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I'm buying a laptop for a friend for work and the laptop needs to be running Windows 10 professional. I see a lot of deals for windows 10 home laptops but it's really hard to get one with pro installed. Would I be able to buy a laptop with win 10 home, use the key found on the bottom of the laptop on a new system then buy a separate key for win 10 pro?
[QUOTE=Cpn Crunch21;52920048]I'm buying a laptop for a friend for work and the laptop needs to be running Windows 10 professional. I see a lot of deals for windows 10 home laptops but it's really hard to get one with pro installed. Would I be able to buy a laptop with win 10 home, use the key found on the bottom of the laptop on a new system then buy a separate key for win 10 pro?[/QUOTE] You can buy a pro upgrade on the Windows store I think, but OEM keys are generally hard to fuck around with
[QUOTE=DrTaxi;52919958] Though I'd say consoles are really your only option for going above 1080p on a budget.[/QUOTE] 4K@30Hz with generally relatively high settings is possible even with something like a 1050Ti, though. It's more like 4K@60+ FPS generally isn't really possible on a budget, but then current-gen consoles are out of the question as well, unless you're only planning on playing something like Forza 7
[QUOTE=Cpn Crunch21;52920048]I'm buying a laptop for a friend for work and the laptop needs to be running Windows 10 professional. I see a lot of deals for windows 10 home laptops but it's really hard to get one with pro installed. Would I be able to buy a laptop with win 10 home, use the key found on the bottom of the laptop on a new system then buy a separate key for win 10 pro?[/QUOTE] The key is embedded in the UEFI, stickers are no longer used. The OEM key can only be used on that specific laptop and I can't guarantee it would activate on anything else. It does for a fact violate Windows licensing if you use it on anything else, which is generally not advised on a PC used for business. Its cheaper to just buy the Pro upgrade from the Windows store for $100 anyway.
[QUOTE=Scratch.;52920061]You can buy a pro upgrade on the Windows store I think, but OEM keys are generally hard to fuck around with[/QUOTE] Or get a pro key off leddit for like a third of the price.
[QUOTE=helifreak;52920074]Or get a pro key off leddit for like a third of the price.[/QUOTE] Aren't those keys pretty much guaranteed to be bought using stolen cards or from volume licensing?
[QUOTE=rhx123;52920108]Aren't those keys pretty much guaranteed to be bought using stolen cards or from volume licensing?[/QUOTE] They're usually just MSDN keys.
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;52919743]Is the modified RX 580 really that much faster than a 1280 CUDA GTX 1060, though? I've read reports of it (raw power wise) being as fast as a GTX 1070, but I just don't see how that makes any sense. The 580 may or may not outperform a 6GB GTX 1060 in 4K, but I still think the R3 1200 + even a 3GB 1060 combo would win in 1080p, as the vast majority of Xb titles are locked to 30FPS because of the (as you said) processor. There were tons of $500USD PC comparisons to the 399$ PS4 Pro when that was released, but for whatever reason it's just completely silent as of now[/QUOTE] Well, it's a 40 CU modified Polaris (I think they put a 384 bit memory bus on it), so while it's clocked slightly slower than a RX 580, the extra CUs should be a bigger performance improvement. 1080p high framerate, yeah that built might do better, but I was also talking about like the mobo and PSU - you have to unfortunately still compromise quite a bit on those compared to consoles.
[QUOTE=Demache;52920067]The key is embedded in the UEFI, stickers are no longer used. The OEM key can only be used on that specific laptop and I can't guarantee it would activate on anything else. It does for a fact violate Windows licensing if you use it on anything else, which is generally not advised on a PC used for business. Its cheaper to just buy the Pro upgrade from the Windows store for $100 anyway.[/QUOTE] Thanks for the info guys.
You can probably also just buy a windows 7 pro key and use that to upgrade to windows 10 Pro. I believe the upgrade option is still available until end of this year. You can also do the accessibility upgrade path.
