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  1.    29 Jun 2017 #1
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    Windows Ten!

    Best place to buy Windows from?


    Hello everyone. I used to buy my Windows licences (and was able to gain access to the OS ISOs) from Softicle.com at a very good price. It might have even been someone on here who suggested them. They seem to be no more, as I emailed them today, but to no avail.

    Are there any similar websites that do the same thing, and are genuine?

    Many, many thanks in advance
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  2.    29 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi ValiantSaint.

    See if this link gives you what you need.

    Need safe 1511 ISO

    Windows 10 can be obtained from MS.


    Ken
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  3.    29 Jun 2017 #3
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    Many thanks, Ken. Are there no online suppliers (genuine only etc) that will sell cheaper versions of MS products?
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  4.    29 Jun 2017 #4
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    10 Pro 16299.15 64 Bit

    current build is rs2 creators update 15063.447 aka 1703
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  5.    29 Jun 2017 #5
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    Thanks Whacker. Is your build number to be used with the link that Ken provided? So if I can get the right build and create a installation DVD/flash drive for the ISO, where can I buy a genuine licence other than MS?
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  6.    29 Jun 2017 #6
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    Win 7 8 and 10

    Quote Originally Posted by ValiantSaint View Post
    Many thanks, Ken. Are there no online suppliers (genuine only etc) that will sell cheaper versions of MS products?
    Genuine and cheap dont go together. You will get burned by non-official cheap sellers.
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  7.    29 Jun 2017 #7
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    Thanks Porthos. You're right, I suppose. Can you just buy a licence from MS and use Ken's ISO finder? Or is this a bit pointless?


    @Ken: That link is amazing! Many thanks. What's the best way of finding out which copy of Windows is needed for a certain machine? Most of the COAs don't really give a lot of info? (I have an old HP laptop that I'm trying to revive, but the HD is DOA, so there's no way of telling the exact version of Windows it was running - the COA just says Windows 7 on it)

    EDIT: I have used Jelly Bean Key Finder, but it normally reports a different key to what I have......
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  8.    29 Jun 2017 #8
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    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Your COA should say something but its been so long.

    I don't think you can buy old OS from stores, maybe Win 7 but I thought I heard they were pulling that to.

    If you just want to revive an old laptop to browse the web just install Ubuntu. Its free and it is real easy. Comes with Firefox, you can install Chrome. You can also install Libre Office and get a full useful Office productivity sweet.

    Ubuntu is easy on the resources to. If you download then you can test drive from CD or USB.


    Ken
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  9.    30 Jun 2017 #9
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    Thanks Ken. If the laptop had a version of Windows Ten on it, if I installed the latest ISO onto the machine, isn't the W10 license linked to the laptop, so it would, in turn, be verified by Microsoft as genuine?
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  10.    30 Jun 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValiantSaint View Post
    Thanks Ken. If the laptop had a version of Windows Ten on it, if I installed the latest ISO onto the machine, isn't the W10 license linked to the laptop, so it would, in turn, be verified by Microsoft as genuine?
    Yes, as long as it is/was the version of Windows 10, IE Home or Pro.
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