1.    21 Jul 2015 #1

    Legal way to get a CHEAP upgrade if you aren't eligible


    Hi there

    If you search the web there are still a few places where you can get Genuine "Shrink Wrapped" Ms Windows 7 Pro for quite a cheap price -- approx. 50 USD or so.

    Install this and you will then be entitled to a FREE W10 upgrade. OK it costs a bit but it's cheaper than paying say 160 - 180 USD for a new W10 Pro licence.

    You'll have to be quick though as those copies of W7 are rapidly becoming "Out of Stock".

    This is 100% LEGAL - Software from Ms and no torrents etc etc. Genuine NEW UNOPENED and UNUSED software.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    21 Jul 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    If you search the web there are still a few places where you can get Genuine "Shrink Wrapped" Ms Windows 7 Pro for quite a cheap price -- approx. 50 USD or so.

    [...]

    This is 100% LEGAL - Software from Ms and no torrents etc etc. Genuine NEW UNOPENED and UNUSED software.
    Be very careful, many of those places are selling pirated software. Those won't be legal.
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  3.    21 Jul 2015 #3
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    I got one from BestBuy, cost $102 with tax. It's an OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium.
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  4.    21 Jul 2015 #4
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    couple of days ago Aldi (uk) were offering W7, they wont be pirates
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  5.    21 Jul 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkman View Post
    couple of days ago Aldi (uk) were offering W7, they wont be pirates
    For $50?
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  6.    21 Jul 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
    I got one from BestBuy, cost $102 with tax. It's an OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium.
    I paid $99.00 to MS for Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Not an OEM.
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  7.    21 Jul 2015 #7
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    I decided to buy an ex business Dell Optiplex 780 with an activated win 7 Pro on it for $NZ100. Got a cheap win 10 and a 'free' very useful computer as well. It's now my wife's comp replacing one with Vista on it.

    (Converting the w10 Home price of $USD119 came to $NZ179).
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  8.    21 Jul 2015 #8
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    Even if you get one of those cheap keys for £20 and it's 'legit' enough to activate a clean install of Win 7 or 8 (and stay activated) there's a ~99% chance it will be an Enterprise key and not eligible for a Win 10 upgrade anyway.

    If you're a student, parent of a student or educator, then getting a student deal for WIn 10, when released, will probably one of the cheapest ways of getting it.
    Last edited by Nus; 21 Jul 2015 at 18:17.
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  9.    21 Jul 2015 #9
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    For the UK, the cheapest legit, non-educational, way I know of is to buy a Windows 10 OEM DVD that you can install on the new PC you build for your woman...

    £77 for Windows 10 Home
    £110 for Windows 10 Professional

    That's basically the same as what Win 7 & 8 OEM cost.

    If you know of a better deal then let us know.
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