- GIFTS & SUPPLIES
The student licenses covered under the Microsoft® Campus Agreement (MCA) enable UA students to download one copy of the current version of Microsoft Office (for a PC or Mac) and one copy of Microsoft Windows upgrade (for a PC or Mac) at no charge. Students are also eligible to download new product releases and upgrades when they become available.
Student Use Rights. The Microsoft® Volume Licensing Product Use Rights (PUR) provide details regarding current use rights for specific Microsoft products acquired through Volume Licensing programs. For a copy of the current PUR, visit www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/product-licensing.aspx.
UA students may use the license as long as they are enrolled in classes at UA. Upon leaving the University of Arizona, students are required to remove the licensed product unless the student has graduated. Upon graduation, students are granted “perpetual use” rights for the current version of the licensed products.
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Can I upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP?
You will need to completely backup all of your data, because upgrading from XP requires erasing your hard drive during installation. Do not erase your hard drive first, as the upgrade needs to see that you have XP installed for it to work.
Can I upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista?
Yes. If you are upgrading from 32-bit Vista to 32-bit 7, or 64-bit Vista to 64-bit 7, you will not have to erase your hard drive, everything should stay like it is. We do recommend backing up your data first, in case anything goes wrong. If you are switching your bit version (i.e. 32-bit to 64-bit) you will need to completely backup all of your data, because upgrading this way requires erasing your hard drive during installation. Do not erase your hard drive first, as the upgrade needs to see that you have Vista installed for it to work.
Can I use the Windows 7 Upgrade if I don¹t have Windows on my Mac?
Yes, if the intended system is institutionally owned, making it qualified for Software Assurance coverage. No, if the intended system is privately owned. In this case, you will need to purchase a full copy of Windows, not an upgrade, to install Windows on your Mac.
What's the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows?
64-bit Windows will allow you to run more than 3GB of RAM in your computer, as well as use newer and more featured software and hardware. Most computers made within the last five years will be able to use a 64-bit operating system. If you have software or hardware that is not 64-bit compatible, please purchase the 32- version of Windows 7.
What are the system requirements for Windows 7?
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2GB RAM (64-bit), 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit), DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver, and additional requirements to use certain features.
See www.windows.microsoft.com for more information.
What are the system requirements for Microsoft Office?
Windows: 500 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher, 256 megabyte (MB) RAM or higher, 2 gigabytes (GB) disk space, CD-ROM or DVD drive, 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor, Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, or later operating system, and additional requirements to use certain features.
See www.office.microsoft.com for more information.
Mac: system with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (500MHz or faster) processor, Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later, 512 MB of RAM or more, 2.3 GB of available hard disk space, HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus) To determine the format of your hard-disk, click the Apple menu > About this Mac > More Info, DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network), 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor, and additional requirements to use certain features.
See www.office.microsoft.com for more information .