Windows 10 Professional 32/64 BIT Download (OEM) (Clean Install) £4.99 @ Electronic First
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Windows 10 Professional 32/64 BIT Download (OEM) (Clean Install) £4.99 @ Electronic First

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Product Details: WINDOWS 10 PROFESSIONAL 32 64 BIT OEM
Platform: Windows PC
Region: Worldwide
Delivery: Digital Download via Email

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Before you buy, please read these notes and FAQ!
?- This is only the Windows OEM product key, a download link will be provided after checkout
- Cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older operating system
- Requires a clean installation, and all prior data must be backed up
- Will not allow for a change to a different motherboard model once installed

What does OEM mean?

OEM product keys are priced lower than their retail counterparts, but use the same software as retail versions of Windows.Per Microsoft’s EULA regarding OEM, the product key is tied to the PC motherboard which it’s initially installed on, and there is typically no transferring the key between PCs afterwards.

Can I directly upgrade from an older operating system?
No, you cannot. A clean installation is required.

What is a clean installation?
A clean installation means formatting your hard drive before installing Windows, so make sure that you have backed up your files.

Do I receive a download link after the checkout?
Yes, once you have placed your order you will receive your product key and a link with instructions to download Windows.

1. Download Windows media creation tool
- microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

2. Run the media creation tool
- Create installation media for another PC
- Select preferred language
- Select Edition: Windows 10 (it includes both, Pro and Home)
- Select architecture (64-bit or 32-bit)
- Select the media you want to create (USB flash drive or ISO file to create a DVD)

3.Perform a clean installation
- Boot from the USB flash drive or the DVD
- Select your language, time, and keyboard preferences
- Enter product key
- Installation type: Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)
- Remove all partitions (this deletes all your data!) and create a new one to install Windows
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These licences are as genuine as a nine quid note

More fishy than Harry Ramsden's on a Friday Night !
ukhotdeals125 m ago

These licences are as genuine as a nine quid noteMore fishy than Harry …These licences are as genuine as a nine quid noteMore fishy than Harry Ramsden's on a Friday Night !


Nine Bob note.
Roger_Irrelevant44 m ago

I run a Linux VM but it won't be long before it's my main OS. It just …I run a Linux VM but it won't be long before it's my main OS. It just works like it should.


Won't be long before you switch back. Windows just works, Linux however is still very finnicky and requires quite a lot of tinkering. It works well in a VM because most VM clients are specifically designed to fully support Linux distributions and have an abstraction layer to cover all else. Its an entirely different matter when you install directly on hardware, most likely your laptop's hardware will only be about 90% supported and then the vicious cycle of compiling and re-compiling the kernel starts in a bid to get things working at least a fraction as well as they did with Windows.
blackice8r5 m ago

donate your £5 or burn them if you wish, you will get better value if you …donate your £5 or burn them if you wish, you will get better value if you donate them.You can get pirated copies of wind 10 for free , they will be more genuine than this "deal"cold for me, either spend money and buy legit or spend no money and get pirated, the middle ground is a wet dream



OK - so install a pirated copy from god knows where thats possibly riddled with viruses and trojans, or pay a few quid for a OEM license and install windows directly from Microsoft. Hmm .. I can't decide.
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These licences are as genuine as a nine quid note

More fishy than Harry Ramsden's on a Friday Night !
ukhotdeals110 m ago

These licences are as genuine as a nine quid noteMore fishy than Harry …These licences are as genuine as a nine quid noteMore fishy than Harry Ramsden's on a Friday Night !


They're probably genuine keys - I have plenty of Windows 7 licence stickers from ex busines machines. Genuine keys and will licence a Win10 Pro image. Might be 'slightly' dodgy but Microsoft really won't care
Had my window's installed over a year now, all updates, works like a dream
Of course they are not legal licenses. Not like HUKD care.
Can't you buy a standard (Non OEM) key from eBay for cheaper?
ukhotdeals125 m ago

These licences are as genuine as a nine quid noteMore fishy than Harry …These licences are as genuine as a nine quid noteMore fishy than Harry Ramsden's on a Friday Night !


