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Posted by:

Fred
14 Mar 2018

To me, the best way to buy Win 10 is buy a new low end laptop.
When you upgrade to a better and custom made laptop , transfer your license from the cheap one.

Posted by:

Nancy Anderson
14 Mar 2018

Great job of explaining this scam. Bob.
Thank you. I wish every person looking for Windows 10 would read this article FIRST.

Posted by:

Coldest City
14 Mar 2018

@Fred, that is a good idea, but I remember the licence details saying it is valid for this very laptop and not transferable.

Posted by:

Preston
14 Mar 2018

Why do you have an ad for a $59.99 copy of Win Pro above in this explanation of "The Lowest Price for Windows 10?"

Buy Microsoft Windows
10 Pro - Just $59.99 -
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Posted by:

Reg
14 Mar 2018

Best Buy has Windows 10 Pro 64 bit for $169.99 today, 03/14/2018, if you want the pro version.

Posted by:

Louie
14 Mar 2018

If you have an older machine you may want to consider purchasing a new one with Win 10 Pro installed

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
14 Mar 2018

They are still at it, aren't they?! Bob, you know as well as I do, this scamming has been going on, since forever. Yes, I do have a pirated copy of Windows XP Pro and I did use it for years, but I learned my lesson. Just go ahead and purchased a Original Windows operating system, you will not regret the right decision!


When, it came time to upgrade my Windows XP Pro, I purchased Windows 7 Pro. I paid the average price for Win 7 Pro, and in return I got a genuine Windows DVD copy. I was proud of myself. I knew that I was back on track, doing the right thing. I also, had a DVD copy of Win 7 Pro, which really does come in handy.


There are times when you do need to have the DVD copy to simply start your computer. The Boot code can get contaminated or corrupt and you need the codes from the DVD to get them back on your computer. Also, should you ever need to simply "reformat" your hard drive or get a new one because the older one died (trust me, hard drives DO die, okay?), you have the DVD disc to reinstall Windows.


I have been using Windows operating system, since, Windows 95B, back in 1996. When Windows 98 came out, I went an purchased the Windows 98 Upgrade which was a CD disc. Just a note, the Windows 95B install were on floppy discs, 7 of them and it took forever to install the operating system! But Windows 98 Upgrade was on a CD disc and it was so much easier to install.


I am now using Windows 10 Pro, which I took advantage of the FREE upgrade period, from my Windows 7 Pro. What I worry about the most, is that I do not have a DVD copy of Windows 10 Pro, just in case I need it for a corrupt Boot code. I did have to reinstall Windows 7 Pro awhile back, since something major happened to my upgraded Windows 10 Pro. I still don't know what caused all of the issues, I was having. I highly suspect some really bad malware had gotten into my computer. I had others who were using my computer and in all honesty, they did not know that much about computing, period.


The wonderful news, was that I was still able to install Win 10 Pro, since, I already had. It did take some time and I had to look on the Microsoft Support pages to get the right information. . .But, I did it! I was proud of myself, too. It really is true that should something happen to your computer with a Win 10 upgrade, you can still reinstall it all, because Windows can verify your information from the first install of Win 10.


For the Newbies and computer illiterate, should you need help when major issues come up. . .Please. . .Get some geeky help! You may have to use a Professional Computer Repair shop or person like Bob Rankin, but it will be well worth it! They can tell you honestly, whether or not the computer is really worth repairing or not. Listen, for those of us who do our own repairs, the geeks. . .It is a hard decision to know when to give up and get something new or newer. . .Or to keep on going.

Posted by:

Grandadze
14 Mar 2018

Coldest City is correct. I replaced a work station that had W10 on it. I used the hard drive from the old one and it would not work. Had to call Microsoft and reinstall W10 and a new license.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
14 Mar 2018

When looking for Windows OS (Operating System) products. . .The best thing you can do for yourself is to go to reputable places to purchase the product!


There are many online reputable places where you will not be scammed. I am talking about Newegg, Tiger Direct, Fry's, Best Buy, Office Depot/Office Max, Staples, Walmart or Sam's Club and so on.


Compare prices at several places and I mean reputable places. This will give you a good idea of what to expect when you want to purchase a new Windows OS. Remember, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are still being sold. Sometimes, you do need to have the earlier OS to function for your computing needs.


In checking several good, solid places, it looks like Windows 10 Pro 64-bit is being sold for $139.00 to $149.00 and higher. I haven't checked all of my computer places, just a couple of them, okay? But, this is what you do. . .You check out all sources, so that you can get the best deal.


Remember. . .If, it sounds to good to be true. . .It isn't. . .And probably a scam, big time!!!

Posted by:

Joe M
14 Mar 2018

You are misusing the term honeypot. You also seem to have a vendetta against one specific scammer. There are 100's of them out there.

Here's your article. "Windows costs a lot more than $20. If you think you've found the secret deal of the century, remember, if it sounds too good to be true..."

There. No hype, no singling out one scammer. No BS.

EDITOR'S NOTE: No vendetta. I was using them as an example because they are one of the top search results for the term. And what's wrong with drawing attention to a scammer?

Posted by:

Charles James
14 Mar 2018

Bob, I give free computer training to local seniors through a foundation grant. For several years now I have pushed them to download Windows 10 and helped them upgrade their PCs while it was still free. Unfortunately, many seniors never have upgraded, but rather chose to keep their old operating system in place on advice from (I believe) misinformed relatives or friends. Considering that Microsoft created the backlash towards Windows 10 with its introduction of Windows 8/8.1.
I would like to see MS consider special discount pricing for those with W7 and W8/8.1, especially seniors, who are often on a limited income. Using the Internet is beneficial for aging parents and grandparents, keeping them from becoming isolated or mitigating the harm suffered by those homebound due to illness or mobility issues. I hope this is something that you can encourage Microsoft to consider.

Posted by:

trekker81
14 Mar 2018

I can't believe how many people are ignorant of the following: if you have a Windows 7 computer, download from Microsoft the Win 10 OS and, when activating, insert the Windows 7 product key. You now have Win 10 activated with a digital license. If you have a Win 8 computer, you probably don't have the product key, so install the Win 10 OS as before. Go to the Activation tab in Settings and run the activation troubleshooter. Again, you now have a digital license.

Posted by:

dlfs
14 Mar 2018

Windows is not the only operating system out there. Many (most) Linux distributions are free for everyone all the time. Linus is generally more stable than Windows and most software is also free.

Want a simple OS? Try Chromium OS. It's also free, will run most newer computers and on many older computers breathing new life into older, slower machines, it boots much faster, and is relatively immune to viruses (just reload Chromium and all malware is gone). (Chromium has the same code base as the OS used in Chromebook computers.)

Posted by:

FRANCIS REILLY
14 Mar 2018

Hi Bob,do you recommend Windows 10? I tried it when it was free but I really didn't find it easy to operate it.Has it changed or should I give it another chance?

Posted by:

FRANCIS REILLY
14 Mar 2018

Hi Bob,do you recommend Windows 10? I tried it when it was free but I really didn't find it easy to operate it.Has it changed or should I give it another chance?

Posted by:

Glen
14 Mar 2018

OK, my W7 machine died about 9 months ago and I was forced to become a W10 user. I hate W10! So how can I go back to a sane life and use W7?

Posted by:

Art F
14 Mar 2018

Glen, have you tried Classic Shell under Windows 10? It gives you an interface very similar to Windows 8, so that you never see the new screen with all the smartphone-style apps unless you deliberately want to. I found the transition from Windows 8 very easy after installing Classic Shell, which Bob has occasionally recommended in the past.

Posted by:

RandiO
14 Mar 2018

I may be mistaken but if a user had Win7/Win8 installed that was the 32bit version; Microsoft will only allow "like-for-like" upgrade path and stepping up to Win10-64bit for free is not allowed. I felt like I got scammed by Microsoft with my Win8Pro as it was the 32bit variant.
I scammed them back by purchasing an MSDN license (Win10Pro-64bit) on the web for under $50.
Microsoft did another scam against Win10Pro owners, by introducing Win10Pro for Workstations, which they charge around $120 for the upgrade. I am seriously thinking of scamming them back again!

Posted by:

Mark
14 Mar 2018

Or just install a Linux for free. I've tried quite a few distributions, and I always come back to Linux Mint MATE. Unless you're a gamer, you won't miss Windows.

Posted by:

john silberman
14 Mar 2018

Why would anyone pay for WIN10? There are so many OSs out there that are far more stable, fully supported and free. My OS of choice is Ubuntu-Mate. Eventually people will figure it out and ditch MS Windows.

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