Where to buy Windows?


Ccrew

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You need to get an OEM version. Subsequent versions are only upgrades.
An OEM version can only legally be sold with hardware or under the System Builder program . There are loopholes, but its ugly side is it's only valid for the first machine installed on.
 

MiniD3

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Tks Guys,

Looks like I will be able to source locally,
One business is selling all there full version Windows 8 for a "clearance price"
........Gary
 

MiniD3

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Make sure it is 8.1. Because 8 is crap and better off with 7.[/QUOTE]
Tks for the heads-up
Getting cold feet but unfortunately I need windows for some important tasks
Will now check!
Edit: Just checked, 8.1
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......Gary
 
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ymarker

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You can get it through your school or work for $9.75 if they have a licensing agreement with MS. Make sure to get the Win 8.1 64 bit upgrade (MAC edition) when you d/l it.
 

MiniD3

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Tks, have it already

Unfortunately,
left school 60 years ago and gladly not working :)
........Gary