expired Windows 10 Professional OEM (32/64bit) $24.58AUD @ Gamesdeal

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Was looking to see if there was a deal of any games and came across this.

Purchased plenty of keys from this site in the past and never had an issue.

If the pro version isn't for you, the home edition is also available ($17.92AUD):
http://www.gamesdeal.com/windows-10-home.html

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  • +2 votes

    You could still get legit windows 10 for free via Microsoft backdoor - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/missed-free-windows-10-upgrade-...

      • +10 votes

        You are getting confused between an Upgrade license and OEM license. I will now explain the three common licenses you will encounter on the market:

        An upgrade license requires you to start off with an existing ''legitimate'' (double quote) Windows product code (license). For the FREE upgrade (and the upgrade loophole) you need either Windows 7, 8 or greater. If you do not have said 7/8/8.1 key, or you have only Vista, XP or older, then you're SOL and you will need to buy a windows license.

        System Builder/OEM licenses of Windows are used by computer manufacturers — “Original Equipment Manufacturers.” Not only are they used by large computer manufacturers like Lenovo, Asus, Dell, and HP, they’re used by the local computer shop you might buy a custom-built computer from. Microsoft has swung back and forth on whether “enthusiasts” can use System Builder licenses of Windows when building their own PCs. This type of license is designed to stay tied to a single PC forever.

        Full Version/Retail licenses of Windows are the standard “consumer” version of Windows. If you’ve ever walked into an electronics store and saw a boxed copy of Windows on a shelf, you were looking at a retail license of Windows. They are not designed to stay tied to a single PC, but you can only use it on 1 device at any instance of time and the license can be transferred from PC to PC.

        There's also other kinds of licenses, e.g KMS Client / Volume MAK, OEM SLP and COA SLP.

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      Make sure you are already running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 with a valid license.

      I don't think this part is true. Clearly it is against the terms of service, but if you use ANY windows 7 that claims to be 'genuine', then it will still upgrade and give you a fresh new 'legit' product key direct from Microsoft's servers.

      I've done it at least 4 times now with different pc's… No issue with re-installing from scratch either, activates totally fine. Haven't done it with assistive upgrade but with the old 'free' one, but I doubt it would work differently.

  • +1 vote

    Technically this should be sold with new hardware as it's OEM, but Microsoft don't care. More people on Win10 means more $$ from advertising, and Microsoft generally only audit medium/large businesses ;)

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    Looks like the hivemind decided not to rain down the negs like the last deal.

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    I know there's some smart cookies here, so I have a couple of questions. I've got a PC running an unlicensed version of Win 10 Pro.

    1 - If I don't EVER insert a valid key, I can keep using it indefinitely as per usual, right? The only difference being the watermark (which admittedly, is kind of annoying) and not being able to change personalisation settings on the PC (can do it from another device, so no big deal)?

    2 - If I DO purchase one of these OEM keys, am I able to finally register my copy with it? And more importantly, if it ever DOES get revoked down the track, what happens? Does your Windows just become unlicensed again, or are you unable to use it at all? If the former, I'll happily run the risk, if the latter, I would rethink it!

    • +1 vote

      To my knowledge, there is no limitation on how long you can use a non-activated copy of Windows 10. Microsoft is surprisingly very lenient these days and there doesn't seem to be some kind of timer that will lock you out of your computer. It'll nag you constantly with a pop up which will annoy the hell out of you, but that's it.

      Things MAY change in the future though since Microsoft is now on a point release system, meaning that newer builds of Windows may integrate a 'Kill switch timer' to lock you out of your computer once the free ride is over.

      Second question: Yes, you should be able to activate your non-activated copy of Windows with an OEM key provided.
      If the key gets revoked your copy of Windows will just de-activate and it will nag you again and again to feed it with a new key.

    • +1 vote

      Can you get updates with your watermarked version?

    • +1 vote
      1. you lose access to some microsoft applications and there's a watermark that appears if you haven't activated. also a persistent nag screen that will come up when trying to use microsoft account features/apps, etc.

      it's not as bad as it used to be in windows 7 where it would stop working entirely and not let you log in to fix it if it had expired or the registry was damaged.

      ie http://www.howtogeek.com/244678/you-dont-need-a-product-key-...

      2 . you should be able to activate using the key as long as it matches your install type ie pro/home.

      there's an admin command prompt level command you can run, slmgr, which will get you to type in your new key, guide is here :

      http://www.howtogeek.com/245445/how-to-use-slmgr-to-change-r...

      3 . if in the future, something goes awry and the key is used in multiple locations, fake, whatever, sic. which would be flagged by microsoft when you activate it …

      then you just remove the existing activation and add in a new one and activate online.

      If the install breaks or activation locks you out, there's also ways to break into your profile and reset your password, etc. (have done this myself a few times)

      4 . yes to updates on non activated installs. you can also get the Media Creation Tool install to create an up to date install with the August 2016 "anniversary" updates preinstalled on it, or use the direct links ie https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10I...

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        Many thanks for all the help chums!

        I've never actually received a single nagging message about upgrading, nor any decreased functionality in my system, I think because I run Insider Win 10 builds, so it's literally just the watermark that bothers me!

        Glad to know there's little risk for me to use one of the OEM keys, then.

        Thanks again!

    • +3 votes

      Careful. There's a secret hidden camera installed in the mirror behind you. They can see everything you're doing on your PC, including which porn sites you visit. No, smashing the mirror won't disable the camera.

      Don't worry. I've got your back.

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        We'll see how things are in 10 years time. They'll just keep making more and more intrusions. The market logic makes that inevitable, especially with doe-eyed consumers.

  • -1 vote

    Dupe

  • +1 vote

    Was actually researching to buy an OEM copy today and all the computer shops were closed thank god!!
    This allowed me to buy two - Home for my Mac and Pro for my future PC build.

    I heart you OP!

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    I tried to purchase couple of tries but it seems website has issues. Anyone else having this problem?

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      Which part are you having trouble at?

      I purchased mine about 30 minutes ago with no issues. I checked out as a guest, entered my aus address and paid by POLI. The final page where it says stay on page for cd keys kept saying loading - but I received the email with the cd keys just fine so closed off that page as I didn't need it anymore.

  • +3 votes

    Thanks OP. First time I've had a legit windows!

  • +2 votes

    So I bought a key yesterday thru PayPal but did not receive a key yet. Is it supposed to come straight away?

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      I bought a key 40 minutes ago and have not received the email with the key…

      edit: Orders placed between 11:00pm and 2:00am (GMT) will be delivered after 3:30am (GMT).

      ah

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    Can these be used to upgrade from Home to Pro? or only for fresh install.

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      You can't switch easily between versions once installed. It may be possible to install a pro version as an upgrade over the top of a home version then activate, but I can't confirm that. It's definitely possible to do that using anytime upgrade function, but that costs $$$

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      I am certain you can upgrade your OS via the upgrade utlility and install this key
      I have done it before but it depends on the key these guys are selling you

      All my keys have the upgrade ability and the new version takes effect after a upgrade / reboot process

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      Good pick up but would you trust it with no feedback as a seller?

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        There are plenty of sellers on ebay selling these for $15 or slightly more.

        Probably would qualify for buyer protection if the key doesn't work.

        • +1 vote

          Digital keys aren't covered by Paypal if i remember correctly due to the nature of the goods
          "they are Intangiable"

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      MSDN keys for sure, questionable legality to selling them but they aren't something MS really enforce atm

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    Is there an Upgrade path from 32bit Win7 to 64bit Win10?

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    I downloaded the Media Creation Tool from microsoft to do a fresh install. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10#... But on selecting an edition I can't see Windows 10 Pro, only Windows 10, Windows 10 Home, and Windows 10 N. Any help?

    • +1 vote

      you just click W10 (first one).

      for future reference the Windows 10 image can install both Home and Pro editions of Windows, while the Home edition image just installs the one edition.

      The Windows 10 N image installs a copy of Windows without the built in Media Player.

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        Sorry to bother again but I've freshly installed Windows 10 all fine and set up everything how I want it. It then started downloading what I thought was a Windows update. When finished a pop up said something like 'ready to install windows 10 pro. Would you like to keep your files or not. Press restart computer to begin.'

        Reinstalling Windows again? I just synced onedrive which took a considerable amount of time.

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    Thanks bought 10 copies

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    Is this actually a legitimate copy?

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    Not working anymore? cant add to cart and paypal checkout goes to error?

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    Silly question, if I purchase key from them, can I install in my parellels app in macbook?

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    Thanks, bought Home edition.

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    Just bought. Pro version. Ty OP. Paid by poli.

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    Anyone else getting all sorts of errors trying to add this to cart / check out??

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    illegitimate keys

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    I bought win 8.1 (cuz 10 is for n00bs), works like a charm.

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    Pro now $20 with code GD3%off using PayPal. Cheaper using other payment methods

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    @ $20 AUD for pro, happy days

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    Where is everyone from ozbargain buying Windows Server 2012 r2 from ?

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    Anyone had any keys not activate?

    Purchased 1x 7 Pro, 1x 8.1 Pro and 1x Win 10 Pro.

    Tried to activate 8.1 key, failed activation. Tried phone activation, got the "key has already been activated" pre-recorded message. Looks like the vendor is selling the same keys to more than one customer.

    Not sure if things have changed since then, but in the past (ie around the time of Win 7) when I've tried activating keys I know to be OEM keys or VLK's (volume license keys) the initial activation has always failed but the phone activation passes.

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    Pro seems to be $20.30 here
    https://www.scdkey.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro-oem-cd-key-g...

    So why did this current deal get 150 votes while this similar deal only got 24?
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/273373

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