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 receive a confirmation email followed by an email that includes the download link. Click the download link and save the software installer to your computer. 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: