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Topic # 198494 11-Jul-2016 15:59
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Without building a new machine, is there a cheap way to get windows 10 rather than paying what is quite a steep non OEM price (even OEM isnt that cheap)?

 

Not fussed on what version, just whichever one that runs photoshop, office (both cloud) and GIS.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1589789 11-Jul-2016 16:17
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There's a WTB thread with a link to kinguin. They have win10 keys too.


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  Reply # 1589795 11-Jul-2016 16:32
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You'd have to ask yourself "why are those Microsoft product keys so cheap?"

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  Reply # 1589829 11-Jul-2016 17:28
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The best price on Price Spy is $154




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  Reply # 1589879 11-Jul-2016 18:19
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yeah still tossing up whether its worth the $155. hey my team owns up when it doesnt produce its finest work.

 

will test it out again and make up my mind. cheers.


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  Reply # 1589948 11-Jul-2016 21:44
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nathan: You'd have to ask yourself "why are those Microsoft product keys so cheap?"

 

 

 

I could, but "they bought them in bulk" might be the wrong answer, so I could ask you! :D

 

I bought win8 pro from MS for less than they charge, and now that laptop is running 10.

 

 

 

I bought an XBox live membership off a site years ago and never had any issues (haven't done it since, I don't use my xbox).


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  Reply # 1589967 11-Jul-2016 22:07
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The cheapest way to Windows 10 is probably asking here nicely for a picture from a Windows 7 COA sticker from one of the users old PC. An OEM Windows 7 license will activate a new install on 1511 fine. Yes it's no doubt against user license, but at least your not buying from a shady keys website.

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$150 odd, or a bit more seems fine to me. MS is a software company, so buy it. How long will W10 last? Years. And when the next big thing Windows wise comes along, you'll probably get some upgrade benefit. Buy, and support the industry.


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blakamin:

nathan: You'd have to ask yourself "why are those Microsoft product keys so cheap?"


 


I could, but "they bought them in bulk" might be the wrong answer, so I could ask you! :D


I bought win8 pro from MS for less than they charge, and now that laptop is running 10.


 


I bought an XBox live membership off a site years ago and never had any issues (haven't done it since, I don't use my xbox).



I can't speak for that specific vendor on that commerce site

But what we generally see is someone signs up for a free or low cost Microsoft subscription like MSDN or TechNet or DreamSpark, harvests all the license keys and sells them online before we get around to cancelling them.

Again not saying this is what that vendor is doing but Microsoft doesn't sell Windows keys for $30

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  Reply # 1590094 12-Jul-2016 08:25
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I'm a bit confused by the OP and apologise if I've misinterpreted something, but:

 

TeaLeaf: Without building a new machine, is there a cheap way to get windows 10 rather than paying what is quite a steep non OEM price (even OEM isnt that cheap)? 

 

Do you have an existing machine?

 

> If so, what's it running? Microsoft have been giving Windows 10 away free for a year and now, two weeks after the offer expires, you want a cheap copy?

 

> If not, when you buy a new machine it's surely going to have Windows 10 on it, right?


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  Reply # 1590222 12-Jul-2016 11:47
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andrew027:

 

I'm a bit confused by the OP and apologise if I've misinterpreted something, but:

 

 

 

 

 

 

He wants Win10, but doesnt want to pay the ACTUAL price for it .

 

I want a new car, but I dont want to pay more than $2k smile


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  Reply # 1590267 12-Jul-2016 12:40
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nathan:

I can't speak for that specific vendor on that commerce site

But what we generally see is someone signs up for a free or low cost Microsoft subscription like MSDN or TechNet or DreamSpark, harvests all the license keys and sells them online before we get around to cancelling them.

Again not saying this is what that vendor is doing but Microsoft doesn't sell Windows keys for $30

 

 

 

Ahh, thanks... I didn't know that. I won't be buying off them then. Not that I did.

 

I actually paid $40 for windows 8 pro from MS (on 26/10/2012) :D


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  Reply # 1590273 12-Jul-2016 12:47
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1101:

 

 

 

He wants Win10, but doesnt want to pay the ACTUAL price for it .

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love all these people that get on their moral high-horse and think paying full price for everything somehow makes them superior.

 

I bought a 4K tv a month or so ago... I certainly didn't pay RRP.

 

I wouldn't for a new car, or pay TV, or anything else if I can get a good deal.

 

Sometimes you CAN get a good deal from MS. I'm running win10 on one of my machines because I bought 8 for $40 at release.


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The end of free Windows 10 upgrades may boost PC sales

"Microsoft will end its free Windows 10 upgrade program on July 29, possibly giving an unexpected boost to PC shipments in the second half this year, according to IDC. [International Data Corporation]"





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  Reply # 1590320 12-Jul-2016 14:26
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andrew027:

I'm a bit confused by the OP and apologise if I've misinterpreted something, but:

 

TeaLeaf: Without building a new machine, is there a cheap way to get windows 10 rather than paying what is quite a steep non OEM price (even OEM isnt that cheap)? 

 

Do you have an existing machine?

 

> If so, what's it running? Microsoft have been giving Windows 10 away free for a year and now, two weeks after the offer expires, you want a cheap copy?

 

> If not, when you buy a new machine it's surely going to have Windows 10 on it, right?

Alongside purchase of an OEM licence for Microsoft software qualifying hardware is required, I'm guessing that is all that is meant by "without building a new machine".

 

 


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  Reply # 1590333 12-Jul-2016 14:46
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I purchased a 100% legit Windows 8 Pro physical DVD in 2013 for $70(ish), so Microsoft resellers can sell them that low in New Zealand

 

And due to "digital exchange rate tax" we pay in New Zealand, it does not surprise me in the slightest that people overseas can offer keys for cheap


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