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Windows 10 License for Students

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All students of Southern Oregon University are eligible for a copy of Windows 10 Education for free through the the Microsoft Student Use Benefit Program.  This is a perpetual license that you can take with you when you graduate.

If you are a Windows XP or Vista user, then Windows 10 Education will also allow you to upgrade to Windows 10.  If you are a Mac user, you will be able to run Windows 10 Education on your Mac through virtualization software such as Parallels.

To get your license and download Windows 10 Education, visit

Other software titles are available at a nominal or reduced cost.  Only Windows 10 is currently free at this time. This offer is only available to current students.  Faculty/Staff may purchase a copy of Windows 10 for a nominal cost. 

Please note, we offer limited help with the site, but we do not provide Help Desk assistance for installing operating systems.  If you are not familiar or comfortable upgrading your OS, find a friend to help.

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