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Windows 7 keys on eBay - are they legit?

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I've seen people selling just the product keys for Windows 7 for less than £20. They advertise them as not a trial key, 100% legitimate and authentic, and say they will pass the Windows Genuine Advan…
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
I've seen people selling just the product keys for Windows 7 for less than £20. They advertise them as not a trial key, 100% legitimate and authentic, and say they will pass the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA).

Anyone know if these are OK to use? Sounds too good to be true if you ask me.
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Get one, if it doesnt work, get your money back.
#2
deathtrap3000
Get one, if it doesnt work, get your money back.


but I might suddenly lose everything if MS deem it as illegitimate?

I'm sure the keys will work, but I'm thinking if they are volume licensing ones or cracked or whatever they might not work in the future. PayPal probably won't give me a refund a few months down the line then.
#3
flyingflea
but I might suddenly lose everything if MS deem it as illegitimate?


You wont loose anything.
#4
deathtrap3000
You wont loose anything.


I wonder how they're so cheap then
#5
flyingflea
I wonder how they're so cheap then


Maybe upgrade versions that have been bought from oems.
#7
flyingflea
MSDN/Technet or volume licenses... so only a matter of time before they stop working


not necessarily.
#8
deathtrap3000
not necessary.


Yeah who knows but I'm not gonna take the risk. I'll wait till I see a cheap Windows 7 deal going.
#9
Read the feedback on the seller, looks good to me
also the feedback on the actual listings good as well


Highest Recommendation: genuine activiation key, super communications & support! ( 212) 08-Nov-09 00:30

First class seller. Well pleased with the transaction. Thanks very much. Buyer: 07-Nov-09 23:42

fantastic worked PASSED all tests i used windows product update tool to validate 07-Nov-09 19:22
#10
karenhornby
Read the feedback on the seller, looks good to me
also the feedback on the actual listings good as well


Highest Recommendation: genuine activiation key, super communications & support! ( 212) 08-Nov-09 00:30

First class seller. Well pleased with the transaction. Thanks very much. Buyer: 07-Nov-09 23:42

fantastic worked PASSED all tests i used windows product update tool to validate 07-Nov-09 19:22


Yeah I don't doubt they'll work when you install and validate Windows. Question is whether it will still work a few months down the line when other people have validated the same product key or if the seller's MSDN account is purged.
#11
while temptiing, im not sure if microsoft will do the xbox and ban them down the line. No doubt microsoft will be able to realise this is happening. How they will do that... im not sure, probably ban the whole network if they find out one guy is not using it legitimately. I think it may b unlikely though due to the nature of how it is installed and the way of distribution, unless they decide to turn everythin off - which i highly doubt.
banned#12
there isn't a way for MS to know which MSDN keys have been sold on. the account isn't tied to a computer.

if you want it then go fer it
#13
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/31575-hmm-why-so-cheap.html#post328945

check post 7
though this could be just this seller. Also you might see that some sellers have all positives but this is likely due to the buyers giving them it minutes after activation - who knows down the line?

also a bit more research suggests that this has happened before with Vista and the ban hammer did come down. Plus its illegal, so why take this half-bridged route?
#14
Artonox
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/31575-hmm-why-so-cheap.html#post328945

check post 7
though this could be just this seller

also a bit more research suggests that this has happened before with Vista and the ban hammer did come down. Plus its illegal, so why take this half-bridged route?


Yeah the sellers I'm looking at all have good feedback and guarantee that it will activate. Think that guy was selling beta keys or keys that would not activate.

When I do Windows re-installs on customer machines, I always paste the product key into Google before formatting. It's the quickest way of seeing if it's a hooky copy.
#15
If you're willing to spend £20 then you might as well find a student who isn't fussed about windows 7 and ask them to get the £30 deal for you. May not 'technically' be within the licence terms but at least it's legit and won't get blocked down the line.
At least MS is getting the cash that way and not some dodgy MSDN technet subscriber trying to flog the volume licence keys.

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