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  1. Tayhuwaniwanga's Avatar
    Hi,
    I have built a new system which now needs a Windows 10 key. I can't just spend 100$ on it. I heard there are OEM keys on internet for 15$. Where can I find a safe one?

    Thanks
    09-15-2017 01:38 AM
  2. garisa's Avatar
    I would like to know this too...

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    09-15-2017 01:57 AM
  3. deswync's Avatar
    Those game key reseller sites like Kinguin and G2A have cheap keys. But be warned that those keys are usually keys taken from school computers and are the locked down version of Windows 10 aka 'Windows 10 for Education'
    09-15-2017 06:00 AM
  4. DOGC_Kyle's Avatar
    If you have any older motherboard with Windows 10 (even ones that had older Windows and upgraded to 10), you might be able to transfer the license.

    Try this first: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...ardware-change

    If that fails, and you have proof-of-purchase of any computer with Windows 10 Retail (meaning not OEM pre-installed), and proof-of-purchase for your new motherboard, you can try to go on Microsoft support and see if they'll transfer it.

    I got a free license through the Insider Program (when those were available free, just before launch) and I've since transferred and continued using it.


    You can also just not activate. There are no downsides to having a non-activated version of Windows, other than a watermark on the screen (it's a small translucent watermark in the bottom right that says "Go to Settings to activate Windows"), and not being able to change the accent colour (unless you change on a different PC and sync the setting). If you can live with the watermark, you can use Windows for free.

    Also if you need it, the download for Windows 10 is here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=hqdJ0X-t (this download works to install any version of Windows 10 on any computer, including OEM, no key required)
    09-16-2017 12:54 PM
  5. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Couldn't you just join the Windows Insider program, hop on to the slowest ring. Free, no key needed.
    10-14-2017 07:05 PM
  6. Jason Angle's Avatar
    Those game key reseller sites like Kinguin and G2A have cheap keys. But be warned that those keys are usually keys taken from school computers and are the locked down version of Windows 10 aka 'Windows 10 for Education'
    This would also be illegal (Violation of EULA). Linux is free, Windows is proprietary and licensed required. If you are getting something for $15 that should cost $100 you are paying to get ripped off.
    10-17-2017 05:54 AM
  7. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    Hi,
    I have built a new system which now needs a Windows 10 key. I can't just spend 100$ on it. I heard there are OEM keys on internet for 15$. Where can I find a safe one?

    Thanks
    I will suggest you to buy an original license key from Microsoft because its an one time investment and because you do not want to get malwares and spywares.

    I WILL ALSO SUGGEST MICROSOFT TO REDUCE THE PRICE OF WIN 10 FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING OLDER VERSIONS OF WINDOWS LIKE VISTA AND XP.
    Last edited by Satish Singh; 10-17-2017 at 02:54 PM.
    10-17-2017 06:09 AM

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