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    HOW TO GET WINDOWS FOR FREE?
    IF I ALREADY BOUGHT TWO LAPTOPS WITH WINDOWS PRE-INSTALLED.???

    i am about to build my very own compouter from scratch, and for the OS i choose 'Windows' Of Course... Now that i had already bought two laptops, one with windows 7, and other *(the one im using right now) with windows 10, do i need to pay for a whole new copy of windows 10, and buy the cd, is there any way i can get windows on my new desktop for free, because i already payed for thecopy twice.
    11-10-2015 11:15 PM
  2. Amit Mishra3's Avatar
    Would u get second house for free if u have already paid for first house? No! Same applies for windows OS.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-10-2015 11:26 PM
  3. krishbedi's Avatar
    Well...
    If that house was in a digital form,
    lets say a picture,
    and I would have to pay to download it,
    and if I needed another copy of the exact same photo,
    from the exact same company,
    they would probably not charge me two times,

    BTW
    I ALREADY FOUD A WAY TO GET IT FOR FREE,
    LEGALLY.

    SO YEA
    GET <whatever was typed here appeared to be gibberish, but has been removed at any rate>
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 11-11-2015 at 03:00 PM. Reason: cleanup on aisle 5
    11-10-2015 11:33 PM
  4. rhapdog's Avatar
    You can get Windows 10 legally for the Windows 7 laptop, but the license will be tied to the laptop. There is no way to get Windows for FREE for a brand new machine that you are building yourself. Not legally. If someone is telling you otherwise, they are lying to you.

    You can get an OEM copy as a system builder, however. OEM copies will be tied to the machine you build. Once you've installed it the first time, you'll never be able to move it to a new machine, but it is cheaper to purchase than the full retail version.

    License for a digital operating system is not the same as the license for a photo. You have to read the terms and conditions of the license, and accept the license agreement in order to use it. If you obtain it without paying for it, and it is not a legitimate upgrade under the law and terms of the agreement, then you are breaking the law.
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    11-11-2015 08:06 AM
  5. Charles Brown8's Avatar
    Why not hit eBay and purchase a win 7 license key? They are cheap enough seen them as low as $13 US. install 7 legit then get your 10 upgrade legit. Cheap enough...
    11-11-2015 08:24 AM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Just install Windows 10 on it. When it pops up and says it's not activated, you can go to the Store from there and buy a license.

    Sorry, there's nothing "free" in this world. People feeling entitled to free stuff is how our society got so dysfunctional, but that's a rant for another place and time.

    And I really wouldn't trust somebody selling a Windows 7 key on ebay for a cheap price, there's no way they obtained it legitimately in order to sell it to you.
    11-11-2015 08:59 AM
  7. Charles Brown8's Avatar
    Just install Windows 10 on it. When it pops up and says it's not activated, you can go to the Store from there and buy a license.

    Sorry, there's nothing "free" in this world. People feeling entitled to free stuff is how our society got so dysfunctional, but that's a rant for another place and time.

    And I really wouldn't trust somebody selling a Windows 7 key on ebay for a cheap price, there's no way they obtained it legitimately in order to sell it to you.
    Lol I agree with you and how you feel.. There is a risk involved.. Could be a person that moved on to 8 or their machine fried and bought a new one too. I suggested this route though cause I have a cousin that purchased 2 off eBay and the keys worked with no problems.. Maybe he just got lucky though..
    11-11-2015 09:29 AM
  8. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Could be.

    If you can get yourself certified as 501c3 (or equivalent, for non-US readers) non-profit, you can get a Windows license for $15, Office ProPlus for $40, and Server Standard for $66.

    Maybe some of those ebay sellers are dealing in stuff like this, or MAK keys from an organization, or OEM stickers they peeled off of dead hardware. Whatever, it's not legal.
    11-11-2015 11:42 AM
  9. Charles Brown8's Avatar
    Np.. I figured if it not legal eBay shut it down ASAP just suggesting a cheap alternative to people besides stealing. My bad.
    11-11-2015 01:48 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Since it was asked and answered and we do not discuss illegally obtaining copyrighted material...

    CLOSED
    11-11-2015 03:00 PM

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