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Microsoft Windows Upgrade to 7 for Personally-Owned Computers

Upgrade from an older version of Windows to Windows 7.

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


Current UB students.

Microsoft Windows 7 download is available to UB students who have paid the Comprehensive fee. 

Standards and Versions

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

Students are entitled to only one upgrade, either 32-bit or 64-bit. 

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

Building a New Computer

If you build a computer from scratch and it is not loaded with an operating system:

  • You are not allowed to use the UB Windows Upgrade to install Windows
  • You must buy a full version of Windows

Use of this product for system building is prohibited by Microsoft and UB. The Windows Upgrade product is required to be registered and activated to ensure it is legally obtained and installed.

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Contact the UBIT Help Center

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(xxx) xxx-xxxx
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