Windows 10 Enterprise

Windows 10 is a Microsoft operating system, designed to be run on Windows-compatible computers. An upgrade to this operating system from previous versions of Windows is available to eligible individuals at Columbia University under the terms of a campus-wide license agreement with Microsoft Corporation. This product can be installed on eligible systems used for your Columbia-related work.

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Please note:

  • Support: Although Windows 10 is available for installation through our agreement with Microsoft, CUIT does not support Windows 10 at this time. If you need help with this software after installing it on a home computer, please obtain support from a third-party service provider in your local area.​​​​
  • Applications: Currently, Administrative Applications are not certified to run on Windows 10.
  • Installation: Eligibility to download Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise is generally limited to University officers, support staff and faculty, with exceptions for certain graduate/professional students at CUMC and the Business School. All students should visit the Microsoft Software Portal for MS downloads to personal devices. If you are not eligible, you will not be able to download the installer and will be redirected to a page with additional information.
  • CUIT-managed Computers: This upgrade is not to be installed on CUIT-managed desktops. CUIT is responsible for any upgrades to machines that they manage.

How to Download and Install Microsoft Windows 10

  1. Ensure that your computer meets the necessary requirements to install Windows 10.
  2. Download the appropriate ISO image for your computer (Requires login with your UNI and passwor.):
  3. Visit the Microsoft website if you need help determining which version is correct for your computer.
  4. Save the ISO image to your hard drive, making note of where you saved it.
  5. The ISO image windows10-32.iso or windows10-64.iso must be recorded to a blank, writeable DVD. Please follow the instructions included with your burning utility to record the ISO to a DVD.
    • If you do not have ISO burning software, you can obtain one of the many available solutions on the market, such as Nero or Roxio. Please note that these applications are not supported by CUIT.
  6. After the ISO has been recorded, restart your computer using the DVD you just burned.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation/configuration of Windows 10.
  8. After Windows 10 has finished installing, please follow the activation instructions to fully activate it.