Nine Bob note.
Damian666 m ago

Nine Bob note.



I know, but they stopped printing them 50 years ago
No thanks, you can keep your spyware! Microsoft with it's pushy updates, forced app installs combined with telemetry can go swing!
Where's the deal here? Windows has always been free?
Protoype3 m ago

No thanks, you can keep your spyware! Microsoft with it's pushy updates, …No thanks, you can keep your spyware! Microsoft with it's pushy updates, forced app installs combined with telemetry can go swing!


I run a Linux VM but it won't be long before it's my main OS. It just works like it should.
Bent as a butchers hook
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[deliberately gets wrong end of stick]

A fiver!!?? They will have to pay me a lot more than THAT to install this carp on any of my PCs!!!!
Not genuine windows 10 key , he sends you the same windows 7 key to everyone who purchses to activate windows 10
OEM is the one to go for, never trust the retail one. They can sell and resell many time including the same people that buys them. Free if you got w7 or 8.
Edited by: "bobo53" 28th Apr
I've had a similar OEM Windows 10 key from Softwaregeeks running for some years now. Turns out I can keep the newest Windows OS going on an ancient laptop but with a Mac that's newer than the laptop the latest Mac OS is not installable. So much for the benefits of all hardware and software from one company.
Edited by: "harrythefish" 28th Apr
harrythefish28/04/2019 14:24

I've had a similar OEM Windows 10 key from Softwaregeeks running for some …I've had a similar OEM Windows 10 key from Softwaregeeks running for some years now. Turns out I can keep the newest Windows OS going on an ancient laptop but with a Mac that's newer than the laptop the latest Mac OS is not installable. So much for the benefits of all hardware and software from one company.


How they going to sell you a new mac if you can still use the old one?
japes1 h, 21 m ago

They're probably genuine keys - I have plenty of Windows 7 licence …They're probably genuine keys - I have plenty of Windows 7 licence stickers from ex busines machines. Genuine keys and will licence a Win10 Pro image. Might be 'slightly' dodgy but Microsoft really won't care


Ex business machines COA licence stickers are one thing, they're legitimate in the sense that Microsoft sold that licence (admittedly to live and die with the hardware it was sold with) whereas this seller is presumably selling a licence key that's probably either intended for third world regions where MS sell them for next to nothing or someone is generating keys.

Life's too short to worry about these things, worst case is that your installation will not be legitimate but not illegal and MS could block the key....however it's clear that MS want every computer in the world to be using Windows 10 and I suspect they'll be giving Win10 home edition away for free at some point and make it apps/data acquisition and advertising based for income.

Time's are changing and Google with their free software shows there's billions to be made by giving away stuff and reaping that juicy user data in lieu of payment for software... MS want the same thing for home users. I expect Windows 10 Homespy edition will be launched soon at no cost
Edited by: "spannerzone" 28th Apr
Roger_Irrelevant44 m ago

I run a Linux VM but it won't be long before it's my main OS. It just …I run a Linux VM but it won't be long before it's my main OS. It just works like it should.


Won't be long before you switch back. Windows just works, Linux however is still very finnicky and requires quite a lot of tinkering. It works well in a VM because most VM clients are specifically designed to fully support Linux distributions and have an abstraction layer to cover all else. Its an entirely different matter when you install directly on hardware, most likely your laptop's hardware will only be about 90% supported and then the vicious cycle of compiling and re-compiling the kernel starts in a bid to get things working at least a fraction as well as they did with Windows.
Roger_Irrelevant52 m ago

I run a Linux VM but it won't be long before it's my main OS. It just …I run a Linux VM but it won't be long before it's my main OS. It just works like it should.


