Are you building a new PC and are looking for a license for Windows 11 at a good price? Are you about to upgrade to Windows 11 but don’t know which edition of the operating system to direct you to? Then let me give you a hand and suggest you where and how to buy windows 11 at the best possible price. But first let me clarify the editions and licenses available for this operating system.
Like its predecessors, Windows 11 is also distributed in various versions: the main ones are the one Home, which is aimed at private users and includes all the most important functions of the operating system; then there’s that Pros which is aimed at business users and includes additional features such as device encryption with BitLocker, remote desktop, Windows Sandbox and Group Policy; finally there is Windows 11 Enterprise with features and support dedicated to very large companies (find all the details here).
To date, Microsoft allows for Free upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 while keeping the same OS edition (therefore from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Home, from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 Pro and so on), while obviously the licenses for new assembled PCs and for Windows 10 updates to higher editions than the one currently used must be purchased (e.g. to switch from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Pro). The free upgrade offer for eligible systems does not have a precise expiration but – Microsoft informs – the company reserves the right to end the support of this offer (which in any case will not expire before October 5, 2022). Without these important assumptions, let’s get to the point and see what are currently the most convenient solutions for buy windows 11.
Best price for Windows 11
If you want to know which are the best Windows 11 offers currently available online, read on: you can find them listed below.
However, before purchasing the operating system, make sure that your PC complies with the minimum requirements necessary for its use: 1 GHz 64-bit processor or SoC with two or more cores, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of disk space, DirectX 12/WDDM 2.x compatible graphics processor and at least 9″ screen with resolution of at least 720p. There must also be support for the TPM 2.0 chip (although there are ways to bypass this requirement).
At the time of writing, it Microsoft official store does not allow you to buy licenses for Windows 11, but only Windows 10 licenses at list pricewhich can be used to perform thefree upgrade to the corresponding edition of Windows 11.
If you are interested in this solution, connect to the Microsoft store, select the version of Windows you are interested in among those available, for example Windows 10 Home for 145 euros or Windows 10 Pro for 259 euros, and click on the add to cart button. Next, indicate the quantity of licenses to purchase, the Billing country/region and click on the button for complete the transaction.
You will then be asked to sign in with your Microsoft account (or create a new one if you don’t have one) and complete the payment by card or PayPal. This way you will get the product key needed to activate Windows 10 and then perform the free upgrade to Windows 11. For more details on how to download Windows 11 and activate it, skip to the Windows 11 download part of the tutorial.
Mr Key Shop
If you want save on list prices and you want buy Windows 11 Home, professional or enterprise through specific licenses for these versions of the operating system, you can contact third-party sites of proven reliability. Among them one of the best is definitely Mr Key Shop.
If you have never heard of it, Mr Key Shop is a site managed by a company with offices in Italy and England that offers 100% original licenses for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server (which I told you in detail in my tutorial on how to buy Windows Server), Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac (which I told you in detail in my tutorial on how to buy Windows Office 2021 for PC and Mac) and antivirus at competitive prices. This is made possible by the fact that the site resells unused licenses by companies and companies that have moved to the cloud (in full compliance with the relevant European regulations).
It all happens in the way completely digital and 100% Eco Friendly with product keys that are delivered in seconds directly via e-mail, including instructions on how to activate the purchased products (therefore without the environmental impact caused by any shipment of physical goods) and with money back guarantee. Furthermore, another feature that is quite rare for services of this kind should be underlined: thefree specialized Italian assistance.
That said, for buy Windows 11 Professional, Home or any other edition of the operating system from Mr Key Shop, connect to this page of the site and choose theedition which you prefer: Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Professional (also available as an upgrade from Windows 10), or Windows 11 Enterprise if you want buy Windows 11 Enterprise. Once this is done, click on the button to add the product to the cart and repeat the same operation for any other products of interest to you (as mentioned, on Mr Key Shop there are also Office 2021, Office 2019 and older versions of the suite; various editions of Windows (including the very popular Windows 10 from which you can update free to Windows 11) and some of the leading antivirus software for Windows, macOS and mobile devices).
Once you have completed your purchases, go to cashier of Mr Key Shop and complete the transaction by paying with one of the many secure payment methods supported by the site, such as PayPal, Amazon Pay and card. Within seconds you will receive thee-mail with purchased licenses and instructions for activate windows 11 and any other products purchased.
Are you a software reseller or run an IT company? Then you should also take a look at Mr Key Shop’s MKReseller Program, which allows you to have discounts for resellers and a software price list tailored to your business with a personalized discount code valid for all purchases on Mr Key Shop, further discounts on purchase of over 30 product keys and free preferential support.
Also on Amazon you can find Windows 11 licenses and Windows 10 licenses to use for the free upgrade to Windows 11; however you have to be careful with the products you buy.
In addition to the items sold directly by Microsoft, on the famous e-commerce founded by Jeff Bezos it is in fact possible to find licenses for Windows 11 and Windows 10 sold by third-party suppliers, who are not always 100% reliable. Therefore, before venturing into the purchase of products not sold directly by Microsoft, I invite you to check the reliability of the sellers well and read the comments of other users.
For the rest, if you need a hand to register on Amazon and buy on Amazon, I have created tutorials dedicated to these topics.
Download Windows 11
Now that you have your license, you’re ready to download windows 11. To do this, all you have to do is connect to this page, download theWindows 11 installation assistantstart it and follow the on-screen instructions: in a few minutes you will know if your PC is compatible with Windows 11 and therefore you can upgrade to this operating system.
Alternatively, if your purpose is create Windows 11 installation media (e.g. a USB stick or DVD), click on the download button relating to the special tool made available by Microsoft, then start the software in question and follow the on-screen instructions to create your support and use it to install Windows 11 on any compatible computer.
You can find all the details in my tutorial on how to download Windows 11. If, on the other hand, you need to install Windows 11 without requirements (e.g. on a PC that doesn’t have the TPM) you have to use other tools to create a USB stick for the installation of the operating system that does not perform compatibility checks: you will find everything explained in the tutorial that I have just linked to you.
Install Windows 11
The procedure for install windows 11 is disarmingly simple: after starting the update assistant or the installation media created following the steps above, select the language you prefer, press the buttons Come on And Install and enter the product key of Windows 11 you purchased (if you are performing a clean install).
In a few minutes, following the simple on-screen instructions, you will have yours Genuine Windows 11 and ready to use! If some step is not clear to you, I invite you to consult my tutorial on how to switch to Windows 11.
Article made in collaboration with Mr Key Shop.
Salvatore Aranzulla is the most read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and Microsoft sites. He collaborates with computer magazines and takes care of the technological section of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of Aranzulla.it, one of the thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he simply answers thousands of computer-related questions. He has published for Mondadori and Mondadori Informatica.