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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Where to purchase a Windows 10 license for a custom built PC?


    Okay so I'm really confused. On the entire Microsoft site and store there is no mention of any method to purchase a Windows 10 license. All they offer is a free upgrade. I can't do that since I built a custom PC with no prior OS. So I need to buy a license.
    Where can I find a good, legit place to purchase a Windows 10 license (and maybe USB with the ISO on it)? I'd like to purchase a Windows 10 Pro x64 license, and if possible for 3 users.

    So can anyone recommend a store? I'd prefer not to wait weeks for it to arrive. I've searched already but I couldn't find anything except webshops that say they'll deliver it in 10+ days, which is too long.
    Thanks!
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Jul 2015 #2

    Amazon has a retail version of Win10(home/pro) that will be coming out at the end of August. It's on a USB flash drive.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 7 64
       29 Jul 2015 #3

    It appears as of today you can not buy a license.
    If you are in a rush, it seems the only option is to buy a Win 7 or 8 license and use that for upgrade to 10.
    Just be sure to get the proper version, 64bit or Home , pro or whatever.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1
       29 Jul 2015 #4

    DurkaDurkaDurka said: View Post
    It appears as of today you can not buy a license.
    If you are in a rush, it seems the only option is to buy a Win 7 or 8 license and use that for upgrade to 10.
    Just be sure to get the proper version, 64bit or Home , pro or whatever.
    Ah okay, that's a shame. Any idea how long until there will be any licenses available? BunnyJ said something about the end of August, but nothing before that? I guess I'll have to wait then.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 20
    Windows 7 64
       29 Jul 2015 #5

    I have no clue. I get my info via Google searches.
    And it, Google, appears to not know.
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,074
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Jul 2015 #6

    Newegg has license for sale today. Here's Pro x64, but they have all versions and platforms.

    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - OEM - Newegg.com
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1
       29 Jul 2015 #7

    DurkaDurkaDurka said: View Post
    I have no clue. I get my info via Google searches.
    And it, Google, appears to not know.
    Yes, my observations exactly. Let's just wait until more information becomes available.

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    Newegg has license for sale today. Here's Pro x64, but they have all versions and platforms.


    Thanks, I'm going to take a look.
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  8.    29 Jul 2015 #8

    Qub1 said: View Post
    Ah okay, that's a shame. Any idea how long until there will be any licenses available? BunnyJ said something about the end of August, but nothing before that? I guess I'll have to wait then.
    Hi there

    You COULD join the insider program and get W10 insider --there are some ESD's for 10240 around --use the tutorial to convert to ISO and then clean install. It won't activate (yet) but good for testing etc and it's FREE -- so you could use this until you get your retail license.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 59
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Jul 2015 #9

    I don't understand. Why not just buy Win 7 for a lower price and upgrade?
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1
       29 Jul 2015 #10

    THX1138 said: View Post
    I don't understand. Why not just buy Win 7 for a lower price and upgrade?
    Because I read somewhere that users who picked the free upgrade will get limited support, and they will not receive a key for Windows 8 and have to install 7 every time and then upgrade. I'm not sure if this is true, but I'd rather not take the chance.
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