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Windows is the operating system designed and produced by Microsoft Corporation.

Note: If you have a machine that uses the M1 processor you can run Windows 11 using VMware Fusion Pro 13 and the ARM version of Windows 11.

How to Obtain


Windows 11 Enterprise is available for use by MIT faculty, staff, and students.

Download (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 10 Enterprise.
  • 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, it will automatically activate.


About this Version 

Windows 11 is a computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

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