3 Ways Get Software in 2024 – Pros & Cons

Exploring 3 Different Avenues to Obtain Software/Operating-Systems:

1 – Use of free Torrents ways,

2 – Buy Cheap Software/Operating-Systems Keys, and

3 – Full Purchase-Traditional

Avenue/Way to install software Pros Cons
Free with Torrents, 🏴‍☠️
  • No cost involved
  • Access to a wide range of software
  • Illegal, 🏴‍☠️ and unethical
  • Risk of malware and viruses
  • No technical support or updates
  • May Stop Working if the software vendor discovers the piracy
  • Not all software available for download with torrents
Buy Cheap Keys
  • Lower price than full purchase
  • Legal and legitimate (in most cases)
  • May not work or be compatible
  • May violate terms of service
  • No guarantee of quality or refund or future working
  • May the e-shop scamming at you, selling cheap key that no working
  • Not all software available for cheap software key purchase
Traditional Full Purchase
  • Full access to features and functions
  • Technical support and updates
  • Reliable and secure
  • No piracy, No security risks, free of software being infected maliciously, Not legal issues
  • Although you Pay full amount, usually in recent years license may be for 3-5 PCs, instead just was in the past for 1 only PC
  • All Software availability this way
  • Higher cost than other options
  • May require subscription or activation
  • May have limited availability or compatibility

In the ever-evolving landscape of software acquisition, users are presented with a myriad of options ranging from free torrents to purchasing full licenses. Each avenue comes with its own set of advantages and risks, catering to diverse user preferences and needs. Let’s delve into these three distinct methods of obtaining software:

1. Free Software Torrents:

Torrent-ting software has long been a controversial topic due to its association with piracy. While it offers access to premium software at no cost, it often comes with significant legal and security risks. Users downloading software via torrents may unknowingly expose themselves to malware, viruses, and legal consequences due to copyright infringement.

Despite the risks, torrents remain a popular choice for individuals seeking access to expensive software without paying for it upfront. However, it’s crucial to exercise caution and ensure the legitimacy of the source before downloading any software through torrents.

2. Cheap Software Keys:

The allure of purchasing cheap software keys from third-party vendors is undeniable for budget-conscious users. These keys are often sold at a fraction of the original price, promising access to premium software without breaking the bank. However, the legitimacy of these keys can be questionable, leading to potential issues such as software activation failures or even legal repercussions.

While some vendors may offer genuine keys obtained through legitimate channels, others resort to gray market practices or outright piracy. As a result, users opting for cheap software keys should thoroughly research the vendor’s reputation and exercise caution to avoid falling victim to scams or counterfeit products.

3. Full Purchase Software:

Opting for the traditional route of purchasing software at full price ensures peace of mind in terms of legitimacy, support, and updates. By obtaining software through authorized channels, users gain access to official licenses, customer support, and regular updates, thereby minimizing the risk of security breaches or legal complications.

While purchasing software at full price may require a larger upfront investment, it often proves to be a worthwhile investment in the long run, especially for businesses and professionals who rely on reliable and secure software solutions.


In conclusion, the availability of software through torrents, cheap keys, and full purchases offers users a spectrum of options to choose from based on their preferences and circumstances. While free torrents and cheap keys provide cost-effective alternatives, they come with inherent risks and potential consequences. On the other hand, purchasing software at full price ensures legitimacy and support but requires a higher financial commitment upfront.

Ultimately, users must weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each method and make informed decisions to ensure a seamless and secure software experience. Whether opting for free torrents, cheap keys, or full purchases, prioritizing legality, security, and reliability is paramount in navigating the complex landscape of software acquisition.

My Triple-boot PC – experimental

Windows 11 <==> Unsupported/bypass methods used

3 OSs: Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro

Was single boot Windows 7 Home, after I had upgraded to Windows 10 Home, after dual-boot by installing – bypass restrictions – Windows 11 Home, on another partition, and all this on an HDD 1TB – MBR – 4 Partitions – two OSs.

