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Departmental Software Licensing

Click the links below for information regarding Adobe, Filemaker and Microsoft software licensing for ISU Departments (includes current pricing).

For further information on departmental licensing, contact Heather Dean at 515-294-0237 or [email protected]

*ISU Department pricing only. For student licensing pricing and options please contact TechCyte at 294-8357 or [email protected]

Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP)

In January 2010, Iowa State University signed an agreement to provide the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) to eligible Iowa State faculty and staff. This agreement replaces the Work-at-Home-Rights (WAHR) program that had been in place for several years. HUP is simpler, less restrictive, and generally more convenient than WAHR for users. Only Microsoft Office is available with the HUP option. Windows will need to be purchased under the standard educational discount and is available at the Book Store.

To order Microsoft Office through the HUP option, please visit the IT HUP info page here.

Pricing and Ordering Third-Party Memory

Tech CYte is your source for third-party memory for most types of computers. To get a price quote, submit the relevant information via our online configuration form. With that information, we will generate a memory configuration for your machine. You may have this configuration faxed or emailed to you. Note that memory prices usually vary slightly each day.

Departments can place an order for memory by sending the configuration back to Tech CYte with an intramural. Personal orders must be placed in person at University Book Store, Memorial Union. Commonly requested modules are kept in stock. Non-stock items are usually available within a matter of days.

Configuration Form

To complete the configuration form you need to know the brand and model of your machine, the amount of memory currently installed, as well as the amount of memory you wish to add. Original manufacturer part numbers and/or a description of the memory (such as from a users guide) is also very helpful.

For Gateway machines, the motherboard part number (e.g., MBDSAC032AAWW) is required. If we have additional questions, we will contact you by email. The better you describe what you need, the better we can determine an appropriate memory configuration for your machine.


Generally, laptop computers do not use generic memory. Each brand, and often each model, uses unique memory. As a result, only memory for the larger-selling laptops is usually available other than through the dealer that sold the machine.

Memory for Apple, Compaq, Gateway, HP, IBM, NEC, and Toshiba laptops is readily available. For many others, particularly generic laptops, it is not.

Configuration Form

Prices are subject to change without notification.

For information on computer sales, software or electronics, contact us at 515-294-8357 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Service and Repair

Special Orders

Can't find what you're looking for on here or in our store? Give us a call at 515-294-8357 or stop in during store hours and we'll make sure to help you out.
We can make personal orders from other distributors at no extra charge to you, shipping is on us and we will simply email you when it's here and ready for you to come pick it up and pay.
If you want to move things along go ahead and fill out our Personal Purchase Agreement Form ahead of time.


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