Windows 7 from CAE

This document explains how a student in the college of engineering can download Windows 7.

The following guide will explain how students in the college of engineering can download Windows 7 through CAE.  If you are not sure if you have a CAE account or what CAE is, then this guide is not relevant to you.  
Before you begin you need to keep a few things in mind: 
  1. This MUST be done on a Windows operating system.*
  2. The desired destination for the download must have at least 5 GB of free space. 
  3. The file that is downloaded will be a .iso disc image. To use this, it should be burnt to a DVD.  For help with burning, click HERE.
*If you are downloading Windows 7 to use on a Mac for either a virtual machine or for Boot Camp, you can go to the CAE computer lab, download the file, and burn it to a      disc at one of those computers.  You can also find a friend if you would prefer.  

Step 1.  Visit the CAE web page and click on the account management link. 

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Step 2. Select "Account Tools"

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Step 3.  Login into your CAE account. 

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Step 4.  Click on the MSDN Academic Alliance Link

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Step 5.  Select Windows 7 on the Popular Software page. 

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Step 6.  Select the proper download link and architecture by clicking Add To Cart.  If you are downloading Windows 7 to run on bootcamp, you should select the 64-bit architecture.  If you are not sure click HERE to find out. 

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Step 7:  On the Cart summary page, click Check Out in the bottom right corner. 

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Step 8.  Read over and agree to the License Terms & Conditions.

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Step 9.  On the Messages page, click continue.  

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Step 10.  On the Order page, select proceed with order. 

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Step 11.  On the receipt page, click the Download Options link to proceed with the download.

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Step 12.  In the new Download Options window, click on the software title. 

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Step 13.  On the final download page, select start download to begin the process.  

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Clicking this link, will download a small .exe file that finishes the process.  Once that file is downloaded, run the program.  When you run the program, it will ask for a desired destination.  You can make this destination on anywhere you would like, but the final folder must be titled Temp.  (i.e. E:/Temp, C:/Users/Documents and Settings/UserName/My Documents/Temp).  This download is large and can take quite some time, on a campus internet connection the download takes about 30 minutes.  For help on burning a .iso image to a disc, click HERE



Keywords:CAE, computer aided engineering, windows 7, free windows 7,   Doc ID:20578
Owner:Warren R.Group:DoIT Tech Store
Created:2011-10-10 15:54 CDTUpdated:2015-12-02 16:11 CDT
Sites:DoIT Tech Store
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