Recently, I added an SSD and initialized to MBR, thereafter I installed Windows 10 Pro as a triple-boot PC, and just a week before, I upgraded the Windows 10 Pro to Windows 11 Pro bypass…

In other words,

After successfully installing the first Windows OS, later the second OS as dual-boot, and lastly, the third to be a triple-boot PC… the initial boot screen is like the screenshot [you will NOT FIND the keywords: “HOME” or “PRO”, instead of the first Windows 11=”On Volume 3″ is Home and 2nd one “On Volume 5” is Pro]: you have the choice to choose one of the 3 installed Windows OS… to boot with the PC 🖥️…

Default boot OS is the first one on the top, here Windows 11 Pro (On volume 5)

In my case, the first OS Windows 10 is the Home version, Windows 11 (On Volume 3) is also Home – a bypass version, and lastly, Windows 11 (On Volume 5) is the Pro version bypassing version, of the restrictions of Windows 11 on old Hardware of this experimental PC.

About my storage hardware: I have a 1TB HDD and a 512GB SSD.

On HDD there are 4 partitions of which two are for Windows 11 and 10 Home versions, the others are system small partitions, and lastly, on SSD I have the Windows 11 Pro bypass version.

Some other notes:

In this screenshot during the Boot process – OSs do not have “Home” or “Pro” instead they have plain Windows 10 or Windows 11… names.

Also, because having two Windows 11 OSs the one first installed is “On Volume 3” and the last installed is “On Volume 5” to distinguish between the PC boot with OS, and it’s putting these labels by itself. The PC does not put “Home” or “Pro” labels and Windows 11 (On volume 5) is the Pro version all others are “Home” versions. If a dual boot system was e.g. Windows 10 & 11 the screen would be without “On Volume X”… because would be self-distinguishable.
Because all OSs are Windows the chosen OS screen is the modern traditional screen. If a Linux OS is installed alongside a Windows dual-boot OS, the screen to choose OS may be black and not blue.

You have 30 seconds to decide the preferred boot OS, and this period can be set up from inside any of Windows’s OS Settings, you can also, set up the default OS, and this default will be the first OS in the list… during boot/post of the PC.

To face the Windows OS many updates at least two per month normally, from Microsoft, I have taken over the following actions in each of my Windows OS:

I have pinned the Windows Settings/Control Panel to the Taskbar to Create a Restore Point.

Also, in this Settings window’s other Tabs, you can set the Default Boot OS of the 3 installed, the Time you must choose an OS, on PC boot, set OS Environment Variables, etc. Settings of the OS you are currently using.

If updating one OS of the three, I make sure it is the default OS, due to some auto restarts during the Windows OS update may require…

As you see in the last two screenshots below, as said and before, you have 30 seconds to decide the preferred current boot OS, you can set this period from inside any Windows OS (same Settings Window but another Tab as Create Restore Point popup Window) and also you can set up the default OS, if don’t choose any OS on boot up process, this default will BOOT and be the first OS in the list… during boot/post of the PC.

VMware Workstation Player Update Tips – 17.0.0 to 17.5.0 – unlock macOS VMs

VMware Workstation Player Update Tips – 17.0.0 to 17.5.0 – unlock macOS VMs

Coming soon post here…


Tips To Note:
Crucial point ONE is:

Resuming/continuing the update process[after the first restart prompt], of the hypervisor VMware App, is exactly the same steps as you start the update process before.
Crucial point TWO is:
Disable Anti-Virus temporarily – for me disable AVG Anti-Virus.
Ignoring Security Alerts, for running check.exe and unlock.exe patch unlocker files. After all is done, re-enable your Anti-Virus Software.
I can now browse and search the web, Google, and YouTube on a macOS VM in a Windows Host PC.
I could install Xcode and Apple Developer Tools. Or update Ventura OS to Sonoma OS – if the processor is 8-gen intel and up.



VMware Workstation Player Update Tips – 17.0.0 to 17.5.0

My Tech WP Blog – coming soon post/article for this video – check back here in a few days for the complete post: https://www.leonidassavvides.com/blog/2023/11/vmware-workstation-player-update-tips-17-0-0-to-17-5-0-unlock-macos-vms/

Unlocked VMware for MacOS VMs in Windows hosts or Linux hosts:
https://github.com/DrDonk/unlocker/releases/download/v4.2.7/unlocker427.zip (used this zip in the demonstration here)

MacOS Sonoma 14.1 or Ventura 13.6 ISO image or VMware image (This is a third-party website)



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