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Get Lifetime Access to Windows 11 Pro and Microsoft Office Pro 2021 for Just $55

Upgrade your OS and get Microsoft's best productivity apps without any recurring fees.

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Windows 11 Pro and Office Professional boxes

Buying an upgrade to Windows 11 Pro will run you $200 if you purchase it through Microsoft directly, and another $440 if you want to add on an Office Pro 2021 license for access to Word, Excel and other crucial Microsoft apps. But there is an all-in-one bundle deal available through StackSocial that includes both for a one-time fee of just $55, cutting the cost by hundreds of dollars. If you have a computer you want to hold onto or you're building your own PC and you want to install a top-notch operating system, you won't want to miss this deal. 

Windows 11 Pro offers some additional features you won't find on the base version, including Microsoft Remote Desktop, BitLocker device encryption, Windows Sandbox, Hyper-V, Azure Active Directory and much more. You'll receive an activation key that you can use on up to three devices. Not all computers are compatible, so if you're considering upgrading, be sure to check out the system requirements before you buy. 

Your purchase comes with a lifetime license to Office Professional 2021 as well, which includes popular programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote and more. With a single one-time payment, you'll retain lifetime access on the installed PC, which will save you a ton over the recurring charges you'll accrue via a Microsoft 365 subscription and offers you more than the free online version of Microsoft Office. However, it's worth noting that you'll be limited to installing Office on just one computer and the "lifetime" part of the license therefore refers to the lifetime of the machine you install it on.

If you don't need the Office apps in this bundle, you can grab this Windows 11 Pro deal offering just the operating system upgrade for $40, but for $10 more, you may find that this bundle is a better value. Similarly, StackSocial sells Office Pro 2021 alone for $50.

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