Yeah, but wait until you want to run a popular commercial app on it... if they ever make one it could be a whole new story ;-)
deleted129396028/04/2019 14:08

[deliberately gets wrong end of stick]A fiver!!?? They will have to pay me …[deliberately gets wrong end of stick]A fiver!!?? They will have to pay me a lot more than THAT to install this carp on any of my PCs!!!!


Sounds a bit fishy to me🐟🐟🐟
donate your £5 or burn them if you wish, you will get better value if you donate them.
You can get pirated copies of wind 10 for free , they will be more genuine than this "deal"
cold for me, either spend money and buy legit or spend no money and get pirated, the middle ground is a wet dream
blackice8r5 m ago

donate your £5 or burn them if you wish, you will get better value if you …donate your £5 or burn them if you wish, you will get better value if you donate them.You can get pirated copies of wind 10 for free , they will be more genuine than this "deal"cold for me, either spend money and buy legit or spend no money and get pirated, the middle ground is a wet dream



OK - so install a pirated copy from god knows where thats possibly riddled with viruses and trojans, or pay a few quid for a OEM license and install windows directly from Microsoft. Hmm .. I can't decide.
With this offer, you buy the key then download the complete install from some little-known startup called... Microsoft or something. At least that's how it worked with Softwaregeeks providing the key.

See above
"1. Download Windows media creation tool
- microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

2. Run the media creation tool
- Create installation media for another PC"
Edited by: "harrythefish" 28th Apr
A lot of the newer distros work a lot better with gaming now. Linux is gain traction for instance (if I recall correctly from LinusTechTips) PopOS comes with Steam installed out of the box and plays a lot of games. (Newer triple A titles are slowly porting across to Linux as demand grows)

Interestingly I cloned a hard drive with Win 10 Pro this morning. When I fitted it to my older laptop it asked for an activation key. I went on ebay and spent £1-38, key arrived by return. Typed in key, it activated, job done. It did say on listing it only worked on a new install and they provided the link for download of whole operating system that might be full of viruses but I didnt need to do that. I had Windows Home and after a short bit of updating/ download it installed Pro! I'm thinking to myself have I been lucky or will it pack up in a few months or even weeks? Perhaps looking at other posters comments Microsoft don't really care, after all they gave away the free upgrade from Win 7 a couple of years ago.
Thanks OP
Windows 7 security updates end next year, is there any other real options if not windows 10....
Protoype39 m ago

A lot of the newer distros work a lot better with gaming now. Linux is …A lot of the newer distros work a lot better with gaming now. Linux is gain traction for instance (if I recall correctly from LinusTechTips) PopOS comes with Steam installed out of the box and plays a lot of games. (Newer triple A titles are slowly porting across to Linux as demand grows)[Video]


Linux works at least twice as good now as it did a few years ago. Then you could run one game, now you can run two.

Let me guess, this is the year for Linux right?

LinusTechTips too. This must be an incredibly exciting time for you right now. I remember getting my first computer too
I added the key to Windows 10 Home and it upgraded to 10 Pro without the hassle of a fresh install.
Protoype1 h, 16 m ago

A lot of the newer distros work a lot better with gaming now. Linux is …A lot of the newer distros work a lot better with gaming now. Linux is gain traction for instance (if I recall correctly from LinusTechTips) PopOS comes with Steam installed out of the box and plays a lot of games. (Newer triple A titles are slowly porting across to Linux as demand grows)[Video]


Linux
Sorry but Windows 10 is garbage. I have it on a laptop and hate it so much that it's in a cupboard gathering dust.
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Baldieman643 m ago

Sorry but Windows 10 is garbage. I have it on a laptop and hate it so much …Sorry but Windows 10 is garbage. I have it on a laptop and hate it so much that it's in a cupboard gathering dust.


