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Hardware & Software

Software Installation Requests

Faculty and Staff Only: should contact the IT Service Desk for software installation requests for their office desktop computer or university-owned laptop. A copy of the software license agreement must accompany any software purchased by the department for the faculty or staff member prior to installation. Installation requests may take up to two weeks if the software has not been certified to be compatible with the standard software applications.

 IT Service Desk

UHD Lab & Electronic Classrooms (Academic Computing Labs, Satellite Labs, and Electronic Classrooms) require at least four weeks. Complete the software installation request form:

Lab Software Installation Requests

Hardware & Standard Software Applications

The University has a set of standard software applications for all university-owned computers and laptops for faculty, staff, and student computers.

Desktop Computing Project and Satellite Lab Upgrade Project

Hardware & Software for Personal Use

Several hardware and software vendors offer special discounted prices for computers and software to the University of Houston-Downtown faculty, staff and students.  .

Discounts on Computers and Software

Microsoft Office for "Work at Home"

Microsoft Office, Project & Visio
The University of Houston-Downtown has an agreement with Microsoft to provide certain software to eligible faculty & staff under the "Work at Home" option (which grants you the right to use one copy of the licensed software on a home PC for work-related purposes only). Currently, these applications include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio. Faculty and staff members are required to abide by the license agreement. If your employment at UHD ends or the licensed term expires, you must promptly delete and remove the software acquired under this license agreement.

See more information on downloading Microsoft Office, Project and/or Visio (faculty & staff ONLY).