I need a Windows 8.1 Activation key. I have a budget of $15 if anyone is willing to sell one. That said, I am cheap and the freer the better.
Try on eBay, there used to be some OEM keys for Windows 8.1 for a couple of $$$. I purchased my Win10 license for $5 a few years ago.
Or KMSpico, if you want to do it for free.
Mmmhh… I don’t really trust these activator things.
I would do eBay but prices are a but unbelievable considering it’s Windows 8. I’ve just realized, though, that I might not need to activate at all for what I want to do…
I have usd KMSpico, but on computers where I don’t keep sensitive data.
It depends from where you download it though.
Actually, my new problem is finding an Windows 8.1 download. They don’t seem to exist anymore.
It depends on your needs. If you don’t plan to keep sensitive data. Piratebay has some versions of Win 8.1.
Wait, you guys don’t have a licensed Windows 8.1?
When i got my new Laptop, the guy added to it a non-licensed Windows 8.1 version. I was a bit disappointed as i thought Laptops came with a licensed Windows 8 and i argued with him a little bit about how possible a famous company like you guys could sell non licensed Windows versions.
I thought that having a non licensed one might cause me troubles as a freelancer. I currently still have it with that text on the bottom right of the screen that says “Activate your windows”. Is it a big deal? How do i activate it?
I have activated one on my workstation laptop only as it was preloaded from the factory. Usually, it is around $100+ to purchase an original copy of Windows.
In Macedonia, only the laptops that are $700+ are preloaded with official Windows. The other laptops either come with MS DOS or some Linux Distro.
As far as I know, unlicensed Windows is a pretty big threat from a security standpoint.
- Microsoft telemetry now tracks everything you do on your PC, where you are, and whether software and media you use is used legitimately. (As well as lots of other things)
- Non-registered Windows will not receive security updates you need to stay virus & malware free
- Not having important updates will undermine the performance of any antivirus you use
I don’t use Windows. I use Linux which is free and way more secure. However, I occasionally need to use programs which only work on Windows. For this, I have a backup Windows tablet.
If you have a second PC or tablet and can’t afford a real copy of Windows, maybe consider using a Linux distro like Ubuntu on your freelancing/banking/personal stuff machine, and the Windows copy you have on any PC you need for Windowsy things like gaming.