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An absolute steal
on 15 October 2015
Dirt cheap, as in completely dirt cheap. Had to activate via the phone which was a little tedious (10mins or so) but thankfully, there's no waiting in queues to talk to real people, just instant access to a robot; so you just type the authorisation number in and follow the steps the robot provides. Once installed it took me about 3 or 4 hours to download all the updates and then upgraded straight to Windows 10 hassle free. Perfect.
Some things in case you're not well versed in OS installation.
1) You have to have a clean system. If you're installing on top of an already existing windows installation this will NOT work. Make sure you're either building a PC from scratch or installing on a blank hard drive/partition.
2) Because of the above, Microsoft won't let you download the ISO from their website using the key, so you must either have a disk drive on the PC, are good at googling, or know your way around some more 'suspicious' websites.
3) If you're planning on upgrading to Windows 10, keep installing updates. They'll be done in several batches so once a set is installed and your PC has restarted, go back to the update centre and search for more. Once no more updates are available go to the Microsoft website and download the Windows 10 tool from their website (much better than upgrading through the inbuilt Windows 10 advert/reservation thing).