Windows Operating System Upgrade (Microsoft)

Version 10 Enterprise

Microsoft Windows is an operating system with a graphical user interface.

    Purchase or Download

    Purchase or Download

    UMN Licenses

    Availability Cost
    Department For installation on a University-owned device University-funded: No charge
    Employee For installation on an employee's personal device Need to purchase from vendor outside of University of Minnesota
    Student For installation on a student's personal device Need to purchase from vendor outside of University of Minnesota

    Instructions for Departments

    A license to upgrade the Windows Operating System (OS) on University-owned devices is available.

    Microsoft is very strict on where this can be installed:

    • The computer must have shipped from the vendor or reseller with a qualifying installed operating system; the computer needs to have a Microsoft Windows OS sticker on it.
    • Or you must purchase a full OEM license after you've ordered a computer and keep it on file to prove that you own an original Windows license for each computer that does not ship with an OS installed. 

    To obtain the upgrade:

    1. Check the Qualifying Operating Systems (PDF) to make sure you qualify for the upgrade.
      • If you do not qualify, you will need to purchase a full Operating System license.  You can email [email protected] if you require assistance. 
    2. To find out how to request a Windows upgrade for a University-owned device, contact Technology Help.
    3. If you require an older or different version of Windows OS that is covered by the UMN's Microsoft EES agreement, please contact Technology Help.

    Instructions for Employees and Students

    For students, staff, and faculty making a personal purchase, we recommend you purchase the Windows OS through Microsoft directly or any number of resellers.


    Terms and Conditions

    General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.


    Through the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution (EES) Program, this software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota and was purchased with a Windows Operating System. 


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