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 Post subject: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:22 
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I want to rebuild a laptop for my son, and need a windows 10 licence. ( I used to have MSDN but that has been revoked).

Where is the best place to go for these?

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:46 
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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:11 
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Wowzers.. £120

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:32 
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eBay. Legally sketchy, but cheap, cheap, cheap!


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:35 
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Tom's Hardware has a run down of the pros and cons of the various ways of getting windows 10 licence key

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews ... ,5717.html

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:49 
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Malc wrote:
Tom's Hardware has a run down of the pros and cons of the various ways of getting windows 10 licence key

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews ... ,5717.html


That is a good article.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
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DavPaz wrote:
eBay. Legally sketchy, but cheap, cheap, cheap!


Cheap is good, sketchy not so much. But saying that I have been using MSDN for years, so not 100% legit

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:08 
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What's on the laptop now? You can still upgrade a legit activated install of Win7 to Win10 for free.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
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What's on the laptop now? You can still upgrade a legit activated install of Win7 to Win10 for free.


There is no OS, it has been flatened.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
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Hearthly wrote:
What's on the laptop now? You can still upgrade a legit activated install of Win7 to Win10 for free.


There is no OS, it has been flatened.

No sticker?


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:33 
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KovacsC wrote:
Malc wrote:
Tom's Hardware has a run down of the pros and cons of the various ways of getting windows 10 licence key

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/reviews ... ,5717.html


That is a good article.


It's not that good. It doesn't acknowledge at all that most low-priced keys are OEM keys and selling/buying/using them is a T&C violation if you buy them on their own.

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
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Hearthly wrote:
What's on the laptop now? You can still upgrade a legit activated install of Win7 to Win10 for free.


There is no OS, it has been flatened.


If it has had w10 on in the past, there's a good chance you dont need a new icense, it'll just pick it up when you connect to the internet.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
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Wowzers.. £120

You said best, not cheapest

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
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Wowzers.. £120

You said best, not cheapest


Indeed, but best does not always mean most expensive.. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 16:16 
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Well that depends on your definition of best really doesn't it? I like Best, it's not the most expensive but I like how smooth it is and it tastes better than lager.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows Licences
PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 16:21 
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Wowzers.. £120

You said best, not cheapest


Indeed, but best does not always mean most expensive.. :)

It is best to get a licence from Microsoft. It ties to your account and you can download it again at any point. It is best.

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