Windows is the operating system designed and produced by Microsoft Corporation.
Note: Apple’s latest M1 processor restricts the running of virtual machines, e.g., running Windows via VMWare Fusion. If you have a machine that uses the M1 processor you will not be able to run a Virtual Machine and/or Windows 10 or 11.
How to Obtain
Windows 10 Enterprise is available for use by MIT faculty, staff, and students.
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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.
- Pre-installed Windows RT on machines powered by ARM processors is not supported at this time.
- When upgrading from Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1, uninstall the VPN client first, otherwise the wireless network may no longer function.
- Upgrade editions