Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Windows 10 Education

 Windows 10 Education is now the preferred version of Windows 10 for Queen’s University.

With agreements in place with Microsoft,  Queen’s-owned and Student-owned computers are now licensed for Windows 10 Education.

There are a number of reasons behind this decision.

  • The Education version has all the same functionality as the Enterprise version.
  • Enhanced security features including:
    • The ability to encrypt your entire system (Bitlocker)
    • The ability to control privacy settings
    • Computers with Windows 10 Education operating systems can be added to Active Directory
    • Updates and major releases can be controlled
  • One common version to address both home and work-based computers that require encryption
  • Easy upgrades from Home, Pro and Enterprise versions of Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (older versions will require a full installation)
  • Easy transfer from existing Enterprise license of Windows 10 to the Education license

Staff and Faculty

  • Queen's-Owned Computers
    • Can upgrade to Windows 10 Education by downloading it from MyQueen’sU.
    • New Dell standardized builds will now be shipped with the Education version of Windows 10.
  • Personally-Owned Computers
    • Personally-Owned Computers do not qualify for  Windows 10 Education 


  • Students can obtain Windows 10 Education to install on their personal computer from Azure Dev Tools