Students, Staff and Faculty can obtain free Microsoft software and Operating Systems with a license that never expires—even after you graduate from Carleton.
To get your free software:
- Login to your department's DreamSpark webstore using the appropriate link at the bottom of this page - You will be asked for your Carleton username and password
(Or you may have been given a specific username and password by your department's IT unit)
- Order and Download the desired DreamSpark product from the webstore
When you order, you will be asked to agree to terms associated with the software
Keep your download in a safe place as you have a limited number times that you may download the software
- Install the DreamSpark product using the provided product keys (where applicable)
What software is available? Essentially all Microsoft software is available except for MS Office. Typically the professional versions of the Operating Systems are available, for example, Windows 7 Professional.
NOTE: Microsoft software licenses typically do not expire, however the Dreamspark software downloads are limited. Once you download the software make sure to backup the software installation. It is also a good idea to save the license key in case you need to re-install the software.