Why Windows is FREE Now

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Mrigendra Chaubey
Mrigendra Chaubey - 2 klukkustundum síðan
I am still on pirated version of Windows 7. No plans to upgrade.
Dragzilla 66
Dragzilla 66 - 14 klukkustundum síðan
Free activations been happening lately lmao.
James Higgs
James Higgs - Degi Síðan síðan
It's not free - you just pay in other ways...
Washim Akram
Washim Akram - 2 dögum síðan
personalizing with winawro tweaker. who needs metro settings anyway
Houyhnhnm - 2 dögum síðan
Windows has always been free. I dont know anyone in thir right mind that had ever paid for Windows. Keys were all over the web, theres pico, so many options forever. Dont buy Windows folks.. just don't. Its free...
Kyuu - 2 dögum síðan
When I got windows 10 on my crappy gaming pc I never got the water mark
TM31Cormorant - 2 dögum síðan
*S T O N K S*
breadmoth - 2 dögum síðan
Even if I were offered money I wouldn't use Windows10 - I'll stick with Linux thanks.
NKL8K9 - 2 dögum síðan
Windows 10 still free?
Idk I have to get system 32 backup
EpicLife GameplayThe one Original!
I am Still using Win 7 pro 😂
KlusterX! - 3 dögum síðan
I've never paid in 30 years of life for an OS
Efren Arevalo
Efren Arevalo - 4 dögum síðan
But it has always been free, right?
YouDontKnowSponge - 4 dögum síðan
Sticking with Windows 7 as I don't care if Microsoft ended support. Should be fine as long as I use it wisely. 10 is too buggy and spies on you. Windows went downhill after 7 as in an ideal world 7 would have been the final version of Windows.
Andy Mayer
Andy Mayer - 4 dögum síðan
Because it's now spyware which collects your data and sends them to microsoft.
Christopher Ashby
Christopher Ashby - 4 dögum síðan
Just want to say THANK YOU you guys saved me over $100
TheGmack101 - 5 dögum síðan
Remember everybody "If you're not paying for the product, you are the product."
Aiko - 5 dögum síðan
Not saying they aint there but ive never seen a single ad.
Tony Firenze
Tony Firenze - 5 dögum síðan
because the Linux operating system is better and doesn't get viruses, plus it's open source and FREE!
Pit Viper
Pit Viper - 5 dögum síðan
The main reason is because they can spy on every user who uses it to get free data to sell to companies for a premium. Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet, Samsung, etc all do it and make way more money than selling software that most pirate anyways. This way they are guaranteed to get you on their software instead of a pirated one that may have things taken out of it.
Death Miku MEOW
Death Miku MEOW - 5 dögum síðan
no mention of the data mining features?
NoizyBoy201 - 5 dögum síðan
Thought this was Toby Maguire talking about Windows
Lomkey - 6 dögum síðan
Forget to add Microsoft tracks everything you do on windows 10 to have better way to target you use. Microsoft knows everything your hiding in that folder mark xxx they know what your in too.
lurkIT - 6 dögum síðan
Unactivated window copies still working since 2018. Now 2020, well done, well done.
M - 6 dögum síðan
It's free, because they sell our data.
Linda Muvic
Linda Muvic - 6 dögum síðan
Loved the milking mime.
Triple Dot
Triple Dot - 6 dögum síðan
Just download KMS auto
Bolledッ - 6 dögum síðan
A few years ago i updated from windows 7 to 10 pro for free from a notification on my taskbar or some shit
Strings of Fate
Strings of Fate - 6 dögum síðan
That window 7/8.1 life
Know One
Know One - 6 dögum síðan
Why Windows is FREE Now..because it has gotten so crappy and so dumbed down that even Bill Gates feels guilty for charging money for it.
Richard Axtmann
Richard Axtmann - 6 dögum síðan
libre office
Richard Axtmann
Richard Axtmann - 6 dögum síðan
ᜋᜒᜊᜁᜈ᜔ ᜊᜁᜈ᜔ᜉᜓ
they make it FREE cuz they injected it of lots of bloatwares.
Tselmen Enkhbat
Tselmen Enkhbat - 7 dögum síðan
Someone Help
I got page fault in nonpaged area in my Windows 7
It is BCCODE 50
I ran Windows Memory diagnostic tool
Also i run chksk and sfc scannow
I cant start Last Known Good Configuration because it crashes with bsod 0x000007b
I can enter safe mode
I want to upgrade to Windows 10
I dont have any disc or usb
Also when i enter startup repair it just starts Windows normally
Please help
LelNub69 - 7 dögum síðan
Oh you mean suprise mechanics?
Bhuvnesh Mittal
Bhuvnesh Mittal - 7 dögum síðan
Well there was a trick to remove that watermark also by running a a specific program in cmd which lets you to make your own product key and then when asked for activation you can enter the same. It had worked for me 2-3 years ago.
