Windows Operating System Upgrade – No Software Assurance

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Description

Windows is Microsoft's desktop operating system. This description applies to the Enterprise edition, but you can choose to download and install either the Pro or Enterprise edition if you request this product.

This donation provides one Windows upgrade license. You should request one upgrade license for each computer you are upgrading. See the Product Use Rights Summary for Desktop Operating Systems for specific licensing details.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in the 32-bit or 64-bit version and also in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have system administration experience, you can use Windows Enterprise with Windows Server to

  • Provide mobile workers with access to your organizational network without the need for VPN
  • Allow employees to securely take a bootable version of their Windows Enterprise desktop on a USB drive to other computers
  • Enhance network performance and minimize bandwidth usage

Upgrade License Only

Only certain editions of the Windows operating system qualify for upgrade licenses under TechSoup's Volume Licensing agreements with Microsoft. See the system requirements to make sure your device qualifies.

If your device doesn't meet the requirements for an upgrade product, you might be eligible for a full operating system license through Microsoft's Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organizations program.

Major Capabilities

  • All Windows Pro capabilities: Windows Enterprise provides all the capabilities of Windows Pro, including a modern interface, apps, cloud integration, and enhanced security.
  • DirectAccess: Mobile workers can connect securely to your organizational network anytime they have Internet access — without the need for VPN. IT administrators using Windows Server can manage mobile computers by updating Group Policy settings and distributing software updates anytime the mobile computer has Internet connectivity.
  • Windows To Go: You can create a copy of an employee's Windows workspace on a USB drive. This allows employees to access a secure, bootable version of their Windows Enterprise desktop on another PC regardless of that PC's operating system. The device must meet Windows hardware certification requirements.
  • BranchCache: Your organization's PCs can cache files, websites, and other content from central servers running Windows Server so that content is not repeatedly downloaded across your network. This can minimize network traffic between branch offices and the main office.
  • BitLocker drive encryption: BitLocker encrypts hard drives more quickly to protect sensitive data from being accessed by unauthorized users who come into possession of any of your organization's computers.
  • Start screen control: Administrators can control the layout of the Start screen to ensure that certain apps are accessible and also to enforce consistency across all devices.

Read more about Windows features in TechSoup's What's New in Windows 10.

Upgrade License Only

Only certain editions of the Windows operating system qualify for upgrade licenses. See the system requirements to make sure your device qualifies.

No Software Assurance

This license does not include Software Assurance. Without Software Assurance, you will not have the right to install new releases of this product. You will not be able to add Software Assurance to this type of license.

System requirements

  • Software:
    • To install this operating system, you must have a licensed installation of one of the following operating systems on the device where you are installing the upgrade:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Windows 8 Enterprise or Pro
      • Windows 7 Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate
      • Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, or Ultimate
      • Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC
      • Windows 2000 Professional
      • Windows NT Workstation 4.0
      • Windows 98 SE
    • You cannot upgrade from any Home edition of Windows.
  • Hardware:
    • 1-GHz (or higher) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit processor
    • 1 GB or more RAM for 32-bit; 2 GB or more for 64-bit
    • 16 GB available hard-disk space for 32-bit; 20 GB for 64-bit
    • 800x600-pixel (or higher) display
    • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.0 or later driver
  • Additional requirements to use certain features. See the full system requirements.
  • Product functionality and appearance might vary with system configuration.

Obtaining this product

To install this product, you'll need to access the Microsoft 365 admin center. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

Description

Windows is Microsoft's desktop operating system. This description applies to the Enterprise edition, but you can choose to download and install either the Pro or Enterprise edition if you request this product.

This donation provides one Windows upgrade license. You should request one upgrade license for each computer you are upgrading. See the Product Use Rights Summary for Desktop Operating Systems for specific licensing details.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in the 32-bit or 64-bit version and also in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organizations

If you have system administration experience, you can use Windows Enterprise with Windows Server to

  • Provide mobile workers with access to your organizational network without the need for VPN
  • Allow employees to securely take a bootable version of their Windows Enterprise desktop on a USB drive to other computers
  • Enhance network performance and minimize bandwidth usage

Upgrade License Only

Only certain editions of the Windows operating system qualify for upgrade licenses under TechSoup's Volume Licensing agreements with Microsoft. See the system requirements to make sure your device qualifies.

If your device doesn't meet the requirements for an upgrade product, you might be eligible for a full operating system license through Microsoft's Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organizations program.

Major Capabilities

  • All Windows Pro capabilities: Windows Enterprise provides all the capabilities of Windows Pro, including a modern interface, apps, cloud integration, and enhanced security.
  • DirectAccess: Mobile workers can connect securely to your organizational network anytime they have Internet access — without the need for VPN. IT administrators using Windows Server can manage mobile computers by updating Group Policy settings and distributing software updates anytime the mobile computer has Internet connectivity.
  • Windows To Go: You can create a copy of an employee's Windows workspace on a USB drive. This allows employees to access a secure, bootable version of their Windows Enterprise desktop on another PC regardless of that PC's operating system. The device must meet Windows hardware certification requirements.
  • BranchCache: Your organization's PCs can cache files, websites, and other content from central servers running Windows Server so that content is not repeatedly downloaded across your network. This can minimize network traffic between branch offices and the main office.
  • BitLocker drive encryption: BitLocker encrypts hard drives more quickly to protect sensitive data from being accessed by unauthorized users who come into possession of any of your organization's computers.
  • Start screen control: Administrators can control the layout of the Start screen to ensure that certain apps are accessible and also to enforce consistency across all devices.

Read more about Windows features in TechSoup's What's New in Windows 10.

Upgrade License Only

Only certain editions of the Windows operating system qualify for upgrade licenses. See the system requirements to make sure your device qualifies.

No Software Assurance

This license does not include Software Assurance. Without Software Assurance, you will not have the right to install new releases of this product. You will not be able to add Software Assurance to this type of license.

System requirements

  • Software:
    • To install this operating system, you must have a licensed installation of one of the following operating systems on the device where you are installing the upgrade:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Windows 8 Enterprise or Pro
      • Windows 7 Enterprise, Professional, or Ultimate
      • Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, or Ultimate
      • Windows XP Professional or Tablet PC
      • Windows 2000 Professional
      • Windows NT Workstation 4.0
      • Windows 98 SE
    • You cannot upgrade from any Home edition of Windows.
  • Hardware:
    • 1-GHz (or higher) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit processor
    • 1 GB or more RAM for 32-bit; 2 GB or more for 64-bit
    • 16 GB available hard-disk space for 32-bit; 20 GB for 64-bit
    • 800x600-pixel (or higher) display
    • DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.0 or later driver
  • Additional requirements to use certain features. See the full system requirements.
  • Product functionality and appearance might vary with system configuration.

Obtaining this product

To install this product, you'll need to access the Microsoft 365 admin center. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address with further instructions.

If you need help obtaining this product, find out how to download it.

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