Windows 8.1 £49.95, Microsoft Office 365 Personal £39.95 and Home £53.32 @ Sainsbury
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Windows 8.1 £49.95, Microsoft Office 365 Personal £39.95 and Home £53.32 @ Sainsbury

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Found 29th Jun 2015
Just in Sainsbury's and they have reduced both the Microsoft Office 365 versions. The Personal version is 1 PC and 1 device while the Home version is 5 PC's and devices.

Windows 8.1 was also reduced to £49.99 though it didn't make it into the picture. As far as I can tell, that's probably the lowest I have seen 8.1.

Might be a good time to buy with a free upgrade to Windows 10 in less than a months time.

I'll just wait for the cold voters to tell us that OpenOffice is still free....

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Office offer at Sainsburys was posted the other day, I checked my two Sainsburys in Barnet and London Colney and they were sold out

Banned

Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a licence code from reddit for £11

OP .. & which Sainsbury's Branch would that happen to be ..... lol.

295X2

Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a … Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a licence code from reddit for £11



Do you have a link please?

295X2

Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a … Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a licence code from reddit for £11



Not being an **** here, but are you talking about 8.1???. I need to "legitimise" my OS, so am looking for a cheap, legit source of 8.1 asap.

Cheers,

Rich.

295X2

Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a … Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a licence code from reddit for £11


Damnnnnnnnn!, hmmmmmmmm ......... I may just have to do a wee bit of research on that too? lol.
Do u happen to have a Link/Links please?, or ..... :-)

Not a bad price at all, especially from July 29th you'll be able to upgrade for FREE to Windows 10 (really Windows 9).

Or windows 8.1 service pack 2

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fergys

Guys try this placehttp://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap/



No disrespect guys but many of the people on HUKD would be unlikely to buy a code off a Reddit user, however cheap it was. This is more for them than you?!?

Original Poster

amour3k

OP .. & which Sainsbury's Branch would that happen to be ..... lol.



This is Preston. I left them on the shelf so you can even pop in and get one still!

fergys

Guys try this placehttp://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap/


Interesting ..... thanx. :-)

jimbobaggins

This is Preston. I left them on the shelf so you can even pop in and get … This is Preston. I left them on the shelf so you can even pop in and get one still!


Very cool too! thanx. :-)

jimbobaggins

No disrespect guys but many of the people on HUKD would be unlikely to … No disrespect guys but many of the people on HUKD would be unlikely to buy a code off a Reddit user, however cheap it was. This is more for them than you?!?


You could Register with Reddit.com as a new user though right?, or ..... :-)

295X2

Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a … Rip off. If you get a £2 USB stick and download the iso you can get a licence code from reddit for £11


True, but as that will be a volume licensed/enterprise key I'd have thought free Windows 10 upgrade wouldn't be on the cards.

Downloaded 8.1 Pro free from Microsoft and created a USB Boot stick. Purchased Key from G2A for £14 and installed no problems. After fully updating 8.1 Pro after the install I was able to register for the free Windows 10 Pro upgrade ready for the end of July.
Edited by: "capitan19792000" 30th Jun 2015

Be careful with the reddit codes, they are non tradeable so while legit ms has been known to remove the keys validity.

Deffo the best way to install os, but you would need at least an 8gig USB drive a 2 gig is not big enough.
Then get the windows USB tool off the windows website, this automatically converts the iso to a bootable USB to install.
Then simply select boot from USB, for anyone not sure what to do to install it.

All my MS keys are from Reddit. And all the Win 8.1 keys have popped up with Windows 10 upgrades.

Tesco have the Pro version for £52 (from memory) if you can find one!!

jimbobaggins

No disrespect guys but many of the people on HUKD would be unlikely to … No disrespect guys but many of the people on HUKD would be unlikely to buy a code off a Reddit user, however cheap it was. This is more for them than you?!?


I think many will, it's all about the price, this site. Don't get me wrong I voted hot as some people will prefer to buy from in store, "physical product". I have bought keys and also not bought keys and it's all worked for me for years

Edited by: "lugsy3" 30th Jun 2015

Windows 10 next month free

A terrible operating system, windows 7 is far better.

