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https://software.pcworld.com/p432...ofessional

Windows home for $10 less (Thanks jone2an for the windows home deal)
https://slickdeals.net/f/14627833-windows-10-home-pcworld-software-store-back-again-29-99
Sell your inferior Home OS elsewhere. Pro is amazing. Well worth the money. Best investment you can make
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Just a reminder if you have a old Windows 7/8 key you can just download and install Windows 10 using the old key.
Do I need to have Windows 7/8 installed first and then install Windows 10 as an upgrade, or can I just install a clean Windows 10 and then use the old key?
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A note for anyone who thinks they're ok with their current Windows 10 or doing an upgrade from free—that free upgrade gets locked to your hardware as I just found out when I swapped out my motherboard and was no longer "activated". The retail code from this deal is transferable
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Thanks OP, in for 1. The RDP features of Pro alone are worth the $40. The fact this is a retail license means I can xfer it to a new rig made the purchase a no brainer.
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A note for anyone who thinks they're ok with their current Windows 10 or doing an upgrade from free—that free upgrade gets locked to your hardware as I just found out when I swapped out my motherboard and was no longer "activated". The retail code from this deal is transferable
There's a way to transfer it, but it was a bit of a PITA to do (can't remember exactly how I did it, but it is doable). I did it when I upgraded my CPU and motherboard. Have had the same windows 10 education license across multiple computers.
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You can still download and get Win10 for free directly from Microsoft and get it activated. They just don't mention it or want anymore to notice anymore.
Iink?
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OK... this is odd. I just went to register with PCWorld Store before my purchase, so that it would be seen/accessible in my account. I know for fact I never registered with them before, yet it said my email address was already in use (ie. taken) by an account there.

I then went to the "Forgot password" link in order to 'reclaim' my own email address.
It sent me an email with a link to change password, which I did, but I noticed on the pre-filled account boxes it listed me as in the UK. I'm in the US, so apparently someone in the UK used my email addy, not sure for how long.
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OK... this is odd. I just went to register with PCWorld Store before my purchase, so that it would be seen/accessible in my account. I know for fact I never registered with them before, yet it said my email address was already in use (ie. taken) by an account there.

I then went to the "Forgot password" link in order to 'reclaim' my own email address.
It sent me an email with a link to change password, which I did, but I noticed on the pre-filled account boxes it listed me as in the UK. I'm in the US, so apparently someone in the UK used my email addy, not sure for how long.
Depending on what your address is, someone with a similar one might have messed up when trying to make an account and typed your address. Especially if there is a number on the end that can get messed up. Who knows when it's from but I'm wondering if you ever got a weird email from PCWorld about confirming your address.
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Thanks and rep
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OK... this is odd. I just went to register with PCWorld Store before my purchase, so that it would be seen/accessible in my account. I know for fact I never registered with them before, yet it said my email address was already in use (ie. taken) by an account there.

I then went to the "Forgot password" link in order to 'reclaim' my own email address.
It sent me an email with a link to change password, which I did, but I noticed on the pre-filled account boxes it listed me as in the UK. I'm in the US, so apparently someone in the UK used my email addy, not sure for how long.
I run into this with some regularity as I have a short easy to type email address. I've had this happen with unknown sites, as well as major ones like Instagram and Uber. Sometimes I catch it right away when a "Welcome" email sent, sometimes it's years after the fact. Better run sites now require the email to be verified to stop these issues. Most of the time the original account creator was in a different country.

Getting Uber fixed a few years ago was a real pain, there were no less than 12 different accounts associated with my email address AND it wouldn't let me create an actual one for myself because they changed their policy to only allow one account per email, but all the prior ones that others created were grandfathered. It took many emails to support over a period of about 3 months to get all the phantom accounts dis-associated with my email.

Anyway, thanks original poster AmusedTree7589 for this SD. I haven't seen a legitimate retail version this low and I'm currently building a system so the timing is perfect.
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This is fake one. Same as one you can find at ebay.
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Depending on what your address is, someone with a similar one might have messed up when trying to make an account and typed your address. Especially if there is a number on the end that can get messed up. Who knows when it's from but I'm wondering if you ever got a weird email from PCWorld about confirming your address.
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I run into this with some regularity as I have a short easy to type email address. I've had this happen with unknown sites, as well as major ones like Instagram and Uber. Sometimes I catch it right away when a "Welcome" email sent, sometimes it's years after the fact. Better run sites now require the email to be verified to stop these issues. Most of the time the original account creator was in a different country.

Getting Uber fixed a few years ago was a real pain, there were no less than 12 different accounts associated with my email address AND it wouldn't let me create an actual one for myself because they changed their policy to only allow one account per email, but all the prior ones that others created were grandfathered. It took many emails to support over a period of about 3 months to get all the phantom accounts dis-associated with my email.

Anyway, thanks original poster AmusedTree7589 for this SD. I haven't seen a legitimate retail version this low and I'm currently building a system so the timing is perfect.

Agreed, but not exactly the case for me.
Never received even one email from PC World before.
Plus this email addy I used is just a secondary, with just 6 random letters before the @xxxx. Not like any common name/number email addy that can be accidentally mistyped.
Anyhow, thanks to the OP, as I needed 2 legit keys to fresh install 2 systems.
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Got Microsoft on the line. They are troubleshooting.
Typically you can't use an OEM license for an upgrade. It's meant for a new install only.
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Yes but why would you want to? Gain domain access and bitlocker? If you are thinking of increasing your memory you will need to wipe and load. You can't upgrade 32 bit to 64. That alone you should buy this and image 64bit so you can have more memory.
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Thanks OP, in for 1. The RDP features of Pro alone are worth the $40. The fact this is a retail license means I can xfer it to a new rig made the purchase a no brainer.
Agreed, thats why I bought it too.
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