Microsoft Windows 7 is a software operating system released by Microsoft in October 2009. It evolved from Microsoft Windows XP and then Microsoft Windows Vista.
Students can download Microsoft Windows 7 Professional for free from Stony Brook's OnTheHub.com website. The software can be installed one time as part of the University's Microsoft Campus Agreement.
After logging in with a Stony Brook NetID, students may add Microsoft Windows to the shopping cart and proceed to checkout. After completing the purchase, students will be directed to an order summary page where the Windows product key will appear. It is recommended that the product key be saved and/or emailed as a backup should Windows ever need to be reinstalled. Click the "Download" button and follow the prompts to complete the download. Once the download completes you may install Microsoft Windows.
For University-owned computers: Faculty/staff can get Windows 7 Professional for free under a Microsoft Campus Agreement. The computer that the software will be installed on must already have a valid Windows operating system in order to qualify under the Microsoft Campus Agreement.
In lieu of Windows 7 Professional, Windows Vista or Windows XP may be installed under the agreement.
For personal computers: Faculty/staff may download Microsoft Windows 7 Professional for work-at-home use from Stony Brook's OnTheHub.com website for a nominal fee.
Please consider the following when installing or upgrading to Windows 7: