Microsoft Windows 7 Pro £8.14 / Windows 8.1 Pro £6.58 / Windows 10 Pro £10.30 @ Opium Pulses (OEM)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Pro £8.14 / Windows 8.1 Pro £6.58 / Windows 10 Pro £10.30 @ Opium Pulses (OEM)

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Found 20th Jun 2016
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I have just noticed this is back in stock for a slightly cheaper price on Windows 7 and 8 versions. Hope it helps someone out!

133 Comments

Will these OEM versions work with a Mac via Boot Camp does anyone know?

ScarboroughKID

Will these OEM versions work with a Mac via Boot Camp does anyone know?



They should do, I bought from a similar site for my Mac and it worked fine with boot camp, no problems at all

If I buy a Windows 7 Pro OEM can I change my current product key (an Ultimate volume key) to the new one (effectively a downgrade) and then go through the Windows 10 Pro upgrade?

If this works, is the upgraded Windows 10 Pro also OEM (i.e. having risk of failing if you change hardware, etc)?

-BA-

If I buy a Windows 7 Pro OEM can I change my current product key (an … If I buy a Windows 7 Pro OEM can I change my current product key (an Ultimate volume key) to the new one (effectively a downgrade) and then go through the Windows 10 Pro upgrade?If this works, is the upgraded Windows 10 Pro also OEM (i.e. having risk of failing if you change hardware, etc)?



Just get the Windows 10 Pro upgrade and save the hassle.

And yes, it will be OEM, but I called Microsoft when I changed Motherboard and they just gave me a new key

It did not work

aabarcellos

It did not work



What didn't?

nublets2k

What didn't?



Brain cells.

Lovely and cheap.

i am on windows vista if i buy windows 10 pro will it works can can i upgrad without problems?? sorry i am not very good at computing .thanks

Can anyone vouch for Opium Pulses? I've not heard of them.

arnold.rimmer

Or you can just pirate windows 7 then upgrade to 10 for a legit copy free.



Rather do this then waste £10 on either carded keys or MSDN or something else thats in violation of MS terms that gets the key blocked after a few months anyways. You can see the other deal from this company, only reason it's allowed is because HUKD are getting £££ from it.

The company hasn't even been trading for over a year and was dormant previously with £4 in it.

Edited by: "kiish" 20th Jun 2016

Bought Win 7 thanks - how do you actually install if you cant get the iso from microsoft?

arnold.rimmer

Or you can just pirate windows 7 then upgrade to 10 for a legit copy free.



Yeah... No you can't. If the product key isn't legit in the first place, the free upgrade won't do anything but upgrade the OS itself. It's always worth reviewing licensing rights here as OEM software (and keys) lives and dies with the machine. You have no transfer rights

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Everytime I switch it on!
Edited by: "Evel_Knievel" 20th Jun 2016

naslondon

i am on windows vista if i buy windows 10 pro will it works can can i … i am on windows vista if i buy windows 10 pro will it works can can i upgrad without problems?? sorry i am not very good at computing .thanks



If you are running Vista, you first have to find out if you're running the 32 bit or 64 bit version. The most solid version of Windows since V7 is 64 bit, so I wouldn't try to upgrade using 32 bit versions, and there's no way to cross upgrade from 32 to 64 bit.

Therefore if you are running 32 bit Vista, my advice would be to wipe and reinstall from scratch using 64 bit Windows 10.

If you are running 64 bit Vista and want to try and keep everything, the best thing to do would be to first upgrade from Vista to windows 7 64 bit. Fully update after your upgrade. Then upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It won't directly upgrade without going via Windows 7.

If you don't mind starting from scratch then you can start by backing up your data, then wipe your hard disk and install windows 10, but you may need to download some things in advance before you start such as Windows 10 driver files for your motherboard/PC.

speedfire66

Yeah... No you can't. If the product key isn't legit in the first place, … Yeah... No you can't. If the product key isn't legit in the first place, the free upgrade won't do anything but upgrade the OS itself. It's always worth reviewing licensing rights here as OEM software (and keys) lives and dies with the machine. You have no transfer rights



Yes you can, using something like Daz loader you can upgrade and get a full digital entitlement activated license, exactly the same as if you upgrade with a legit license key.

speedfire66

Yeah... No you can't. If the product key isn't legit in the first place, … Yeah... No you can't. If the product key isn't legit in the first place, the free upgrade won't do anything but upgrade the OS itself. It's always worth reviewing licensing rights here as OEM software (and keys) lives and dies with the machine. You have no transfer rights


Its tied to the mother board i think and it is a legit license , you can reinstall a fresh copy of 10 and it sees your machine has a legit license on the server or something, it does work unless they stopped it very recent as i did it a few months ago.

I bought one of the last lot and it worked fine. Used an 8.1 Pro key to do a clean install of Windows 10. Accepted and activated no problem.

speedfire66

Yeah... No you can't. If the product key isn't legit in the first place, … Yeah... No you can't. If the product key isn't legit in the first place, the free upgrade won't do anything but upgrade the OS itself. It's always worth reviewing licensing rights here as OEM software (and keys) lives and dies with the machine. You have no transfer rights



Yep, surely a bogus W7 key won't be magically made legit by upgrading to W10?

popoyaya

Yep, surely a bogus W7 key won't be magically made legit by upgrading to … Yep, surely a bogus W7 key won't be magically made legit by upgrading to W10?


Pretty sure it still works, the upgrade offer ends in july.

Tempting...but a bit of a gamble? You decide.

With the exception of Product Key Cards (PKC’s) distributed with COA’s, Mi … With the exception of Product Key Cards (PKC’s) distributed with COA’s, Microsoft does not distribute products keys as standalone products. If you see a listing on an auction site, online classified ad, or other online page advertising product keys for sale, it’s a good indication that the keys are likely stolen or counterfeit. If you were to purchase and use a stolen or counterfeit product key to activate Windows installed on your PC, the key may not work for activation, may already be in use on another PC, or it might be blocked from use later by Microsoft when the key is reported stolen. The best way to get everything you expect up front is to buy genuine Microsoft software preinstalled on a new PC or genuine Microsoft software from an authorized reseller.



From microsoft.com/en-…spx | Beware of Product Keys Sold Separately

good find op, heat added

Running Windows 8.1 pro on ssd, if I clone to another ssd and upgrade to windows 10 can I use both operating systems?

-BA-

If I buy a Windows 7 Pro OEM can I change my current product key (an … If I buy a Windows 7 Pro OEM can I change my current product key (an Ultimate volume key) to the new one (effectively a downgrade) and then go through the Windows 10 Pro upgrade?If this works, is the upgraded Windows 10 Pro also OEM (i.e. having risk of failing if you change hardware, etc)?



why would you downgrade from ultimate to pro. Ask the question again
What you meant was......

Can I downgrade my pirated copy of Windows 7 ultimate to the pro version

Doesn't seem legit... uk.trustpilot.com/rev…9b9

Spent 4 days installing all the programs only for the key that I … Spent 4 days installing all the programs only for the key that I purchased from Opium Pulses to get BLOCKED by MICROSOFT. When contacting Opium Pulses they refunded the money for the key but refused to refund the other keys I bought at the same time as I obviously can't trust a company that SELLS BLOCKED keys!


Edited by: "iambigred" 20th Jun 2016

wondermouse

If you are running Vista, you first have to find out if you're running … If you are running Vista, you first have to find out if you're running the 32 bit or 64 bit version. The most solid version of Windows since V7 is 64 bit, so I wouldn't try to upgrade using 32 bit versions, and there's no way to cross upgrade from 32 to 64 bit. Therefore if you are running 32 bit Vista, my advice would be to wipe and reinstall from scratch using 64 bit Windows 10.If you are running 64 bit Vista and want to try and keep everything, the best thing to do would be to first upgrade from Vista to windows 7 64 bit. Fully update after your upgrade. Then upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It won't directly upgrade without going via Windows 7. If you don't mind starting from scratch then you can start by backing up your data, then wipe your hard disk and install windows 10, but you may need to download some things in advance before you start such as Windows 10 driver files for your motherboard/PC.



one small issue there. His pc might not support 64 bit

iambigred

Doesn't seem legit... … Doesn't seem legit... https://uk.trustpilot.com/reviews/57641e820000ff00096739b9


Trust pilot vets every review so I am very surprised this got through there 'sorry this does not conform to our rules....' Email?

ct89

Bought Win 7 thanks - how do you actually install if you cant get the iso … Bought Win 7 thanks - how do you actually install if you cant get the iso from microsoft?


