw Windows away, just my opinion…