To use the building modeling tools on your computer, you’ll need a 64-bit version of Windows 8 or newer. You can check the properties on your computer by right-clicking on the "My Computer" or "This PC" icon in Windows Explorer, then choosing Properties from the pop-up menu.
If you already have a 64-bit version of Windows 8 or newer on your computer, you do not need to download a newer version. Skip to the next step.
Many Students Can Download Windows for Free
- Stanford students can download and install Windows 10 or 11 for free by going to Stanford's Software Licensing Webstore:
- "Purchase" a free license for Window 10 or 11 EDU.
- Download the ISO file to your Mac hard disk.
- Save the Windows product key (the very long code number) in a safe place. You'll need it to activate your copy of Windows
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If you are a cyberstudent, check with your university to see if a free Windows download is available.
If Windows is Not Available for Free from your University, check to See If You Qualify for a Free or Low Cost Upgrade to Windows 10 Education (or Windows 8.1 Pro)
Microsoft is offering free or very low cost copies of Windows 10 Education to students at many schools. Please go to this link, then scroll down and click on "Check Eligibility" to see if your school qualifies:
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Windows 10 Education is designed for students, workplace ready. With more features than Home or Pro, Windows 10 Education is Microsoft's most robust version - and students at participating schools* can download it at no cost. Enjoy an improved Start menu, the new Edge browser, enhanced security, and more.