[QUOTE=garychencool;52920226]You can probably also just buy a windows 7 pro key and use that to upgrade to windows 10 Pro. I believe the upgrade option is still available until end of this year. You can also do the accessibility upgrade path.[/QUOTE] That program ended very recently
[QUOTE=B!N4RY;52920295]That program ended very recently[/QUOTE] Ends on new year, what I read
December 31st is when the final loophole is closed. I have many more W7 keys if people want them.
I can't be the only one that barely uses the start menu anymore. I just noticed that it was full of stuck things that MS put on it like the candy crush and groove music and whatnot. Removed them, a lot more better-looking now. I either only use the search or simply open the explorer to go to the program I want to open. Games are mostly on steam or are not found in start menu after I have reinstalled Windows and they are on the old HDD. Most programs are the same, maybe even on a third HDD. Windows doesn't even really know what programs I have installed, as in, I haven't used the Programs and Features thingy for over a year or more as it doesn't really have anything useful
I use the start menu the same as I did on 7 because I replaced it with Classic Shell on day 1. Which is to say a fair bit.
[QUOTE=glitchvid;52920165]you have to unfortunately still compromise quite a bit on those compared to consoles.[/QUOTE] I've no idea how much effort Microsoft's put into ensuring that their consoles survive as long as possible, but yes. I'm talking performance, not durability
Whatever's not on this screen is not used on the start menu, keyboard from there. Or just searched for shit anyway, depends where my fingers are [t]https://tenryuu.blob.core.windows.net/astrid/2017/11/17-11-25_12-58-03-NVIDIA_GeForce_Overlay_DT.png[/t]
I personally still can't stand the W10 start menu
Here's the thing about XAML start menus... [vid]https://tenryuu.blob.core.windows.net/astrid/2017/11/17-11-25_13-06-26.webm[/vid] :thinking:
[QUOTE=garychencool;52920226]You can probably also just buy a windows 7 pro key and use that to upgrade to windows 10 Pro. I believe the upgrade option is still available until end of this year. You can also do the accessibility upgrade path.[/QUOTE] I wasn't aware Win 7 Pro upgraded to Win 10 Pro, I thought it was just a free upgrade of all versions of Win 7 to Win 10 Home.
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;52920571]I personally still can't stand the W10 start menu[/QUOTE] It's way better once you remove all that shit and make it as small as possible horizontally
[t]https://puu.sh/yt030/e7580a4bb4.png[/t] A proper W10 Start menu.
[QUOTE=Brt5470;52920346]December 31st is when the final loophole is closed. I have many more W7 keys if people want them.[/QUOTE] Even the accessibility loop hole?
[QUOTE=Cakebatyr;52920596]I wasn't aware Win 7 Pro upgraded to Win 10 Pro, I thought it was just a free upgrade of all versions of Win 7 to Win 10 Home.[/QUOTE] I just punched in the Win 7 Pro key on the sticker attached to my mom's office computer and bam her Win 10 Home upgraded to Win 10 Pro. Welp, guess its time to do that with my four other Optiplex's with Win 7 Pro stickers. Everyone gets a reformat!
[QUOTE=Dr. Evilcop;52920628]It's way better once you remove all that shit and make it as small as possible horizontally[/QUOTE] true, all you really need is search, but still
[QUOTE=Brt5470;52920346]December 31st is when the final loophole is closed. I have many more W7 keys if people want them.[/QUOTE] I'll take a win 7 pro key if its up for grabs.
[QUOTE=Brt5470;52920346]December 31st is when the final loophole is closed. I have many more W7 keys if people want them.[/QUOTE] I guess I really should set up a contingency plan for when win7 gets too duct-taped even by my standards when compared to the effort I'd have to put into neutering or removing all the shit in win10 that pisses me off.
[QUOTE=garychencool;52920679]Even the accessibility loop hole?[/QUOTE] That IS the final loophole. They're killing that finally. [editline]24th November 2017[/editline] PM me if you want one.
All my start menu is used for is to pop up when I press winkey. If the program I want to open isn't on my taskbar, I press winkey and type the name.
[QUOTE=WastedJamacan;52920747]All my start menu is used for is to pop up when I press winkey. If the program I want to open isn't on my taskbar, I press winkey and type the name.[/QUOTE] Winkey + 1-9?
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