Windows 10 Launch Information

IST's Position on Windows 10

On July 29, 2015 Microsoft released Windows 10. In advance of this release, Microsoft announced that customers with “qualified Windows 7 and 8 devices” would be able to get Windows 10 as a free upgrade (customers will have one year from the release date for the free upgrade).  Many of our users want to know if and when they should upgrade.

Windows 10 Education is now available for faculty and students on the IST Software Download website. The Education version is posted for academic and research purposes only, and is not meant for use on your main PC for University business. If you are thinking about installing Windows 10, please take into consideration that Windows 10 must not be installed on any device used for University business. Users looking for support related to the installation or use of Windows 10 should review the support materials available on Microsoft's website, linked below. Windows 10 is not available for staff at this time. 

Purchasing Microsoft Windows 10

You do not need to purchase Windows 10. Current NJIT students and faculty are licensed for a copy of Windows 10 Education for research and academic needs from the IST Software Download website.

Microsoft Windows 10 Resources:

Windows 10 Specifications
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Questions and Answers
Microsoft Community - Window 10 Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about the release or support of Windows 10, please contact the Service Desk at 973-596-2900 or

Last Updated: August 24, 2017