By Jon Phillips
We PC users aren’t happy that Microsoft still charges for its operating systems. Yet charge they do, so you may as well spend as little money as possible. How about $39.99 for the official retail version of Windows 10 Professional? That’s an 80 percent discount off this version’s full MSRP of $199, and it’s available for the month of June in the PCWorld Software Store.
This offer is for a Microsoft-licensed retail version of Windows 10 Pro, and not an OEM version. If you’re already using Windows 10 Home, you can drop in the product key you purchase for Professional, and your PC will upgrade accordingly.
PCWorld’s partner, Mediamart, is able to secure great discounts by going directly to software vendors and publishers, buying licenses in bulk, and then working with safe, secure brands (like PCWorld) to sell the software directly to consumers. Please note this deal is for an unlimited lifetime license for a single PC.
Of course, not everyone actually needs Windows 10 Professional—we explain all the details in “Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade.” But you will want to make the leap from the Home to the Pro version if you need the following features:
And that’s really just the tip of the Windows 10 Pro iceberg. Microsoft has a good Windows feature comparison page here if you’re interested in all the differences between Home and Professional. For now, please check out the $39.99 Windows 10 Professional deal in the PCWorld Software Store.
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Jon is the Editor-in-Chief of PCWorld, Macworld and TechHive. He’s been covering all manner of consumer hardware since 1995.
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