Software Details

Windows 7 Professional (64 bit CA) (Microsoft)

Platform: Windows
Category: Operating Systems > Operating System

Microsoft Operating System

Campus use only: This software can only be installed on NJIT owned computers

Windows 7 requires a much more powerful computer than Windows XP. In addition, 64-bit operating systems require much more powerful computers than 32-bit operating systems.Many NJIT computers used in offices and for general purposes may not meet the hardware compatibility requirements for 7,let alone 64-bit 7. The best way to check your system specifications is to use the Direct X System Diagnostic Tool. Information on how to use this tool is located at This website will explain how to use Direct X to view your current system hardware information and compare it with the requirements listed below.

General Information about Windows 7 at NJIT is available at


Prior to considering installation, each user should determine the following:

  • Whether or not personal programs on the computer are Windows 7Compatible.
  • Whether you have the original install media, (CDs, DVDs, Floppy Disks, etc) for all personal programs.
NOTE: You must back up all your important data before installing Windows 7. When you begin the Windows 7 Installation process, you will be presented with two installation options: "clean" and "upgrade." Only CLEAN installations of 7 are supported, and a clean installation of 7 will wipe out all of your files (music, documents, pictures, programs, etc.) "Upgrade" installations are not supported due to the high likelihood of unexpected data loss and compatibility issues.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Windows 7, please visit the IST Windows 7 FAQ page.

General information about Windows 7 is available through Microsoft at

Minimum Requirements
Computer/Processor Dual Core Processor minimum, 2.4 Core 2 Duo CPU or greater. No Pentium 4, Celeron or Duron.
Memory Over 4GB of RAM,
Hard Disk 160GB with at least 25GB Free
Operating System N/A
Available to:
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Installed in the following computing labs:
License Information: Our Microsoft Licensing Agreement limits us to offering Windows 7 only by download.
Download Filesize(s):
  • Download #1: 3.0 GB

Last Updated: June 29, 2017