DCT Giveaway: Windows 8.1 64-bit Operating System

[message type=”info”]The winning name has now been drawn, and the winner is… drum roll… John Lesnak.

John has been notified by email and his prize will be mailed to him as soon as he responds.


Thanks to everyone who entered, and a special thanks to those who ‘Shared’, or ‘Liked’, or ‘Tweeted’.[/message]

Windows 8.1 logoDaves Computer Tips is offering our subscribers the chance to win a copy of Windows 8.1 64-bit, including installation media and genuine product key, absolutely free!

Bearing in mind that XP’s end of support date is just around the corner, and many XP users will be looking to upgrade their operating system, we thought this might be a timely and useful prize.

DCT is pretty much the ‘home’ of Windows 8/8.1. Dave, myself, and Richard are all running Windows 8.1 and we all like the new operating system. Between us, we have written and published numerous articles, all drawn from first hand experience – guides, tips, how-tos, and the like – to help users setup and manage their new operating system.

It’s a terrific resource for anyone upgrading to Windows 8 or 8.1 and you can access all those articles in the one place by utilizing the ‘Post Categories’ feature in the right hand navigation panel. Just click on the ‘Windows 8’ item to view a list of links to all relevant titles:


For your chance to win the Windows 8.1 64-bit disc and genuine product key, all you need do is simply submit a reply to this article with a comment. We’d prefer if you told us a little about yourself and why you would like a copy of Windows 8.1.

*Now, DCT has never limited its giveaways to Facebook and/or Twitter account holders, our policy has always been “open to everyone”, and we are not changing that now. However, it would be very much appreciated if all Facebook and Twitter account holders who enter the contest could Share, or Like, or Tweet, or whatever you can do to help spread the word. Thanks!

  • Competition closes 14th April
  • If your comment does not appear immediately it’s because first comments must be moderated, it will appear shorty!
  • A postal address will be required to deliver this prize – by entering this contest you are explicitly agreeing to provide a postal address if your name comes out as the winner. If you do not wish to provide a genuine postal address, please do not enter.

Competition Rules:

  • To enter: post one reply to this article commenting on why you would like a copy of Windows 8.1.
  • The contest ends on 14th April at 00:01 (EST), any entries made after that time will not be eligible.
  • Your comment MUST be made from a VALID email address – disposable email addresses will not be eligible.
  • Each user is allowed only one entry. In the spirit of fairness, abusers of this rule may have all entries removed, be banned from this contest, or banned from future contests.
  • Shorty after the contest ends the winner will be chosen by random number generator.
  • The winner’s name will be announced on the original giveaway page.
  • The winner will be notified by email at the email address they provided when leaving their comment – be sure to use a valid email that you check regularly.
  • The winner must claim their prize by submitting a contact form which will be available (on this page) once the draw has been completed and winning name published.
  • The winner must claim their license within 7 days. After the seven (7) day period, unclaimed prizes will be distributed at the sole discretion of DCT.

We think you’ll agree, this is one special prize… best of luck to all entrants!


265 thoughts on “DCT Giveaway: Windows 8.1 64-bit Operating System”

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway! My secondary PC needs OS update. Thanks and count me in! 🙂

  2. This O/S couldn’t come at a better time. I am retired with lots of time on my hands and over the last year, have been bitten with the computer bug. I have built 6 systems for my friends. I was a w7 convert until I tried w8.1. With the new update M/S is about to release, I think its time I converted to w8.1. (With a start menu ). Your site is one of my daily sites to visit. Keep up the good work.

    Thanks for the giveway.

  3. I would like to win Windows 8.1 to give to my Sister and Brother In Law who do so much for me and our Mom.

  4. debbie joann yoder

    Im running Windows7 , Ive heard alot about Windows 8.1, sounds like this would be a good OS to update to, TY for the chance to win!!

  5. I’m a poor silver surfer in need of updating my XP computer before my operating system goes out of date. Don’t and won’t use Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  6. This is a perfect upgrade for the lost of Windows XP. Thank you so much for the giveaway DCT!

  7. Thank you for this great giveaway. I’m currently a Windows 7 user, but I want to upgrade my system to Windows 8.1. if I am a winner.
    Best regards, Per

  8. Mohammad Wasiullah

    First thanks for giveaway of Microsoft OS i wanted to use this but i can’t afford this because of high rate for a student if i will here that would be happy moment for me, i would like to win this because XP, end support in few days and it would be a amazing choice of upgrade.

  9. In my daily work I use three computers. On two computers I have Windows 7 ( x64 ), and the one still Windows XP ( x64 ). If I won the license for Windows 8 I’d like to upgrade third computer.
    Thanks for this great contest.
    Good luck to all.

  10. Thank you for this great giveaway. I’m currently a Windows Vista user and I want a new one. Windows 8.1 is the best operating system on the computer. Fast, convenient, safe system.
    Windows 8.1 is my dream… Regards

  11. I am still sturggling with Vista, yes, someone had to be stupid enough, and so is my wife (shes not stupid, I dare nto say that and she says I am more stupid than her coz I married her, so what can I say about that?) and it was “Me” who brought her the Vista laptop, so I guess, my fault! She has now “had enough” of Vista and looking at me to buy her a “new laptop.” Her laptop will run Win 8 and it would be great to win8 (wineight, get it!) so I could have a very happy wife and she can teach me how to use it lol! I do look DCT every week and have learned so great stuff, so thanks to all that help us, keep up the great work, it is very much appreciated, Good luck to everyone and whoever wins, enjoy…..

  12. Thank you for this giveaway.
    I would like to discover other benefits from another operating system from Microsoft,especially Windows 8.1 wich is superior to my current operating system installed in my computer, an old Windows XP.

  13. Thank you for another great giveaway! In case I win I’ll use it for my new PC that I’m buying next month.

  14. My home desktop at present runs Windows 7 but I voluntarily tutor people in how to use their PC. We are getting more and more students now with Windows 8.1. We have bought new PCs to tutor them on and I am in the process of setting them up to boot into Windows 8 or Windows 7 to cater for all students. I thin it is about time that I upgraded my own PC so that I can get more familiar with Windows 8.1 so that I may provide better tutoring.

  15. Please include me in the giveaway. I’ve used every version of Windows from 95. I like to play with it till I get it the way I like it. I even have one computer with Vista, that I still use every day. I found that if I set unneeded services to Manual and many to Disabled, that even Vista works great.

    All but one of my computers have been custom-builds, built by a local shop, or by myself. I stopped buying Windows when W8 came out. I tried the betas of 8.0 and 8.1 and found I could make then work OK with apps such as Classic Shell, but since I don’t have a touch screen, and don’t want to buy one, I am fine with W7 on all machines.

    But, I would love to have W8.1-64 to play with. Maybe, I would get excited about playing with it and become a convert. But, I am just not interested in paying the going rate to get the experience.

    Thanks for providing this opportunity.

  16. More people than ever before are turning to me for help with their computers. I need to move to Win8.1 so I can help others with problems with their own new computers. Thanks for this contest.

  17. I like Windows 8 for functionality, stability, ease of use, nice interface, good support. If I have the windows 8.1 I’ll be the happiest user! Microsoft you better!

  18. Thank you for this giveaway!
    I have hope to win this giveaway. I need to get valid copy Windows 8.1 because I don’t want to have pirated copy Windows 8.1.

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