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Downloading Windows 10 Education for Students

This article covers how CSUF students can obtain a product key and download of Windows 10 Education.

For installation information, please view this Microsoft article:

1. Go to and click Get Windows 10 Education.

CSUF IT's Microsoft Windows 10 Education website with Get Windows 10 Education button highlighted
  1. Open your browser to
  2. Click Get Windows 10 Education.

2. Enter your campus username and password. Then click Sign In.

CSUF login screen with username and password populated; the Sign In button is highlighted

3. Click Start Shopping.

Windows 10 Education store with Start Shopping link highlighted

4. Click on the Windows 10 icon.

Windows 10 Education store with Windows 10 icon highlighted

5. Click Add to Cart.

Windows 10 Education item screen with arrow pointing to Add to Cart button

6. Decide if you want extended access or not. Then click Check Out.

Shopping Cart with Windows 10 Education added; Step 1: red arrow points to Add button next to Extended Access option; Step 2: The Checkout button is highlighted
  1. This product key and download are only available for 30 days for free. If you want to purchase an extended access which gives you 24 months of access to the key and download, click Add.
  2. Click Check Out.

NOTE: The Extended Access option is not free so you will need to enter a credit card number or use PayPal if you choose this option. After the initial 30 days, you will only have the ability to get a 60 day extension that costs roughly $12 so be sure to add this option before the 30 days are up to get the best deal!

7. Read the User Acceptance Form and scroll down.

Microsoft Student Option User Acceptance Form

8. Enter your campus username and your name. Then click I Accept.

Acceptance Form; Step 1: enter campus username; Step 2: type signature; a red arrow points to the name under the Signature field; Step 3: the I Accept button is highlighted
  1. Enter your campus username.
  2. Enter your name as it appears in the grey text below this field.
  3. Click I Accept.

9. Scroll down to verify your contact information. Then click Proceed With Order.

Step 1: verify contact information such as first name, last name, and Email; Step 2: the Proceed to Order button is highlighted
  1. Scroll down to verify that the information in the Contact Information section is correct.
  2. Click Proceed With Order.

10. Scroll down to locate your product key. Then click Get started.

The expiration date is highlighted; Step 1: save the product key; Step 2: the Get started button is highlighted
  1. Scroll down your receipt to locate the product key. Print it or take a screenshot so you have it handy!
  2. Click Get started.

NOTE: The expiration date for access to the download and product key is shown in the Items section. You do not need to install Windows 10 Education before that day; you simply need to download Windows 10 Education and print the product key before then. The product key itself does not expire. You will receive an email with information on how to access your account to retrieve the product key and download but the product key itself will not be in the email.

11. Follow the instructions relevant to you.

The Upgrading to Windows 10 Education page will appear in a new tab/window. Click on the link that matches your situation and follow the instructions to install Windows 10 Education.

NOTE: The upgrade process to Windows 10 Education may take quite a long time so be sure you have a couple of hours before starting. You can return to the Kivuto webstore to begin the process at a later time; you don't have to install it when you order it. However, remember there is an expiration date to access your product key and the download!

Need More Help?

Contact the Student IT Help Desk at or 657-278-8888.

Visit the Student Genius Center on the first floor of the Pollak Library North. View their website for their hours:

NOTE: The Student IT Help Desk and Student Genius Center can only assist with issues in getting a product key for Windows 10; they are unable to assist with installation or issues that arise during or after installation.

For installation issues, visit

For additional help and resources, view the Microsoft Windows Help & Support article.

Created by: LAC