Question Can he get away with this? Using Security Software rather than upgrade to Win 10

ibanezrg82

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My brother currently can't afford to upgrade to Win10. Is it possible that he could get away with it by purchasing something like McAffee or Norton and still not have any issues with security and viruses?

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it would be safer to run windows 10 unactivated.
he can download and install windows without a license for extended periods, watermark, black desktop, but otherwise functional and secure.
he can then purchase a key for windows at his leisure.

 

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it would be safer to run windows 10 unactivated.
he can download and install windows without a license for extended periods, watermark, black desktop, but otherwise functional and secure.
he can then purchase a key for windows at his leisure.


Okay, can you download that from the Microsoft website?
 

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Thanks, after following the link I realized I had upgraded his computer to Win10 in the past, and from the link it says you don't need to purchase a license if you upgraded in the past (few years ago when they offered the free upgrade) - he bought the computer from me
However I had to revert back to 7 since my hard drive started to go - and swap out an older one with my win7 license that came with the PC. In fact I may have at least 3 licenses now that I think of it. Two purchased PCs since then both with Win 10, not exactly sure how to access the old licenses, is there anything I need to know?
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