Windows OS - Get Genuine

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  • ·    Hardware:

    ·    1-GHz (or higher) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit processor

    ·    1 GB or more RAM for 32-bit; 2 GB or more RAM 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.


The Microsoft Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organizations offers full Windows operating systems, not upgrades, to nonprofits and public libraries who find themselves out of compliance with software licensing because of software piracy or other licensing issues.

This donation provides a full Windows Pro operating system license through the Get Genuine program to organizations that meet the eligibility criteria below. You should request one license for each computer on which you will install it.

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 in the Microsoft Title Groups document. In addition, you can download the software in the 32-bit or 64-bit version and also in any language that's available.


This donation is available only to correct scenarios in which an organization has an existing PC with one of the following operating systems installed on it.

·    Counterfeit, pirated, or otherwise illegal, unlicensed, or improperly licensed Windows operating system

·    The Home edition of Windows 10

·    The Standard edition of Windows 8 or 8.1

·    Home Premium, Home Basic, or Starter editions of Windows 7 or Windows Vista

·    Home or Starter editions of Windows XP

·    Linux, FreeDOS, or other operating system

Benefits for Organizations

You should consider requesting this product if you need to install the latest Windows operating system on a PC that falls under one of the licensing scenarios described above.

You can use Windows Pro to

·    Protect computers from viruses and other malware with Windows Defender

·    Support a touch-screen interface when working with individuals who cannot use a traditional mouse and keyboard

·    Restore malfunctioning computers to the base installation with Reset and Refresh functions

·    More easily switch between and access additional display languages in a multilingual environment

Special Rules for Get Genuine Product Requests

·    Eligible organizations may place only one request ever for Get Genuine products.

·    Requests for Get Genuine products may not contain any other products.

·    During check-out, the Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organizations must be accepted on behalf of the organization.

Note: Since Get Genuine products are part of the Windows Desktop Operating Systems title group, an organization's request for them will reduce the number of operating system upgrade products it may request in its current two-year donation cycle.

Software Assurance Not Included

Get Genuine products do not include the Software Assurance benefits that come with most other Microsoft software donations. If an organization installs a Get Genuine product, that product will not have the benefit of receiving a free upgrade to a newer version of Windows when it is released in the future. However, the Get Genuine product will provide a computer with a legal base operating system upon which Windows upgrade products that include Software Assurance benefits offered through TechDonation can be installed. Additionally, organizations that request Get Genuine products will be able to downgrade their donation to earlier Windows OS versions at no cost through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechDonation after you request this product.

Expect two emails:

1.  When your donation request has been approved, TechDonation will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organization email that is registered with TechDonation is up-to-date. Visit My Member Profile and verify the address in your active organization profile.

2.  Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechDonation to obtain your donation through the VLSC.