Caitlin550 - 7 dögum síðan
That's illegal and not recommended. At anytime, we can shutdown the servers, and hence loosing your activation. I don't work on Windows but on Xbox, and I have a good friendship with the folks that work on activation. Source: I work at MSFT on Xbox Game Pass (Xbox division)
Sandhya XD
Sandhya XD - 7 dögum síðan
I thought he is Tobey Maguire
Omar Bartolini
Omar Bartolini - 7 dögum síðan
Windows 7, you can continue to use it. Is very well and stable, since the OS itself is ROCK SOLID compared to Windows 10. Regarding of the bugs and vulnerabilities insecurity are all mostly TARGETED ATTACKS. Just secure your browser and a good antivirus-antimalware software and you're good to go.
skyr3x - 7 dögum síðan
Tech youtuber: *exists*
LinusTechTips: Allow me to introduce myself
skyr3x - 7 dögum síðan
Maybe this will shut up some of the arch linux users acting like vegans
Hunting Trapping 101
Hunting Trapping 101 - 7 dögum síðan
Never going to Windows 10. Have had Windows 7 for years, great. Windows 10 is horrible!
A D - 5 dögum síðan
*Ransomeware wants to know your location*
Hmm Doh
Hmm Doh - 7 dögum síðan
Microsoft : I can’t beat ps4 with or Xbox one, I can’t beat apple iOS or Android amount of users
We beat all with window 10 hmmm hahahaha
Keith Smith
Keith Smith - 8 dögum síðan
After trying to stop the spying Micro$oft does on any Windows 10 computer, I said"To hell with that" and switched to Linux. I don't game and for me, now My data is out of Micro$oft's hands and secure. OH, BTW I use adblockers too as the only good ad is no ad.
Elander - 8 dögum síðan
Unsure if this is patched, but afair you can just type "control color" in a Run window to access the old color settings for Windows and it'll keep the setting even if you're on unactivated Windows, still works on my WS2016 VMs atleast.
Jynx Draxxin
Jynx Draxxin - 8 dögum síðan
Nope I've had enough of Microsoft shilling...
cgarzs - 8 dögum síðan
Winblows sucks. Linux is better and free.
Style - 8 dögum síðan
me clicking on it after buying windows 10
seriously i literally bought it December i got so mad when i saw this title
joe29295mama - 21 klukkustund síðan
Me too I fully upgraded my pc so I decided to buy windows 10. We got fucked bud lol
Ebenezer ks
Ebenezer ks - 8 dögum síðan
It is free upgrade version or the iso new operating system full free download?
The Raven
The Raven - 8 dögum síðan
Spying. There, I said it for you.
Quinton Porter
Quinton Porter - 8 dögum síðan
Kmspico. Nuff said.
Caitlin550 - 7 dögum síðan
That's illegal and not recommended. Source: I work at MSFT on Xbox Game Pass (Xbox division)
You Are
You Are - 8 dögum síðan
Windows wasn’t free before....?
Brisson Kévin
Brisson Kévin - 8 dögum síðan
Because building a PC is already annoying enough on your wallet, the fucking operating system should be free.
Saheb Saha
Saheb Saha - 8 dögum síðan
I hate it when Ads load faster than the actual Video 😡😡
Gabriel Majin
Gabriel Majin - 9 dögum síðan
Some fun facts :
1.with one line of text in cmd u can remove the need for activation and the watermark.
2.that windows is gonna update with no problems.
This has been basic knowledge since win7.
The main reason ppl use win10 is for gaming since u're forced to use it. If u don't game Linux is the waaaaay better choice.
Señorita Abril
Señorita Abril - 9 dögum síðan
I was able to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10, also my Office 365 works fine for free.
AFugy - 9 dögum síðan
The many calls to get a new Windows key.
Neil Roy
Neil Roy - 9 dögum síðan
I can't complain. I actually like Windows 10. It hasn't been perfect, but I recall FAR MORE problems when I moved from XP to Windows 7. My move to Windows 10 was fairly event free. Only ONE program I used on 7 didn't work on 10, and it was a Microsoft program, ironically, for my camera, which is also Microsoft. But the built in camera software that came with 10 is actually better, so not an issue. I haven't seen much in the way of ads on it at all yet. Could be due to my not adopting it until June of 2019 and following a few online videos about what to disable when I installed it.
I have tried out Linux, and while it has come a long ways and is a much better experience, I still prefer Windows by a country mile over it. If I HAD to I would make the switch, but I hope it never comes to that as I really love how Windows works, and I think this is a very nice way for them to do it. I don't think they get enough credit to be honest. There have been problems with 10, but in the past, they had problems as well and always managed to fix them.
Drew Miller
Drew Miller - 9 dögum síðan
i still havent activated my windows and have had this pc for over 2 years
Injlo Rams
Injlo Rams - 9 dögum síðan
Link? Dislike 👎
Unknown Username
Unknown Username - 9 dögum síðan
Don’t forget data theft & the resale of it, which is why Windows 10 is bundled with a crap ton of spyware. If you’re tech savvy you can turn most of it off, which is why most ppl with a lick of sense use Windows 7 still
We The People
We The People - 9 dögum síðan
Mac has been Free for years, and without all the Windows Bloat, and Virus that it picks up,