2020-07-28T06:50:20Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Windows 10?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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BektaşAykut Atalay - PeerSpot reviewer
Electronics Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-19T07:48:49Z
Jul 19, 2022

We have a commercial license for all of our competitors, and it is sensitive.

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AA
IT Support Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-13T11:27:00Z
Dec 13, 2021

There is a standard license to use Windows 10.

Ben Ndunda - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-12-10T12:41:04Z
Dec 10, 2021

We need to pay for licensing to use Windows 10. Any time we change the computers, we have to pay, and it's a bit expensive.

CA
BigFix Technical Advisor at HCL Technologies
Real User
2021-12-07T16:03:57Z
Dec 7, 2021

There are no additional costs.

RM
Senior Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-03T13:29:00Z
Dec 3, 2021

We pay for a yearly subscription.

HL
Interim IT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-15T14:20:31Z
Nov 15, 2021

We pay annually for the licenses of Windows 10.

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PC
Program Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-09T18:39:43Z
Nov 9, 2021

Windows 10 came preinstalled on my laptop, I am not sure the price.

RH
Sales Specialist at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2021-10-25T13:01:24Z
Oct 25, 2021

You get a lifetime license for Windows 10 when you purchase your hardware.

KR
Senior Executive at a leisure / travel company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-10-21T15:54:16Z
Oct 21, 2021

I think for Windows 10, you only have to pay once.

SC
System Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
Top 10
2021-10-06T12:04:01Z
Oct 6, 2021

The licensing fees could be cheaper. Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.

CH
Architect ans Urban planner / projects Director at a engineering company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-30T15:40:00Z
Sep 30, 2021

I think the price should be lower for all computer products. Microsoft is a major company that makes a lot of money, so maybe they have enough.

SR
Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-09-13T23:48:53Z
Sep 13, 2021

We pay our licensing fees yearly.

MB
Project Lead Performance Engineer & Automation at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-01T13:43:12Z
Sep 1, 2021

The solution is a bit costly. We would prefer it if the price wasn't so high.

SG
Executive Director - Product & Solution at a cloud provider with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-08-30T14:10:40Z
Aug 30, 2021

The price of the solution is reasonable, it normally comes included with a purchase of a laptop or other device.

GG
Network Consultant at BT - British Telecom
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-30T08:05:48Z
Aug 30, 2021

There is a license required for this solution.

AP
Global Head - Datacenters, Cloud and IT Core Services at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-26T07:37:50Z
Aug 26, 2021

Licensing fees are paid yearly.

Abdulla Pathan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-11T10:09:39Z
Aug 11, 2021

The solution is pricey. If cost is a problem, users should look at Linux. We paid for the solution one time and don't have any recurring fees.

AG
Systems and networks engineer at a government with self employed
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-09T14:50:10Z
Aug 9, 2021

We have a license for all the products in my organization—the license for Windows Server and the license for the desktop version like Windows 10.

MF
Manager Tech. & Support (Information Technology) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-09T10:40:00Z
Aug 9, 2021

There is a one-time purchase license required for this solution.

PM
User at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-04T07:14:44Z
Aug 4, 2021

There is a license required for this solution.

TB
Director of Application Engineering at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2021-08-03T14:47:36Z
Aug 3, 2021

I don't know how much we paid for the solution.

MK
Deputy Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-08-03T07:26:59Z
Aug 3, 2021

The solution comes with a licensing fee.

AC
Technology Strategy Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-08-02T15:20:32Z
Aug 2, 2021

I am not sure about the pricing. It might be $1,000 per license. The price goes down by the number of licenses. The price could be cheaper. Not very cheap but cheaper.

MV
Team leader technical support at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-07-19T21:27:37Z
Jul 19, 2021

Pricing depends on the type of license. If you are an enterprise customer, you can pay for licensing on a monthly basis. We, however, are an educations firm, we pay for our licensing on an annual basis. It also depends on the relationship you have with Microsoft.

RN
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-15T11:54:28Z
Jul 15, 2021

While I am not the IT manager, I do know that the licensing costs comes with a subscription that is based on volume.

MR
Senior Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-29T17:03:13Z
Jun 29, 2021

I believe there is an agreement with Microsoft to pay the licensing fee yearly.

EmanTaky - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Administrator at KnowledgeNet
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-25T12:42:09Z
Jun 25, 2021

We already have a license for Windows 10 in our role as Microsoft partners.

Cliff Matonda - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Finlays
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-09T15:25:34Z
Jun 9, 2021

The licensing is okay. We normally buy the Pro version, the Business version. We find all features are already incorporated.

Sami Alomaisy - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at global trading
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-08T16:22:59Z
Jun 8, 2021

There is a license for this solution and it is a one-time purchase.

PranavGupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Manager at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-06-07T16:34:25Z
Jun 7, 2021

I have a home license that costs me around 1,000 rupees.

SS
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-15T14:15:21Z
May 15, 2021

We pay a licensing fee.

Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-23T08:45:56Z
Apr 23, 2021

There is a licensing for the solution and they could improve on it.

KS
Information Technology Supervisor at a renewables & environment company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-18T08:38:21Z
Feb 18, 2021

For Filipino standards, it's quite expensive. We pay per license. So far, there have been no hidden costs.

FD
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-18T07:45:41Z
Feb 18, 2021

This solution could definitely be a little cheaper.

AW
Founder at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-05T09:35:15Z
Feb 5, 2021

When we purchase a new machine, it comes with it, and we don't pay separately for the license.

AshutoshGupt - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant, Presales at Self-employed
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-26T10:55:00Z
Jan 26, 2021

I have never bought this solution myself, I generally get it with my Notebook for free. I think they are competitively priced at this moment. They could reduce the price a bit more, currently, it is priced in the middle.

MA
Lead Enterprise Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-14T13:48:05Z
Jan 14, 2021

The basic operating system of any hardware should be free. Therefore, it should be free. They should charge only for the enterprise level or enabling the hypervisor. They should charge for Professional Windows 10, but the basic OS should be free.

Michael Barg - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at Lexington Consulting
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-07T21:05:54Z
Jan 7, 2021

Windows 10 was already factory installed on our new PCs. We upgraded to Windows 10 Professional later. For home users, the professional version is not necessary unless file sharing between PCs is a requirement.

SH
Product Technical Manager at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-30T12:23:32Z
Nov 30, 2020

Windows 10 came with the computer when I bought it, so it was already licensed.

Abdallah Barahmeh - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at Bluetech
Consultant
Top 20
2020-10-31T22:12:34Z
Oct 31, 2020

I think it is fair. I haven't bought it on my own because our laptops are from the company, and our company pays for it.

AL
Sap Advanced Business Application Programming Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-29T15:41:42Z
Oct 29, 2020

There are yearly costs. For my home computer it's a lifetime license, only purchased once.

Venkateswarlu Paturu - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager / Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-10-26T14:29:23Z
Oct 26, 2020

Windows 10 is licensed. It was included with the purchase of my laptop.

JL
General manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-08-09T07:19:57Z
Aug 9, 2020

There aren't additional costs over and above the licensing. The pricing is pretty straightforward. The pricing is in US dollar, however, I'm unsure as to what the full cost is.

IB
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-28T06:50:20Z
Jul 28, 2020

There are different licenses available, however, I don't know what the costs are. It's not a part of the solution I handle.

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