Windows 10: Windows 8 Pro vs Windows 10 Pro

  1.    23 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 8 Pro vs Windows 10 Pro


    When I purchased my new computer a little over a year ago, I wanted to get Widows 8 Professional, but was told that I couldn't buy it outright, I could only lease it.

    Now I see Windows 10 Professional FOR SALE! Will I buy it? I don't know -BUT - If Windows 8 Professional had been on my computer, my free upgrade would have been to Windows 10 Professional, so I feel a bit cheated.

    Does anyone know what's going on?
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  2.    23 Nov 2015 #2

    Windows 8 Pro was always for sale to customers. You could have bought it. Unsure why you would have been told that.
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  3.    23 Nov 2015 #3

    Maybe you were misinformed . You can't own windows but rather pay to use it with a license and that's what you're paying a license fees to use windows . So when you buy a copy of windows whether its windows xp or 7 or 8 or even 10 you get a software copy with a license to use it . Though you could of bought a copy of windows 8 pro software ( License )
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  4.    23 Nov 2015 #4

    Do you still have a Windows 8 Pro product key? I have a product key that allows me to upgrade Windows 8 Home to Pro. So what I had to do was install Windows 8 Home. Upgrade that Pro using the product key I have. Then do an in place upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. That gave me the digital entitlement for Windows 10 Pro which I could then re-install whenever I wanted.
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  5.    24 Nov 2015 #5

    As NavyLCDR wrote, If you have a Windows 8 key, you can use it to activate Windows 10 for free.
    If you have Windows 8 installed already, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

    If you do not have Win8 installed and do not have a key, then there is no way around it - you'll have to buy Windows 10.
    (it is not actually free officially, they just "choose to offer it for free" to select customers who have previous Windows).
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  6.    24 Nov 2015 #6

    I'm curious to know who told you that Windows 8 was only available to lease. I wouldn't do business with that person anymore.
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  7.    24 Nov 2015 #7

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I'm curious to know who told you that Windows 8 was only available to lease. I wouldn't do business with that person anymore.
    Probably some idiot at Dell ... I'm curious to know what Jayiac is using for an operating system ?
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