Windows 8 Professional 64-Bit (Student Edition)
Category: Operating Systems > Operating System
This is the student only version of Windows 8. If you are looking for the faculty-licensed version of Windows 8, please click here.
Windows 8 on a non-touch-enabled PC has similar requirements to Windows 7. Many NJIT computers used in offices and for general administrative purposes may not meet the hardware compatibility requirements for Windows 8, or only do so marginally. 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 http://ist.njit.edu/compreq/systemspecs.php. 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 8 at NJIT is available at http://ist.njit.edu/support/windows8/
Before you consider installation, you should determine the following:
When you begin the Windows 8 installation process, you will be given two installation options: "clean" and "upgrade". NJIT strongly recommends clean installations of Windows 8. A clean installation of Windows 8 will remove all programs, data, documents, pictures and files from your computer, and replace your operating system with Windows 8. "Upgrade" installations are not available for users with Windows XP or Vista. "Upgrade" installations from Windows 7 will not be supported by NJIT due to the high likelihood of unexpected data loss and compatibility issues.
For Frequently Asked Questions about Windows 8, please visit http://ist.njit.edu/support/windows8/faq.php. General information about Windows 8 is available through Microsoft at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/meet.