Buying Windows 10 for cheap

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by dranzer006, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. dranzer006

    dranzer006 MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    i was looking at these sites where they offer windows 10 for like 3-4$ are they reliable ?
    will the keys they provide work globally ?

    is there any site you can recommend for buying windows 10 ?
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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  3. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I haven't bought any OS since XP! :dance:
     
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  4. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    A simple ISO upgrade from an activated 7 SP1 (DAZ Loader, key or oem:slp activation) > 10 or the generated genuineticket.xml option still give a free HWID for 10 Home or Pro.

    Or a real upgrade from a KMS activated 8.1 > 10586 will also give a free HWID for 10 Home (+N) or Pro (+N), next you can clean install or upgrade to 10563 (or newer).
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    win 95 C here
     
  6. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    Smart. -- I actually did buy every copy of Windows I ever owned until I got fed up with Microsoft's stupid activation system. Microsoft's viewpoint of me being required to repurchase the same OS for the same computer, using the same hardware, finally got to me. I recall one time in particular when I bought a HP or DELL (I forget which), which came with Windows pre-installed, becoming "invalid" and neither HP/DELL or Microsoft wanted to assume the responsibility. I think Windows 8 was the last time I bought a copy of Microsoft Windows.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  8. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    An old English proverb says so, "I'm not so rich, to buy cheap things".
     
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  9. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    Yes, I have got several of those, Windows 10 Pro for $5 works for years.
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    HWID = Free (not stolen, or generated)
     
  11. dasag

    dasag MDL Junior Member

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    The DAZ activated Windows 7 activation route unfortunately doesn't work on new computers with Kaby Lake processors which don't support Windows 7.

    I hope it still works with KMS activated 8.1 though.
     
  12. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Can't test 7 > 10 on kabylake (have no kabylake system) but 8.1 KMS > 10586 > 15063.xxx (or newer) should still work.
     
  13. Tito

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    You need to learn about legacy mode installation/firmware modding & driver slipstreaming, but there is nothing like they don't 'support' Windows 7.

    On the other hand, @Enthousiast's suggestion is a viable alternative.
     
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  14. dasag

    dasag MDL Junior Member

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    #14 dasag, Sep 25, 2017
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    Yeah okay.. if you want to do all that.. firmware modifications etc., it may be possible but basically KABY LAKE does NOT support Windows 7. Microsoft intended it that way. (unfortunately for many)
     
  15. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    In theory:
    When the mobo has the CSM onboard, enable it, next you can install win 7 in MBR, and you can use the loader on it (when uefi only you have to flash the bios to a modified one with the slic table in it and you can run the loader on it).
    The USB3.x drivers need to be integrated into boot.wim to be able to boot the USB installsource.
    Only the proper drivers can be hard to find, if the manufacturer hasn't published them.
     
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    #16 oneLess, Sep 25, 2017
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  17. Feniksrising

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    Most people haven't since most computers are retailed with Windows included.
     
  18. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    It is possible to install Windows 7 on a Kaby Lake cpu, Microsoft will not give you updates natively if you have Windows 7 with a Kaby Lake cpu, unless you do not get the update to stop the updates for Windows 7 on a Kaby lake system
    It's not the processor or the board manufacture stopping you from using Windows 7, It's the malicious mind set of Microsoft that's stopping you from using Windows 7 with the Kaby Lake/ Ryzen cpu's
     
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  19. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Simplix pack updates 7 on kabylake :)
     
  20. dasag

    dasag MDL Junior Member

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    Enthousiast.. thanks for that.. as you say (in theory) it could be done.

    But I think the proper drivers may be very difficult or impossible to find.

    Intel doesn't publish video drivers for Windows 7 on Kaby Lake. And why would they develop drivers for a processor that is not supported by Microsoft.?

    I expect other hardware manufacturers wouldn't develop drivers either for the same reason.