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Microsoft Windows

The Microsoft Campus Agreement includes free upgrades to Windows Pro or Windows Enterprise for qualifying OEM licenses (see Conditions).

Microsoft Windows is a PC operating system and a separate product and not to be confused with the server operating system, Microsoft Windows Server.

OS: Windows
Affiliation: Faculty Staff Students

Cost 

Microsoft Windows is a free upgrade, but is subject to several conditions.

Who can get it

Eligible for:

  • University-owned computers
  • Student-owned computers

Not Eligible for:

Conditions for downloading

The Microsoft Campus Agreement includes upgrades to Windows Pro or Windows Enterprise when a full Qualifying Operating System license is purchased with the computer.

Qualifying Operating Systems

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10/11 Enterprise, Pro, Education, Home

Software can be used for: 

  • Academic (teaching/learning)
  • Academic research  
  • Administrative (university business)

Software cannot be used for: 

  • Commercial (for profit) purposes
  • Non-academic research

How to get it

University-owned computers

Student-owned computers

Visit the OIT's OnTheHub Software Ordering page. Sign in and select Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 from the product list.

Documentation & Support

If you need assistance downloading or accessing software, please contact the IT Service Center at oithelp@colorado.edu or at 303-735-4357.

For personally-owned computers, visit the Microsoft website to learn how to get Windows 10 or how to get Windows 11 for personal use.