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Buy Windows 10: the cheapest prices in May 2022

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Where's the best place to buy Windows 10? Whether it's for that new PC you’re building, the Mac you’d like to install a Windows operating system on, or an older computer that needs an upgrade, we can help. The cheapest Windows 10 prices available today are on this very page.

As well as buying a copy of Windows 10 to get you on the free upgrade path to Windows 11, there are also some users who would prefer to stick to its predecessor. It's a strange stat but, in spite of the free upgrade, barely anyone has upgraded to Windows 11. This is mostly due to its TPM requirements, compatibility issues and poor performance.

Still, you don't need to jump all the way to Windows 11 if you’re trying to upgrade from an older OS. You can just get the best-supported version of Windows (which remains Windows 10) and it will make your computer a lot more secure. After all, if you’re running an older version such as Windows 8, you’re vulnerable to all sorts of security issues. And, now that the deadline for the free update from that version has come and gone, you’ll have to hunt for a good price to make the jump.

To make things easy, we’ve collected the best deals out there so you can get Windows 10 for the least amount of money. That way, you also get to experience speedier performance, Cortana assistance and crucial security features. If you need Word, Powerpoint, Excel and more, too, then here's where to find the latest Microsoft Office 365 deals.

Whether you just want to upgrade an older computer, are building a new one, or have just picked up a cheap laptop that needs it, you’ll need to buy a copy of Windows 10. We’re keeping tabs on the latest prices, however, so you can find the best deal available on this version of Microsoft’s OS.

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Buy Windows 10 Home for the best price

The perfect version of Windows for home users

Windows 10 Home is the version that most people will need. It's for home use and includes game streaming from Xbox consoles as well as other consumer features like Cortana and Windows Hello for logging into your PC via a fingerprint scanner or your face. If Windows 8 was the steepest learning curve imaginable, Windows 10 is like meeting a great friend you once knew again - it's just that they've bought some new clothes that get your full approval. If you're looking to buy Windows 10 Home today, you'll find some excellent offers to save you some cash below. 

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Buy Windows 10 Pro for the cheapest price

Go Pro if you think it's worth paying more for the Pro features

Buy Windows 10 Pro if you need the extra security and management improvements over the Home version above. It includes Hyper-V for virtualization, BitLocker whole disk encryption, enterprise mode IE, Remote Desktop, a version of the Windows Store for your own business and assigned access (which locks a PC to running only one modern application, to use like a kiosk). Network admins can also schedule updates so they don't happen at important times.

Why buy Windows 10? 

You may still be running your computer on Windows 7 or 8, and if so now's the time to buy Windows 10. This isn't just a performance update, Windows 10 brings new features and security settings to your machine that are crucial to getting your work done in today's operating systems. From the ease of the Cortana assistant to the speed boost you'll notice instantly, upgrading your older system to Windows 10 will be well worth your while. 

Buy Windows 10 to install on a Mac

Another reason you might want to buy Windows 10 is you want to install the operating system on an Apple Mac computer. You can install Windows 10 on a Mac that is no older than 2015 by using Boot Camp Assistant, Apple's own utility. You will need between 64GB and 128GB of free storage space on your computer, as well as an external USB flash drive with at least 16GB of space in certain instances. Find out more about installing Windows 10 on a Mac via Apple Support. Once installed, you'll be able to switch between Mac OS and Windows 10 when you start up your computer. 

Need some added security? Download the best Windows 10 antivirus and/or Windows VPN. You can also check out the best MacBook deals and sales right here on TechRadar. 

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.