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What is Imagine?

Imagine is a service that provides access to a variety of Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. This software includes developer and designer tools, servers and applications, as well as training and certifications.

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Who is eligible for the Imagine service?

All currently enrolled Lehigh students and current faculty are eligible to create an Imagine account and to utilize the service.

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Are Lehigh staff members eligible for Imagine?

No, eligibility is limited to current students and faculty.

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When I attempt to register on the Imagine webstore it tells me my login is not eligible?

Imagine is only eligible to students currently enrolled in classes at Lehigh and faculty. Eligible email addresses are prepopulated at the start of the academic year. If you are eligible please email a request to be added to

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Is Microsoft Windows available thru Lehigh Imagine?

Yes, Microsoft Windows is available thru Imagine. Windows 10, the latest version of Windows is available along with Win 8 and Win 7.

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Are there any limitations as to what computers that the versions of Windows OS available in Lehigh DreamSpark can installed on? Can these versions of Windows be installed on a Mac?

The versions of Windows available on Lehigh Imagine are full versions and can be installed on any computer, including a Mac. There is no requirement that the computer had to have Windows on it previously.

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How can Windows be installed and used on a Mac?

Mac computers have the ability to install and run Microsoft Windows using a built-in utility called Bootcamp. Bootcamp is included in the Mac OS and is free to use. There are 3rd party applications available also allow Windows to run on a Mac, the include VMware and Parallels. These applications do provide more functionality and options than Bootcamp, but purchase is required to use.

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How many downloads of the software in Imagine are available to a student?

Microsoft only provides a single product key for each software package. You may download the ISO media as many times as needed, but the product key will only activate once on a computer.

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Can I get a copy of the product key for software I previously obtained through Imagine?

Yes, if you log into the Imagine webstore you can view the product keys of any software you had previously downloaded.

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Does Microsoft impose any limitations on the way students/faculty use software acquired through Imagine?

Microsoft states that the software is to be only used to get ahead in school, develop new skills and take steps in research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The full license agreement can be reviewed at

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