Windows 7 Home and Ultimate editions have been retired. If you want to get a computer without Windows 8.1, your options are limited. We have compiled them for you.
With Windows 8, finding the 25-digit product key got harder. But you still need it to download installation media or install on a machine that didn’t come pre-installed with Windows 8.
Windows is expensive. Competitors offering free upgrades and rumors about a free Windows 10 make it hard to tolerate that fact. Meanwhile, the options for the budget-conscious are limited, but you can save on Windows 8.