When you’re building a new PC from scratch, you may be so focused on the hardware that you forget one of the most important components — the operating system. Windows 11, the latest and greatest from Microsoft, is one of the most popular systems out there, and today is your last chance to pick it up for just $40.
This StackSocial deal saves you a whopping $160 compared to Microsoft’s usual price of $200. And while the sale is set to run through June 4, the price is increasing tomorrow, so you’ve only got a few hours left to get Windows 11 Pro at this price. However, it’s important to note that not every computer out there is able to run Windows 11, so before you buy it you’re going to want to ensure that your computer will meet the requirements that Microsoft has set out for the OS. Additionally, the listing says that if you have a PC that’s already running Windows 10 and Windows Update does not let you install the free Windows 11 upgrade, your computer will not be compatible with this version either.
The activation key that is provided following your purchase can be used to install and activate Windows 11 Pro on three computers. To be clear, purchases like this are generally intended for advanced users — those who are building a new computer or who want to dual-boot an existing computer with a second OS. To that end, you will need a secondary PC to access and download the files following your purchase, so be sure you can access everything from another computer in your home or you have a friend’s machine that you can use temporarily. (You’ll also want to have a USB thumb drive on hand to transfer the file.) Microsoft provides three ways to access Windows 11 Pro following your purchase, so you can pick the one that will work best for your situation.