How to Obtain
Windows 8.1 Enterprise is available for use by MIT faculty, staff, and students.
Downloads (MIT certificate required)
IS&T recommends users subscribe to MIT's Windows Automatic Update Service (WAUS) to ensure that machines get approved security updates and patches.
Note: Windows domain users are automatically subscribed to MIT WAUS by default.
- IS&T recommends a clean install vs. an upgrade and will continue to support Windows 7 and 8.1 Enterprise. Migrating is a very involved process that requires a lot of preparation and planning.
Be sure to activate your machine. MIT's license for Microsoft Windows is automatically activated by way of a KMS server on the MIT Network.
Note: If you are using win.mit.edu, it will automatically activate.
IS&T offers limited support for the business class versions of Windows 8.1 including:
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Note: The Windows 8.1 (Core) edition cannot join the Windows domain and cannot use the MIT KMS server that is needed for IS&T Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 activation.