So the best thing to do is to buy Windows 7 Pro then you can downgrade to Windows 10 and if you hate it you can go back to 7 Pro till Microsoft come to their senses and produce a proper desktop OS Like Windows 7. There is no way in hell I am giving up my Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 8.1 with Media Center for the new OS that is IMHO for tablets and mobile devices and once again the major group of Windows Desktop users are being kicked to the kerb.
Isn't that price kind of high for an oem version? Windows 8.1 home full retail cost only a few dollars more.
It also says it requires a Microsoft account and Internet access, that a little concerning.
The fusion free package at Amazon if they have any might be cheaper. They basically make the dvd on demand and add a product key.
thank you BunnyJ I thought I missed something new about Windows 10. I plan to upgrade my MB also but it maybe next year.
Like, forever, if you moved a hard drive, loaded with an OS, from one PC to another, or just to another motherboard in the same case, the security built into Windows would not let the OS boot up and run. In some cases, that could be a real deal breaker.
However, I was really surprised one day when I stuck a hard drive, that I had loaded with Windows 8.1, on a different PC, with the intention of reformatting the drive and reinstalling 8.1. When I powered up the PC, Windows came up and informed me that it was installing the drivers for the new hardware and that I should just wait.
After a few minutes, the old familiar Desktop came up and 8.1 was running like as if I had installed it there. WOW!
I theorized that because both computers had an AMD cpu of similar vintage, the OS thought it was still on the same PC, but with some new hardware installed. I'm certainly not complaining..... that saved me from having to do a complete re-install of 8.1.
But I'm pretty sure, that if that second PC would have had an Intel cpu, the result would have been totally different.
Just a little personal experience......
BTW, the computers weren't anywhere near the same, except that I nearly always built Intel computers back then. AMD was a bit hard to work with at that point in time.