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

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Windows 10 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 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 Cisco AnyConnect VPN client first, otherwise the wireless network may no longer function.
  • Upgrade editions


About this Version 

Windows 10 is a computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

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