Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

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starflakeprj
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835 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:42 am

fmr wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:17 am
starflakeprj wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:12 am
Why would those linked above be legit? (Amazon)
If they weren't then Amazon would be liable, right? It's not like Amazon is some shady "dot com" business

Besides, I bought one Windows 10 Pro code for my brother, and so far so good.
The seller is not Amazon, but Easy for Soft (the name sounds shady enough to get you suspicious). Also, it doesn't make it legal because it works.
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chk071
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17271 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:46 am

It's unfortunate that they allow so many shady sellers on the market place. Ultimately, it will give Amazon a bad name.

Kaine
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1815 posts since 4 Nov, 2004 from Manchester

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:06 am

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... -crackdown

Resold keys and OEM software rules changes between countries, so you need to consult your local law. Germany is the most liberal here that I'm aware of, where there has already been court cases which Microsoft lost regarding the permitted reselling of the software.

So, if you're in a country that doesn't allow it, you run the risk of MS killing it for whatever reason they feel like in an update.

Unless you're in Germany, then you just wait for the class action suite fun.
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danfi
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17 posts since 6 Feb, 2012

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:28 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:46 am
It's unfortunate that they allow so many shady sellers on the market place. Ultimately, it will give Amazon a bad name.
Amazon themselves have actually sold counteirfeit products, instead of the originals. It's not a trustable company at all.

chk071
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17271 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:39 am

Kaine wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:06 am
<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... down</span>

Resold keys and OEM software rules changes between countries, so you need to consult your local law. Germany is the most liberal here that I'm aware of, where there has already been court cases which Microsoft lost regarding the permitted reselling of the software.

So, if you're in a country that doesn't allow it, you run the risk of MS killing it for whatever reason they feel like in an update.

Unless you're in Germany, then you just wait for the class action suite fun.
Yup. We're so liberal that we give companies such a hard time that noone will probably even wans to run a business from here in future times. :) Which, of course, will lead to less tax stream in the long run, but, hey, much better to make politics, give the people and customers what they "want". Companies consist of bosses and CEO's only anyway, not of thousands of employees getting paid as well.

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Tj Shredder
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1395 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:43 am

chk071 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:46 am
It's unfortunate that they allow so many shady sellers on the market place. Ultimately, it will give Amazon a bad name.
Amazon has the worst imaginable name already, they don‘t care as long there is a profit...
I avoid Amazon in general as best I can...

chk071
KVRAF
17271 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:52 am

Whoever wants to make profit has to care. But, i don't want to get into a HPC topic now. The topic was Windows 10 Pro key for $14. Not legit. Period. ;)

Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:14 am

See if this helps any of you. The free upgrade to Windows 10 still seems to work, according to this article. I didn't try it yet...I'm still on 8.1:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how ... 0-upgrade/

Examigan
KVRAF
4366 posts since 15 Sep, 2005 from East Coast of the USA

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:58 pm

I went through with it to see what happens, and it does work.
So much for the free update not working after a certain date.

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zenophilix
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748 posts since 21 Apr, 2016

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 pm

If these are legit, then damn. I don't really see much of a downside to the fact that you have to download the ISOs isn't a big downside(unless you have bad internet, in which case, relatable.).
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Delta Sign
KVRian
500 posts since 22 Jun, 2018

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:46 pm

You can actually also download Win10 from the official Microsoft site and use it basically for free. The only difference to the paid version is a little nag screen that reminds you of registering the software, kinda like the Reaper demo.
I'm not saying it's the right thing to do, and I personally wouldn't do it, but Microsoft must be aware of this and they still let it happen, so I don't think they mind too much. They are probably more interested in getting Win10 on as many PCs out there as possible, even if people use it for free.

However, I still think it's better to do that than to trust and pay shady re-sellers.

It's interesting that the free update from 8.1 still works. I'm currently trying to save up for a new PC and planned to buy Win10 with it, but maybe I can just update my Win8 license. Thanks for the reminder!

chk071
KVRAF
17271 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:18 pm

If you use a unregistered Windows 10 version, you will lose features eventually. It's not like in Reaper.

Apart from it being against the EULA in Reaper as well, when you go on using it after the initial 2 months.

trampofnine
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56 posts since 29 May, 2016

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:18 pm

I wouldn't buy Windows 10 for

$0.000000000000000000

Windows 10. An advertising billboard and spy machine. As a total after thought Windows 10 pretends to be operating system.

chk071
KVRAF
17271 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:33 pm

Why Ok then. Glad we talked about it. :) Shall we go on with the topic now?

starflakeprj
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835 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Re: Get Windows 10 Pro for $14 Sale

Post Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:20 am

trampofnine wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:18 pm
I wouldn't buy Windows 10 for

$0.000000000000000000

Windows 10. An advertising billboard and spy machine. As a total after thought Windows 10 pretends to be operating system.
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