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Been recommended to use unactivated Windows 10 - got to be a catch?  

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Hi all,

I'm getting ready to build my first system and as such, have been hanging out on a few different online PC building communities for the past few months. Along the way, I've heard about installing Windows 10, skipping product activation during setup and essentially getting Windows for 'free' ...the only catch seeming to be that you wind up with a small watermark on the screen and can't customise your desktop and lock screen wallpapers.

I'm not talking about cracking Windows or anything illegal - apparently during setup you can choose to 'Skip for now' when prompted for a product key, and let it install.

Of course everyone's first thought (including mine) is that it would be nice to save £90-odd on my build, but surely there has to be some kind of snag down the line, right? When something seems too good to be true...rolleyes.gif

I feel I should pony up for a key and be on the safe side...or is this what Microsoft are relying on? wink.gif
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Unfortunately OCN cannot allow these types of discussions, if the software requires a key then we cannot help get around that.
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