Microsoft Student Use Benefit (SUB)

Students can get Windows 10 for free from Microsoft

As part of the Microsoft Student Use Benefit (SUB) program, OIT is now offering Windows 10 to current UC Irvine students at no cost. You can download your copy from OnTheHub, a Microsoft Partner webstore.

Select the banner below to get started. When prompted, login to OnTheHub using your UCInetID and password and then select the Windows 10 icon. Follow the step-by-step instructions to order your free copy.

After you order the software from OnTheHub, you'll receive a confirmation email with guidance on how to download the software. Please note that you will only have 30 days from the time you register to download your free copy.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible?

Currently enrolled students are eligible.

How long can I use this copy of Windows 10?

The license is yours to keep. You do not need to do anything to keep using it after graduation.

How many computers and devices can I install Windows on?

You may install your copy on only 1 computer.

Can I register a 2nd time to get a 2nd copy?

No. If you attempt to submit a 2nd order, you'll receive an error message telling you that you've previously ordered the software.

I forgot to download my copy of Windows before the 30-day limit expired.

Open a ticket with the Help Desk and we will investigate.

What is the difference between Windows 10 Education and Pro?

Both versions are very similar. The differences are identified on this wiki page.

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