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Technology and Installation Guide



A computer. Laptop or desktop, meeting following basic requirements

  • 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® 10

  • 3+ GHz or faster processor
  • If program with Inventor course, 3.30 GHz or greater, 4 or more cores

  • 16 GB or more;
  • If for a program including an Inventor course: 24 GB or more

  • Installer plus full installation: 40 GB, SSD is recommended

  • 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/S Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
    Display Resolution

  • 3840 x 2160 (4K); Preferred scaling: 100%, 125%, 150% or 200% (Inventor only)
  • Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 with True Color (Windows 10 64-bit and capable display card
    The right operating system. Highly recommend to have Window XP in order to take online course as Mac computer system is not compatible with some of program software, like AutoCAD Revit, Civil 3D, Simply Accounting, etc.

    A computer. Brighton College recommends the following minimum requirements for laptops/Desktop to be used within the Office Administration Programs.

  • Windows® 10

  • 2GHz Processor

  • 2 GB

  • Resolution of 800x600px
    Hard Drive

  • 100 GB
    Additional Software

  • Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge

  • MsOffice (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) 
  • Guidelines

    Simply Accounting

    For Sage50 installation, please click here


    For Quickbooks installation, please click here

    1. Go to and if you’re not already signed in, select Sign in.
    2. Sign in with the account you associated with this version of Office. This account can be a Microsoft account, or work or school account.I forgot the account I use with Office
    3. After signing in, follow the steps that match the type of account you signed in with.
    4. Office 365 apps is compatible in both Windows and Mac OS computer.

    You signed in with a Microsoft account

    1. From the Office home page select Install Office.
    2. Brighton College Office 360 guidelines

    3. SelectInstall (or depending on your version, Install Office>).

    You signed in with a work or school account

    1. From the Office 365 home page select Install Office apps (If you set a different start page, go to
    2. Brighton College Office 360 guidelines

    3. Select Office 365 apps to begin the installation.

    1. Go to website
    2. Choose Personal
    3. Click Create Account
    4. Sign in with Google account or others
    5. Here is the example with Google account
    6. Choose ‘Architecture’ in Interest and click checkbox ‘I agree’, then click Continue to My Apps
    7. It turns to App download page
    8. Click ‘Download’
    9. Double click file downloaded to and install
    10. After installation completes, use the registered account to activate software for 30 days

    1. visit
    2. Click Free Software
    3. Pick up Software you want to download
    4. Create an account
    5. Fill up the form and click next
    6. Message for Verification
    7. Check your email and click Verify Email
    8. Account is verified
    9. Fill out the form
    10. After completing form, and click NEXT, you will see
    11. Your account is ready
    12. After CONTINUE, the site will jump to AUTODESK homepage, please still type education web address to access education community site
    13. Now you can pick up the software and choose version to download, License and installation key will appear after software is picked up