Amending to Windows 10 from 11

Swig

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Why does amending to windows 10 home from 11 home cost more? When I re create my own custom build using the pc configurator, windows 10 is cheaper
 
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Swig

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I was just wondering why when I amend to Windows 10 home from 11 home, there is an extra cost of £6. When I use PC config to create a desktop PC, windows 10 home is cheaper than 11 home by £4.
 

SpyderTracks

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I was just wondering why when I amend to Windows 10 home from 11 home, there is an extra cost of £6. When I use PC config to create a desktop PC, windows 10 home is cheaper than 11 home by £4.
Because it's 6 years old?
 

Dan.C

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Its €10 to amend anything for me so probably that minus the discount for being cheaper.
 

Swig

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But that doesn't really explain why amending to it would cost more than windows 11, also it hasn't been built yet so I'm not sure why there would be an extra charge for the amendment (if that's what it is)
 

AgentCooper

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Be careful, we’re probably angering the silicon gods by questioning their wisdom 😜

I’m not quite sure why the configurator has this pricing quirk between the two operating systems. I’m sure it’s just something random and not a tax on the indecisive.
 

Wololo_n00b

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No idea xD I just went for Windows 10 on my order and then I'm gonna upgrade when it's been through more testing and bugs are sorted etc.
 

Swig

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I amended it anyway. Bit strange how the OS pricing is different when creating a new pc compared to amending it but windows 11 seems to be a buggy mess in reviews so I don't want to deal with it.
 

AgentCooper

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I amended it anyway. Bit strange how the OS pricing is different when creating a new pc compared to amending it but windows 11 seems to be a buggy mess in reviews so I don't want to deal with it.
Good move, I’m sticking with 10 until I know 11 is a lovely stable platform. Then it’ll be a cheeky clean install and spending the next couple of years getting used to the start menu icon not being at the bottom left of the screen 😐
 

Scott

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I genuinely feel 10 to 11 seamless. But that's on my little Surface Pro that I do hee haw other than browse about and watch netflix. The interface is very slightly different but that's more an ergonomics thing. The functionality remains the same.

For the pricing quirk, the prices fluctuate all the time. You would need to check the price of the Win11 build at the time of selection as even the OS price will fluctuate.
 

Martinr36

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hen it’ll be a cheeky clean install and spending the next couple of years getting used to the start menu icon not being at the bottom left of the screen
that's where it is

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ppar

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I wondered that as well... *POST MODERATED*
 
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ppar

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Ohhh daym maybe ask the live chat see if they can tell you. I ordered that case as well after mine went out of stock 😬
 

SpyderTracks

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I wondered that as well... *POST MODERATED*
For the record: Windows 11 and Windows 10 are both still paid licenses, it's just upgrades that are free if you have an existing license. But there is no free windows available anywhere.
 

SpyderTracks

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For anyone considering purchasing without Windows and running it without a license, if you run an unlicensed copy of windows, you don't receive security updates, so you'll be open to every attack under the sun and WILL have a compromised system.

It's further misunderstood that an up to date AV package can protect a system that's not receiving updates, this is entirely incorrect, an AV just protects things that enter from upon the OS. But with an unpatched OS, it's the OS itself that is penetrated. No AV can protect against that.

It's important to highlight the truth about licensing as it's a greatly misunderstood topic.
 

SpyderTracks

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Also, the free upgrade is only applicable to Home or Pro users, it's not applicable to businesses, so unless your business is buying individual licenses which is a very odd approach and would raise heckles amongst any IT professional, a workplace would always use volume keys which aren't subject to a free upgrade.
 

techguyone

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Good move, I’m sticking with 10 until I know 11 is a lovely stable platform. Then it’ll be a cheeky clean install and spending the next couple of years getting used to the start menu icon not being at the bottom left of the screen 😐
Just use 'startallback' or similar, gets rid of a lot of the annoying dumbed down 11 stuff

 
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