Take a quick surf down to Microsoft’s website and check out the retail prices for Windows 10 and Office. Pretty expensive, huh? If you’re thinking of building a new PC or maybe upgrading your current PC from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro, the last thing you probably want is to add on another few hundred to your budget just for the OS, right?
Thanks to the good folks over at VIP-SCDKey, they have launched another promotion for the OEM version of Windows 10 for both the Home and Pro versions, where you’ll be able to pick up a copy for just $13 using our skpha code, making it truly a steal and you don’t have to feel bad because it is a genuine copy of Windows.
- Windows 10 Pro OEM – $15.81 (after 22% coupon skpha)
- Windows10 Home OEM – $13.63 (after 22% coupon skpha)
- Office 2016 Professional Plus Key – $46.50 (after 22% coupon skpha)
- Office 2019 Professional Plus Key – $45.97 (after 22% coupon skpha)
- Windows 10 Pro OEM+ Office 2016 Pro Plus – $55.88 (after 22% coupon skpha)
- Windows 10 Pro OEM+ Office 2019 Pro Plus – $53.66 (after 22% coupon skpha)
Other VIP-SCDkey deals to check out
If upgrading your PC’s operating system isn’t on your list of things to do, but you want to buy other types of software like antivirus software or maybe games, VIP-SCDKey has you covered on that front as well. The company sells a bunch of other software that also works in conjunction with the 22% discount using the skpha code, so you’ll be able to take advantage of the code for other types of software if you prefer.
OEM vs Retail
The price of an OEM key seems rather low, a bit too low to be true, and if you’re wondering if you’re purchasing a legitimate copy of Windows, yes you are. The difference between OEM and retail is that OEM keys are usually bought by computer manufacturers who might need to install Windows on thousands of computers.
So why buy retail when OEM is cheaper? WIth OEM, your key is tied to the computer you’re using and it’s pretty much a one-time use. This means that if you want to build a new PC, you’ll have to purchase a new OEM key, whereas retail will allow you to install the same copy of Windows on another computer.
That being said, OEM keys, especially those sold through VIP-SCDKey are cheap enough where you could buy multiple copies and it would still be cheaper than a single retail key.
Should you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro?
For the most part, we think that Windows 10 Home is good enough for a lot of users. If you don’t have anything specific you need from your computer and use it for basic tasks, then Windows 10 Home is usually more than capable of getting the job done.
But this does not mean that Windows 10 Pro isn’t worth looking into.
With Windows 10 Pro, Microsoft has introduced additional security features that some of you might be able to appreciate. Even if you don’t necessarily need to use those features, it’s not necessarily a bad thing to have them there if you need it.
This includes features like BitLocker device encryption so that in the event that your device is lost or stolen, you’ll be able to put all your files on lockdown and encrypt it so that whoever stole it will not be able to access them.
There is also Windows Information Protection that will help prevent accidental data leaks. Even if you don’t have anything that you necessarily need to protect from leaks, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you are a business, then this feature might be doubly useful as it will help to keep upcoming projects a secret.
There are also features like mobile device management, Remote Desktop Protocol, and more. With the price of Windows 10 Pro during VIP-SCDkey’s sale being so low, maybe it could be time to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.