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Microsoft Windows Upgrade to 8 for Personally-Owned Computers

Upgrade to Windows 8 from your current Windows operating system. You must currently be running XP SP3, Vista or 7.

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

Standards and Versions

Only upgrades are available. Full installations of Windows operating systems are not available.

Qualifying Operating Systems for upgrade include:

  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7

Is Your Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?

You cannot upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows XP, Vista or 7 to a 64-bit version of Windows 8.

Before you download Windows 8, check your computer to see whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit:

Upgrading from Previous Versions of Windows

Upgrade from previous versions of Windows using the Upgrade Assistant. It tells you if your computer is ready to upgrade to Windows 8, and scans devices, apps and hardware to see if they are compatible with Windows 8.

Software and Service Compatibility

CIT has tested software and services for compatibility with Windows 8. See which services and software are compatible with Windows 8.

Download Windows 8 Upgrade

Microsoft Windows 8 download is available to UB students who have paid the Comprehensive fee. If you are a faculty member, the Microsoft Windows 8 upgrade is available to purchase here.

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