Are you planning to buy Windows 10? Well, there are a couple of legal ways. These ways will make sure that you don’t end up with illegal Windows Keys. Just before we start, do remember one thing. Always buy from legit sources. Do not fall into a trap where you get it by paying as low as $5 to $10. Those are usually MAK or KMS keys. The standard price for Windows 10 Pro $199 while Windows 10 Home will cost you $139. So it’s clear that even if somebody is selling it for a discount, it won’t be very cheap.
How to buy Windows 10 with a valid or legit license key
Buying Windows 10 means buying a License key. Yes, you will get an option to download, but the key can only activate it, and make it a valid copy of Windows. Sometimes the websites might offer you to get a USB drive if they are available to ship in your area. In case you are still not sure which Windows 10 to buy? Check our guide on Windows 10 Editions.
1] If you have already installed Windows 10
If you have a Windows 10 PC, but without any activation, all you need to do is buy a license. Go to Settings > Update and Security > Activation, and use the link to purchase a license of correct Windows 10 version. It will open in Microsoft Store, and give you the option to buy. Once you get the license, it will activate the Windows. Later once you sign in with Microsoft account, the key will be linked. You should get an email from Microsoft with its key.
2] Buy from Microsoft
The best place to buy Windows 10 is from Microsoft.com. Here is the purchase link for Windows Home here, and Windows 10 Pro here. You will have an option to download the ISO or get a USB. In either case, the activation keys will be sent to you over an email. Once you have the keys, use to activate Windows 10. While you can stay without activating Windows, since you have the key, its best to use it.
3] Buy from Amazon
Amazon is one of the best places to buy Windows 10. However, make sure you buy from the official Microsoft on Amazon account only. Double check for digital license, USB keys, and DVD. Check on ratings, comments to further assure about the listing. You may find the prices lower on Amazon.
Lastly, if you already have any of these versions, especially Home, and you wish to upgrade to Pro, this Windows version upgrade guide is all you need.
Now read: Why not to use a Pirated copy of Windows 10.