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Buy Windows 10: the cheapest prices in October 2022

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We've searched around to bring you where to buy Windows 10 for the best price today. If you need it for a new PC you’re building, upgrading an old device, or have a Mac you’d like to install a Windows operating system on, we can help. All the cheapest Windows 10 prices available today are right here, including any from the back to school sales and Labor Day sales.

Even though Windows 11 is the latest version that now ships with many of the best laptops and latest laptop deals, there are many users who would prefer to stick to its predecessor. It's a strange stat but, in spite of the free upgrade, barely anyone has moved on 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 more secure. After all, if you’re running an older version such as Windows 8, you’re vulnerable to all sorts of security issues.

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 deals.

Where to buy Windows 10

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Windows 10 Home deals

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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Windows 10 Professional deals

Buy Windows 10 Professional if you need the extra security and management improvements over the Home version above. It's an unnecessary upgrade for most users, so only consider this if you know any of the features below are vital for your setup.

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 (opens in new tab). 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 Windows VPN. You can also check out the latest MacBook deals right here on TechRadar. 

James Pickard
Deals Editor

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.