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Key scams on the Internet

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It started when my friend told me that I could get a free upgrade from my W 8.1 to Win 10 Pro.  I figured it would take me an hour or two to accomplish.

I was mistaken.  There was so much drivel and misguidance available on the internet that it took over 12 hours to download W 10 Pro 64, and W 10 Pro 32 bit.

When I looked to buy a key,  there were hundreds of companies selling keys.  I mistakenly bought a key from "Cheapdigitaldownloads.com"  The name has many iterations because the website is a scam.  I paid $18 which I thought a reasonable price, but when I tried to install W 10 Pro, it first  asked me for a key.  I of course used the key I just bought.  It didn't work.  Then someone told me that I could NOT update 8.1 to w 10 pro.  After 2 days of wasting my time, I dropped the urge to update.

Anyone have some advice that will accomplish my update.


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