@cooked: as Aura said, prices will likely go down (as low as $60 here in Amazon), yet I bet somewhere near where you live, someone has a retail Windows 8 Pro unused. Many of us got it for $40 and then never installed it. They might even just flat give it to you? Or try resale shops or thrift shops, garage sales. Should be a number of local places where you can get a good deal. Some here at Ebay, but make sure it's full retail, as you can't 'upgrade' from Enterprise.
The Win8 Pro can be updated to 8.1 for free (must do by January), and from there updated to Win10 for free.
Then again, you could just redo your machine with Linux, and buy a Win8 machine in Ebay, Amazon.. they are often under $200.
Edited by brainout, 28 July 2015 - 12:18 PM.
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