You don’t have to dig deep for a Windows 10 license. Sometimes the license key costs only ten euros – if you need it at all!
Since January 14, 2020 there has been
no more support Windows 7
and also the rather unpopular Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1) belongs on the siding – so it is time for an update to Windows 10. For the current Windows 10 version, Microsoft requires a full version for Windows 10 Home
significantly more expensive. Microsoft does not offer official upgrade versions of Windows 7 or 8 / 8.1 to Windows 10 directly in the store.
This might interest you:
Buy Windows 10 legally for 36 euros
Why too? The previous versions can still be used – and contrary to the original planning
upgrade to Windows 10. At least in most cases – just give it a try. You can find more about this in our article:
Windows 10 is still free.
Windows 10 costs Microsoft as a pro version 259 euros.
If you are looking for online shops for Windows 10, you will often find the Pro version for just over 10 euros, as a glance
here in the PC-WELT price comparison
proves. However, you also have to make sure that this is a reputable shop. When buying, pay close attention to the product description and ideally only buy where you have buyer protection and there are reviews. On Amazon and eBay there are often very cheap keys from Windows 10 Pro.
Search for Windows 10 on Amazon
and read the reviews. In many cases you will receive the Windows 10 product key, but you can use it to download the installation files directly from Microsoft.
only sells new single-user licenses at comparatively low prices and is a certified eTrusted shop.
Windows 10 Pro is here at Lizengo as a product key for 39.99 euros
available. Licenses for
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 offers at Lizengo can be found on this overview page.
If you are considering buying Windows 10, you have the choice: Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home. We explain in detail what advantages Windows 10 Pro offers compared to the home version
in this post.
Windows 10 Pro: These are the advantages of Windows 10 Home
Create Windows 10 installation media on USB sticks from the Internet
Microsoft provides the
Windows 10 ISO files available for free.
For this purpose, the free MediaCreationTool is downloaded and executed. The corresponding ISO file can be downloaded via the tool or a suitable installation data medium can be created. To do this, the option “Create installation media for another PC” is selected. As part of the wizard, the installation files can be copied to a USB stick. If a USB stick is to be created from the MediaCreationTool, it must be connected to the computer. The wizard then downloads the Windows 10 installation files and copies them to the USB stick. We explain how this works
You step by step in this guide.
The best tips, tests and advice
Detour: Buy Windows 7 and 8 as used software
For the initial installation of Windows 10 you only need a valid license key. It does not have to be mandatory for this operating system – it can also come from Windows 7 or 8. If the license key is recognized as valid during setup, Windows 10 is activated via the Internet. It is therefore advisable to buy a license for Windows 7 Pro that it
on the Internet for less than 10 euros.
Then you need an update version for Windows 10.
Lizengo also has legal licenses
for Windows 8
for Windows 7
available at reasonable prices.
Windows 7 Home Premium price comparison
Windows 8.1 in price comparison
Are even cheaper
You will usually receive a download link and an activation key by email.
In principle, the sale of used software (“second-hand software”) is permitted according to the relevant judgments by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) and the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The law firm’s interpretation
Wild flexor solar corner
“The ECJ stated in its judgment (Az. C-128/11) that the principle of exhaustion of the right of distribution does not only apply if the copyright owner markets the copies of his software on a data medium (CD-ROM or DVD) but also when he distributes it by downloading it from his website. ”The BGH then fully agreed with the ECJ ruling, confirmed the legality of the used software trade and implemented it in accordance with national law.
Clean reinstallation with Windows 10
Legal: Purchase OEM and System Builder versions
For Windows 10 Pro, Microsoft charges a lot of money in its own store. It would be exciting to find out how many buyers there are for this high price.
System builders or OEM versions of Windows are sold by Microsoft to system manufacturers through authorized intermediaries. These are manufacturers or specialist dealers who sell preconfigured PCs with a pre-installed Windows. However, the license agreement can provide that support is provided by the middleman and not by Microsoft.
On the Internet, Windows 7 and 8 offer upgraded OEM and system builder versions of Windows 10. While the old operating systems are already sold for less than 10 euros, the system builder license for Windows 10 Home costs around 100 euros, the Pro version is available for around 160 euros.
In Germany, the purchase, distribution without a link to hardware and the use of OEM versions are completely legal (I ZR 244/97 from 07/07/2000). OEM and retail versions are identical, the only difference is the type of packaging.
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With the Creators Update, Microsoft Windows 10 adds a lot of new functions. Among other things, the game mode, which should improve the game performance, the rudimentary 3D software Paint 3D, improvements in the edge browser and much more. We have summarized the most important innovations of Build 15019 in this video.
Microsoft officially continues to offer a free upgrade
On Ebay, used licenses of Windows 7 Professional are available for less than seven euros. Windows 10 can also be installed with the key.
The trick with an old upgradeable version of Windows 7 or 8 is a good way to legally get a Windows 10 license. But be careful: If you plan to use Windows Pro, you also need Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8 Pro. The key of Windows 7 Home Premium only unlocks Windows 10 Home.
If you have a valid license key, load with the
Microsoft Windows and Office ISO NewsABC.net Tool
download and burn the ISO file from Windows 10
on a blank. This will then start the Windows 10 setup.
Use Windows 10 Enterprise for 90 days for free
Alternatively, you can also use the
NewsABC.net trial version of Windows 10 Enterprise
and install it on a PC. You can also install Windows 10 Enterprise in a VM.
Five helpful tips for Windows 10
No longer available: Upgrade for users using assistive technology
Microsoft has a long time
an official and completely free upgrade option for Windows 7 and 8.1
offered: For people who “use assistive technology” – such as those who see poorly and therefore use the magnifying glass. In fact, Microsoft never checked the eligibility, nor was this upgrade option legally tied to any status. Rather, everyone could
Click the “Upgrade Now” link and download and install Windows 10 without any restrictions. No license key was asked for; the current operating system was activated immediately afterwards. However, since December 31, 2017, Microsoft has no longer offered this upgrade option.