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Save Almost 90% on Microsoft Windows 11 Pro for a Limited Time

If you want to upgrade your PC's OS, you can now do so for only $25. Act fast to get this price.

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Windows 11 is a mainstay on any new PC or laptop. Windows 11 Pro can be a helpful upgrade over the Home version for anyone who wants a little added security, thanks to the addition of BitLocker Drive Encryption. You can get Windows 11 Pro directly from Microsoft for about $200, or you can get it for much cheaper at StackSocial, where a license is currently on sale for $25. Just note that the deal is good only for a limited time. While StackSocial isn't providing a clear-cut end date, it's wise to act fast.

Although this is an excellent deal, it's important to note that not every computer out there can run Windows 11, so before you buy it, you want to ensure that your machine meets the requirements for the operating system. Additionally, the listing says that if you have a PC that's already running Windows 10, and Windows Update doesn't let you install the free Windows 11 upgrade, your computer won't be compatible with this version either.

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After you've bought the license, you'll get an activation key that you can use to install and activate Windows 11 Pro on one computer. To be clear, purchases like this are generally intended for advanced users, folks who are building a new computer or who want to dual-boot an existing computer with a second OS. If you're doing that, you'll need a secondary PC to access and download the files, so be sure you can access everything from another computer in your home, or that you have a friend's machine you can use temporarily. Also, note that you'll want to have a USB thumb drive available to transfer the file.

If you're still on Windows 10 and don't want to move to Windows 11, there's also a Windows 10 Pro license on sale as well for just $25. Those still considering options for a new computer should check out our roundup of the best laptop deals and desktop deals for some solid options.

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