Audience: Franklin University students and faculty trying to access free versions of certain Microsoft software.
Disclaimer: The results and functionality of the following article only apply to audience listed above.
Microsoft's Imagine website, in partnership with Franklin University, allows for installing free versions of some of Microsoft's software and operating systems.
A few examples include:
- Windows Operating Systems
- Visual Studio
- Azure for Students
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Project
This site does NOT include free versions of Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). However, Office can downloaded for free through your Office 365. For more information about office downloads:
This document explains the process for download software on a Windows 7 PC. If you have a newer machine the process may change slightly. Please not that Mac's may have a different installation/download process.
Shopping for software through Imagine (also called ELMS)
You will need to sign into the ELMS/Imagine website using your myFranklin credentials. http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx?ws=24fdce64-3870-e011-971f-0030487d8897&vsro=8&JSEnabled=1
Then your will look for you desired software. We will use Street and Trips 2013 for this example. Please make your selection carefully. Click the "Add to Cart" button when you have made you selection.
When you are done shopping, you can start the check out process.Click on the "Shopping Cart" button in the top-right and review your selection. Click "Check out" when you are ready to proceed.
Click "Accept" to accept the license agreement to continue.
Fill in your contact information and click on "Proceed With Order" to continue.
And email confirmation will be sent to you confirming your order automatically. click on the "Download you Software" button to begin the download.
Click "Download" again and choose where you would like to save your software. Most computers use the Downloads folder as default. Make sure to save it somewhere you will be able to find it at a later time.
You may be asked to download software that will allow you to download an ISO file. ISO files are commonly used for software installation.
What to do with the downloaded ISO file?
The ISO file you have downloaded will then be used as your installation media for the new software.
Windows 8 and 10: You can right click on the ISO file and choose "Mount".
Windows 7: You will need to burn this to a CD/DVD to install in on your PC. The link below will give you instruction for downloading/installing burning software (if needed) and installing the program you downloaded.