Windows OS Licensing on Campus


University owned devices are eligible/licensed for Windows OS under our Microsoft Campus Agreement as an upgrade only.  You may upgrade any Microsoft OS purchased with the computer. You may not use these licenses to put Windows on a machine which was purchased without an Operating System, or with a no-cost operating system such as freeDOS or Linux. If the computer was not purchased with a Microsoft OS, you must first purchase a Microsoft OS license before you can upgrade via the U-M licenses. Apple Macintosh users may use these Microsoft licenses to create a Windows machine on their Mac via Parallels or Boot Camp.


Device Requirements:

  • University owned
  • KMS activated
  • Upgrade only (described above)


Faculty and Staff may obtain Windows installers for their university owned devices from the ITS Software Store.

Students may obtain Windows 11 for free at OnTheHub.