Send me your laptop if your not using it
spannerzone2 h, 26 m ago

Time's are changing and Google with their free software shows there's …Time's are changing and Google with their free software shows there's billions to be made by giving away stuff and reaping that juicy user data in lieu of payment for software... MS want the same thing for home users. I expect Windows 10 Homespy edition will be launched soon at no cost


No need to wait Windows 10 Home & Pro are already "Homespy". Only Enterprise edition is spy-blockable (no telemetry).
unconfirmed1 h, 37 m ago

Linux works at least twice as good now as it did a few years ago. Then you …Linux works at least twice as good now as it did a few years ago. Then you could run one game, now you can run two. Let me guess, this is the year for Linux right?LinusTechTips too. This must be an incredibly exciting time for you right now. I remember getting my first computer too


There are dozens and dozens of games running natively on Linux. With thousands more supported by projects like Proton from Valve. Just look through this list: protondb.com/

I really don't understand these outdated stereotypes people cling too surrounding Windows. It's influence is declining as better alternatives exist. Currently I use Windows 10 for my gaming PC, unRAID for my home server, ChromeOS for my laptop, Ubuntu for gaming VM's / Media Server and Android for my mobile. Yes I could use Windows on all of them but the experience would be nowhere as good as picking the best suited Operating System for each device.
Edited by: "Firejack" 28th Apr
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stevelee11 h, 50 m ago

Windows 7 security updates end next year, is there any other real options …Windows 7 security updates end next year, is there any other real options if not windows 10....



Dont worry, most MS patches are useless and open up older problems anyway; just keep firewall and AV programs up to date, use FireFox with NoScript, or something similar and you will be fine.

I ran XP on one old netbook until last year, used it to do my UK banking all over SE Asia and never had a problem; I only stopped because the netbook was getting too slow, so I replaced it with something slightly better that I could install Win7 on.
Roger_Irrelevant3 h, 44 m ago

Where's the deal here? Windows has always been free?


Been free for me for 19yrs
Firejack31 m ago

There are dozens and dozens of games running natively on Linux. With …There are dozens and dozens of games running natively on Linux. With thousands more supported by projects like Proton from Valve. Just look through this list: https://www.protondb.com/I really don't understand these outdated stereotypes people cling too surrounding Windows. It's influence is declining as better alternatives exist. Currently I use Windows 10 for my gaming PC, unRAID for my home server, ChromeOS for my laptop, Ubuntu for gaming VM's / Media Server and Android for my mobile. Yes I could use Windows on all of them but the experience would be nowhere as good as picking the best suited Operating System for each device.


Dozens of us!

It’s influence is declining? Linux has been promising it go mainstream for tens of years, and it’s never happened. It’s still not worth the time trying to make it work. ChomeOS went nowhere. Ubuntu is excellent, but it’s still niche, and you (I) still need to be knowledgeable to make it work.

Yes. Picking a server OS for a server is the best choice. Picking an OS that works is the best choice for 99.999% of anyone.
deleted129396028/04/2019 17:45

Dont worry, most MS patches are useless and open up older problems anyway; …Dont worry, most MS patches are useless and open up older problems anyway; just keep firewall and AV programs up to date, use FireFox with NoScript, or something similar and you will be fine.I ran XP on one old netbook until last year, used it to do my UK banking all over SE Asia and never had a problem; I only stopped because the netbook was getting too slow, so I replaced it with something slightly better that I could install Win7 on.


This is terrible advice
pet20001 h, 3 m ago

No need to wait Windows 10 Home & Pro are already "Homespy". Only …No need to wait Windows 10 Home & Pro are already "Homespy". Only Enterprise edition is spy-blockable (no telemetry).



Telemetry can be easily blocked on any Windows 10 version with a simply and widely available script, if anyone is that bothered.

Considering the amount of data most of us haemorrhage on a daily basis, it's very few people that will actually care.

These are simply 'grey' market keys. As previously mentioned they're not illegal, just fall outside MS's EULA terms.
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