Saint Mary's Students are responsible for checking their computer to make sure it is compatible with the software they purchase through the Microsoft Campus Agreement. Students are expected to confirm the compatibity of their own computers before purchasing the Microsoft software.

    Students wishing to upgrade their version of Windows should also refer to their computer's documentation or manufacturer's website to confirm compatibility and the availability of drivers for their computer model.

    There are no refunds, exchanges, or returns for Microsoft Campus Agreement software.

    The software requirements are listed below, and students should also refer to their computer's documentation or manufacturer's website to confirm compatibility.

    Microsoft offers Windows Upgrade Advisors that students can download and run on their personal computers to make sure they are capable of running either:

    • Windows 8 Pro Upgrade, the Windows 8 operating system that is offered through the Microsoft Campus Agreement.

    • Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, the Windows 7 operating system that is offered through the Microsoft Campus Agreement.

    • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, the Windows Vista operating system that is offered through the Microsoft Campus Agreement.

    (ResNet recommends purchasing a computer that has Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, Windows Vista Business Edition, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition, Windows 7 Professional Edition, Windows 8, or Windows 8 Pro already installed on it to ensure compatibility.)


    Office 2011 for Mac OS X

      An Intel processor
      At least 1GB RAM
      At least 2.5GB free space on hard drive
      Ability to read DVDs
      1280x800 or higher resolution monitor
      Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later

    Office 2013 for Windows

      Windows 7 or Windows 8
      At least 1GHz processor
      At least 2GB RAM
      At least 3.0GB free space on hard drive
      Ability to read DVDs
      DirectX10 graphics card
      1024x576 or higher resolution monitor

    Office 2010 for Windows

      At least 1GHz processor
      At least 1GB RAM
      At least 3.5GB free space on hard drive
      Ability to read DVDs
      DirectX 9.0c graphics card with 64MB or more video memory
      Windows XP with SP3 or Windows Vista with SP1 or Windows 7 installed on the computer

    Windows 8 Pro Edition Upgrade

      At least 1GHz processor (64-bit)
      At least 2GB RAM
      At least 40GB hard drive
      At least 20GB free space on hard drive
      DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
      Ability to read DVDs
      A previous version of Windows installed on the computer

    Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Upgrade

      At least 1GHz processor
      At least 1GB RAM (2GB or more preferred, 2GB required for 64-bit)
      At least 40GB hard drive
      At least 20GB free space on hard drive
      DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
      Ability to read DVDs
      A previous version of Windows installed on the computer

    Windows Vista Ultimate Edition Upgrade

      At least 1GHz processor
      At least 1GB RAM
      At least 40GB hard drive
      At least 15GB free space on hard drive
      At least 128MB graphics card
      Ability to read DVDs
      A previous version of Windows installed on the computer

    Windows Upgrade Advisors


    Prices are subject to change at any time. There are no refunds or exchanges for Microsoft Campus Agreement software purchases.


Last Modified August 1, 2013