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This software is made available free of charge to authorized members of the MIT community.

How to obtain

Download

  • Click the Proceed to licensing button on this page

Important: Before you upgrade to Windows 7, IS&T strongly recommends the following:

  1. Back up your system
  2. Take the additional precautions outlined by Microsoft

Installing

If you install Windows 7 Enterprise, be sure to activate your machine. If you are using WIN.MIT.EDU, Windows 7 will automatically activate, and you will not need a special installer to get certificates.

Using

About this Version 

IS&T offers full support for 64- and 32-bit business-class versions of Windows 7 including:

  • Professional Edition
  • Enterprise Edition: Available via free download through MIT's Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA); click the Proceed to licensing button at the top of this page
  • Ultimate Edition: Support excludes the Media Center components

See Computer Buying Advice for new purchase recommendations. If you decide to buy a Windows 7 machine, IS&T recommends that you select a system bundled with Windows 7 Professional edition. This version will provide you with more functionality and options.

Notes:

  • You can't upgrade from either the Home or Professional editions to Enterprise - a clean install is required.
  • The Home edition can't be a member of the Windows domain.

Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported: Windows 95, 98, Millennium Edition, XP, Vista RTM, Vista Starter, 7 M3, 7 Beta, 7 RC, or 7 IDS.