Finding it difficult to move away from Windows? Don’t feel alone:
Don’t take your love away from me
Don’t you leave my heart in misery
If you go then I’ll be blue
‘Cause breaking up is hard to do – Neil Sedaka
Humble me has tried – off and on – since 1996, but until the recent few years, Linux hasn’t really offered any real options, IMHO. Just when I thought I was close to leaving Windows, I saw this: How to Get Windows 10 for Free (or Under $30)
Ended up being under $35 for the Windows 10 Home OEM key since I also purchased the KINGUIN Buyer Protection – Total Cost was $34.87. Best deal I ever got on a Microsoft Windows product! “Rose” now has Ubuntu & Windows 10 – not side by side – but both on same computer.
In the same How to Get Windows 10 for Free article, I read where I could use one of my Windows 7 licenses to do a clean install of Windows 10. That also worked great, so my Mint test computer is still sharing a HDD with Vista, and the test computer with Windows 10.
That gives me Windows 10 on three of my computers – tried the old Dell’s Windows 7 license to do a upgrade to Windows 10 (upgrade since I wanted to keep some data and programs that came with that machine), but Windows 10 was just too slow so I went back to Windows 7 there.
Such flexibility by Microsoft makes it difficult to leave them, and instead, just continue to share Linux part time for now. Never really gave Windows 10 much of a chance, i.e. I still learn new things and settings, etc all the time. Add Windows Defender into the equation, where outside virus protection isn’t actually needed, and a full breakup from Windows is hard to do.