University of Wisconsin–Madison
Windows 10

Ready to upgrade to Windows 10 yet?

Software updates.

They’re good for security. They’re good for the latest bells and whistles. They’re good for performance. They’re not always so good with how fast you can install them.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to update to Windows 10, now might be the perfect time. The free period for the general public to download is over, but you can still access it through the UW-Madison Campus Software Library, and it won’t cost you a cent to use on a UW-owned computer.

Students can also install the Education edition for free on their personally-owned computers.


How to download: Login, select Microsoft for personally-owned computers, or Microsoft for UW-owned computers. Follow the download instructions.


The operating system features a familiar and easy to navigate interface, increased support for gaming and the Cortana personal assistant.  Also, if you try it and you’re not a fan, Microsoft has built in a simple process that only requires a few clicks to roll back to your previous version of Windows.

Best of all if you have questions about the install, you can always contact the DoIT Help Desk for an assist.