If you want an upgrade path to windows 10 (pro or regular) you can get windows 7 pro for about £40 on Amazon. Windows 8.1 is a fairly decent OS, but with 10 just around the corner, my guess is that most will jump straight to that for free (for the first year).

Heat added for price.
Edited by: "papasb" 30th Jun 2015

djh1975

A terrible operating system, windows 7 is far better.



I can relate; remember installing Windows 3.0, and going back to MS-DOS. I hate it when things change.

OK help required, I got a 2nd hand Hp lappy to replace my mine which died. The win7 was cracked but I just swapped drives and no issues.
So at the weekend I try'd re- installing the hpImaged biut couldn't get it off so use a win7 disc and the hp key all seemed ok. Then I upgraded to win8 pro ready for the win10 upgrade, It all went in key accepted but the then updated 170 items to only reverse the updates again. Help or is it try find that win7 pro on Amazon???

ollie87

All my MS keys are from Reddit. And all the Win 8.1 keys have popped up … All my MS keys are from Reddit. And all the Win 8.1 keys have popped up with Windows 10 upgrades.


I had a Win7 key I bought online which I was told was genuine. It also worked for a while, then popped up as non-genuine after about a year or so, turning out to be an MSDN key. These Reddit ones are probably MSDN or volume keys, which will eventually exceed their licenced quantity then expire. You may be lucky, but I would buy the genuine one at that price. Even after you upgrade it still remembers the original licence, so you won't be in the clear after the upgrade to 10 if you use a fraudulent licence. And before that gets flamed, they are licences used outside the terms of licence, so fraudulent. If you have an inherent objection to paying for stuff you use then go for one of the many Linux distros instead and then see if the £50 is worth it. It's a perpetual licence - if you use it for 5 years (I have a couple of 8 year-old machines still running XP) then it's only a tenner a year. A bargain for what it is.

djh1975

A terrible operating system, windows 7 is far better.



I thought the same until I installed Classic Shell, then it's just a much faster version of Windows 7. Honestly 8.1 boots so fast on an SSD you'll wonder why you loved 7 so much.

djh1975

A terrible operating system, windows 7 is far better.


Massive mistake by Microsoft to change the primary interface of Win8 without making it optional - see the success of the various 'Start' shells to get the older interface back. But Win8.1 is a solid OS, quicker than Win7 and with some great features: SMB 3, and support for tiered storage (SSD + HDD) - set up your tiers with any trial download of Server 2012R2 and 8.1 supports the tiers out of the box.

Take some time out to play, starting with keyboard shortcuts

Edited by: "Hootwo" 30th Jun 2015

"Just in Sainsbury's and...."

They had a house for a tenner
Moon was £2.50!
Stars chucked in free!









....Might not be at your local though.
Edited by: "robo989" 30th Jun 2015

Be cautious of the 'free' upgrade. Free for now, then an annual subscription fee will apply.

BravoLima

Be cautious of the 'free' upgrade. Free for now, then an annual … Be cautious of the 'free' upgrade. Free for now, then an annual subscription fee will apply.



And you know this how?

why buy windows 8 if you get windows 10free in 15 days

ollie87

I thought the same until I installed Classic Shell, then it's just a much … I thought the same until I installed Classic Shell, then it's just a much faster version of Windows 7. Honestly 8.1 boots so fast on an SSD you'll wonder why you loved 7 so much.



It boots 'so fast' purely because it goes into hyperhiberation. It suspends, that's why there's so much trouble actually closing it down so you can dual boot (for instance)

If you're in need of a new OS for a new system build or simply want to upgrade why not join the insider program and get windows 10 now?

I'm running the developer version and it all seems fine, a little bit buggy in places but I'm willing to live with it considering all people on the insider developer version get bumped up to the free version on release.

Before you all go out and buy Windows 8 to get windows 10 make sure you have installed all the updates for windows 7. You might be surprised to find you are offered the update to 10

You can get Windows 8.1 pro for £16 from g2a g2a.com/win…tml

djh1975

A terrible operating system, windows 7 is far better.



agreed!!!,

fergys

Guys try this placehttp://www.reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswap/


most likely keys obtained via MSDN subscription

declannn

why buy windows 8 if you get windows 10free in 15 days



It's a free upgrade from windows 7/8 - might have to wait longer than 15 days as it's not out until 29th July.
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