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Microsoft Windows Upgrade to 7 for Personally-Owned Computers

Upgrade from an existing version of Windows to Windows 7.

Only Windows operating system upgrades are available. You cannot purchase a full installation.

Note: Students are limited to one download of this software. You will receive an email from Kivuto OnTheHub after download is completed.


Microsoft Windows 7 download is available to UB students who have paid the Comprehensive fee.  Students are entitled to only one upgrade, either 32-bit or 64-bit. Microsoft only provides a license to upgrade to Windows 7 under the UB Agreement. You must have a qualifying operating system on your computer to be eligible for an upgrade. All computers bought from major manufacturers are shipped with an operating system.  

Qualifying Operating Systems under the UB Agreement:

  • Apple Macintosh (for use with Boot Camp, Parallels, VMWare, etc.)
  • Windows 98 2nd edition
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 Basic or Home versions
  • Windows 8 Pro
See which version is the right download for your computer.  Make sure your software works with Windows 7.
Download the upgrade software that matches your computer (32-bit or 64-bit). See how to install the upgrade from your current operating system.


Note: Only upgrades are available. Full installations of Windows operationg systems are not available from UB.

Microsoft Windows 7 download is available to UB students who have paid the Comprehensive fee. If you are a faculty member, the Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade is available to purchase here.

This software cannot be used to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7.

Download Windows 7 Upgrade (Students Only):

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