I would like to know as well.

popoyaya

Yep, surely a bogus W7 key won't be magically made legit by upgrading to … Yep, surely a bogus W7 key won't be magically made legit by upgrading to W10?


"Bogus" no, but if W7 has been successfully activated by even questionable means, it will qualify for w10 upgrade and result in MS activating that W10 installation as legitimate. This dubious state of affairs should cease when MS stop the free W10 entitlement at end July 2016.

iambigred

Doesn't seem legit... … Doesn't seem legit... https://uk.trustpilot.com/reviews/57641e820000ff00096739b9



To be fair to the company in their response to this customer they seemed confident that this was just a one off issue (and the other reviews and their overall feedback would seem to support this)

les1938

I would like to know as well.


Google?

Or you can find original non-modified/hacked ISOs on torrent sites quite easily. Torrents do have legitimate uses.

from a technical point of view this will work, from a licensing point of view - this is no more legit than downloading a torrent of w7 and upgrading. You are paying some random people who got W7/w8/W10 serial numbers off post-lease corporate computers. It's not stealing but close and definitely not in line with Microsoft EULA, so not sure what are you paying for, but it is definitely not a legitimate copy of Windows.

Aghast at why anyone would be buying this to downgrade to Windows 10. Terrible, terrible attempt at "Windows". Buy this and keep it!! Unless you like pretending your Core i7, 12gb RAM, GeForce 1080, 27" monitored beast is a iddle Linx tablet, there is literally no plus point in downgrading to Windows 10 - other than DirectX 12. Oh aside from.......no...that's it.

Elevation

Aghast at why anyone would be buying this to downgrade to Windows 10. … Aghast at why anyone would be buying this to downgrade to Windows 10. Terrible, terrible attempt at "Windows". Buy this and keep it!! Unless you like pretending your Core i7, 12gb RAM, GeForce 1080, 27" monitored beast is a iddle Linx tablet, there is literally no plus point in downgrading to Windows 10 - other than DirectX 12. Oh aside from.......no...that's it.



Works fine for me on all my machines, definitely slight improvement in performance too, though day to day, most people wouldn't notice it. If you want a terrible attempt at windows you need to go back to Windows ME.

mike

Elevation

Aghast at why anyone would be buying this to downgrade to Windows 10. … Aghast at why anyone would be buying this to downgrade to Windows 10. Terrible, terrible attempt at "Windows". Buy this and keep it!! Unless you like pretending your Core i7, 12gb RAM, GeForce 1080, 27" monitored beast is a iddle Linx tablet, there is literally no plus point in downgrading to Windows 10 - other than DirectX 12. Oh aside from.......no...that's it.



What's the exact issue?

roycom

Yes you can, using something like Daz loader you can upgrade and get a … Yes you can, using something like Daz loader you can upgrade and get a full digital entitlement activated license, exactly the same as if you upgrade with a legit license key.



​I did that and then, out of nowhere, my I got the, Windows is not genuine blah blah and before I could do anything it downgraded to the base edition and I was screwed. Thankfully I found a seller on eBay who sells the Win7 licence from scrapped pc's and actually sends you the holographic sticker. So far, so good (for a tenner)

Microsoft should be paying us soon to use their bugged Operating systems.

arnold.rimmer

Pretty sure it still works, the upgrade offer ends in july.




This still does work ! MS don't really care, they want everyone on W10.
Edited by: "Panda221" 20th Jun 2016

-BA-

If I buy a Windows 7 Pro OEM can I change my current product key (an … If I buy a Windows 7 Pro OEM can I change my current product key (an Ultimate volume key) to the new one (effectively a downgrade) and then go through the Windows 10 Pro upgrade?If this works, is the upgraded Windows 10 Pro also OEM (i.e. having risk of failing if you change hardware, etc)?


the key is bound to your motherboard so if you change your mobo your key becomes invalid

All other issues aside, it's pretty gross that people actually do direct upgrades and not fresh installs. Just imagine all the bloat that gets left behind...
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