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How to get Windows cheap (or even for free)

Yes, you can get a properly activated version of Windows 10 for free.
Windows 10 boxed on table with crumpled money
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Alaina Yee is PCWorld's resident bargain hunter—when she's not covering PC building, computer components, mini-PCs, and more, she's scouring for the best tech deals. Previously her work has appeared in PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can find her on Twitter at @morphingball.

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