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This is a preconfigured Windows 7 virtual machine created by IS&T in Spring 2016 for use by MIT faculty, staff and students only.
How to Obtain
Download (MIT certificate required)
Click the Download button on this page.
Note: The VM download file is very large, approximately 4 GB. Download times typically range from 20 minutes to 2 hours depending on the speed of your network connection to MIT. We do not recommend downloading via dialup.
This software is licensed for use by MIT faculty and staff.
Installing and using
If your computer seems to be working fine, you may wonder why you should apply a patch. By not applying patches, you might be leaving the door open for malware to come in.
To reduce the amount of spam coming into our inboxes, IS&T has put filters in place on MIT's email system via the Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) service.
Most malware attacks occur through a combination of spam and compromised web pages. Interacting with spam can put your personal information at risk as well as download a virus to your machine that may spread to other computers on the network.