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.

Follow these steps to download your product

  1. This product requires a valid product activation key for download. Enter in the field below the 25 character product key that is displayed on the receipt page when you purchased. Your product key is located in the Order History section of the WebStore from which you ordered the software.
  2. After the product key is verified, select a product language from the menu.
  3. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit version to download. If both are available, you will receive download links for both. Not sure which one? See the FAQ page for more information on how to determine the version(s) you need.
  4. Once the installation is complete, go to Windows Update to obtain the latest Windows features. To access Windows Update, go to Settings, and then click on Update & security. For more information on Windows Update, see the Windows Update FAQ.

Enter product key

Your license key must contain 25 letters and numbers and no special characters: ()[].-#*/
Not case sensitive


*Your use of the media creation tools on this site is governed by the Microsoft Terms of Use for this website.

Windows 8