Microsoft Windows Upgrade to 11 for Personally-Owned Computers

Upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free.  


Microsoft Windows 11 upgrade is available as a download to current UB students who have paid the comprehensive fee, and faculty and staff for personally owned devices.

Standards and Versions

Need to update an existing version of Windows 11?

Download an update from Microsoft.

Only upgrades are available, not full installations of Windows operating systems.

Qualifying operating systems under the UB Agreement:

  • Apple Macintosh (for use with Boot Camp, Parallels, VMWare, etc.)
  • Windows 10

Building a New Computer

If you build a new computer and it is not loaded with an operating system, you must instead 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.


  1. Clear your cache and cookies in the browser you are using
  2. Use InPrivate or an Incognito browser
  3. Go to
  4. Enter your complete email address and click Next
  5. Enter your UBITName password, then click Sign In
  6. If it is your first time logging into Microsoft Azure, you may be asked to agree to the terms and conditions. If not, you should be routed to the Education | Overview page
  7. To see the available software, click Software (located on the left-hand side of the page)
A red arrow on a screen capture points out the software link, located on the left side of the Microsot Azure page.

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