Download Academic Products

If you need to install or reinstall products purchased from an academic institution, you can use the tools on this page to create your own installation media using either a USB flash drive or a DVD. All academic products require verification of your product key before you begin.

Before you begin

  • Make sure you have:
    • Your Windows product key (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx). Learn More.
    • A reliable Internet connection (Internet service provider fees may apply).
    • Sufficient data storage available on a computer, USB or external drive for the download.
    • A blank USB flash drive with at least 8GB of space or blank DVD (and DVD burner) if you want to create media. We recommend using a blank USB or blank DVD, because any content on it will be deleted.
    • When burning a DVD from an ISO file, if you are told the disc image file is too large you will need to use Dual Layer (DL) DVD Media.
  • Read the System Requirements for the product you are downloading.
Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. Tool includes:
  • File formats optimized for download speed.
  • Built in media creation options for USBs and DVDs.
  • Optional conversion to ISO file format.

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