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Personal Use

Windows 10 is available in four versions:

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Education
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Enterprise

The versions are differentiated by the features they provide. Windows 10 Home is marketed to the home user, Windows 10 Education is available to schools through academic volume licensing, and Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise are marketed to the business user.

Due to security concerns and to ensure compatibility with our campus computing infrastructure, IITS will support only Windows 10 Education & Enterprise on state-owned devices.

System requirements

The minimum computer hardware requirements for running Windows 10, as recommended by Microsoft, are:

  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 2 GB RAM 
  • 20 GB available disk space
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
  • TPM 1.2 or later is recommended but not required for BitLocker Encryption support for use in the Stanford Whole Disk Encryption (SWDE) service. BitLocker does require Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise versions.