Windows 10 Pro Key £7.63 with 20% off code @ Gamesdeal
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Windows 10 Pro Key £7.63 with 20% off code @ Gamesdeal

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Found 13th May
Good morning, I was looking for a cheap windows 10 pro key deal since it appears my version wasn't legitimate! Anyway I came across this deal and though't I'd post it on to try and help others. I bought 2 copies but the discount code only got me 15% off but still only paid £15.54
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This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for a genuine key in general. This will be a volume license key that has been "lost" somewhere. Eventually it will die a death...
Slackworth3 m ago

This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for …This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for a genuine key in general. This will be a volume license key that has been "lost" somewhere. Eventually it will die a death...


not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and just need reactivating on new
Stoofa4 m ago

As somebody who works in the industry and actually knows the rules, I can …As somebody who works in the industry and actually knows the rules, I can only suggest that you go and do a little more reading. You make some good sounds, like you "kind of" know, but really you don't.


Well if you work in the industry enlighten us instead of making vague comments which ad nothing to the discussion.

From the little that ive read the you can reuse the key as long as you have the hardware/motherboard from which the key came from thats why i think that at least those selling them together with motherboards are the legit deal
If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for free. Even for machines without a windows sticker with the CoA printed on it you can use free programmes such as belarc advisor to extract the serial number from the registry.

Microsoft announced this as a limited time offer and , despite announcing the end of the scheme several times, they have never actually stopped the activation server. The general opinion is they are desperate for as many new users as possible to keep their 'sales' numbers up.
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A note I forgot to mention is there's a 2% charge for Visa/Mastercard payments too.
This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for a genuine key in general. This will be a volume license key that has been "lost" somewhere. Eventually it will die a death...
Same old debate...
Slackworth3 m ago

This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for …This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for a genuine key in general. This will be a volume license key that has been "lost" somewhere. Eventually it will die a death...


not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and just need reactivating on new
If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for free. Even for machines without a windows sticker with the CoA printed on it you can use free programmes such as belarc advisor to extract the serial number from the registry.

Microsoft announced this as a limited time offer and , despite announcing the end of the scheme several times, they have never actually stopped the activation server. The general opinion is they are desperate for as many new users as possible to keep their 'sales' numbers up.
powerbrick9 m ago

not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and …not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and just need reactivating on new


Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built computers supposed to be tied into that one machine only and cannot be resold?
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pothole5 m ago

Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built …Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built computers supposed to be tied into that one machine only and cannot be resold?


some sellers even send you the old motherboard haha
powerbrick26 m ago

not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and …not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and just need reactivating on new


How exactly do they rip off the old Windows 10 COA label when Microsoft haven't used these labels since Windows 7? - if they extract the key electronically from the BIOS, why don't they sell the motherboard (which is more profitable) as it must be working to extract the key? - if they're extracting from an old hard drive, the IT department need shooting for selling off working, readable hard drives.

I call bullplop on the resellers insisting they're re-using old keys

Same bullplop as the too cheap resold Office 2016 keys from supposedly ex corp computers.... no corporation would scrap perfectly usable office licences.

Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th May
pothole23 m ago

Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built …Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built computers supposed to be tied into that one machine only and cannot be resold?


It's not illegal as such, at least in Europe, despite Microsoft suggesting that it is. You'd be breaking the licencing agreement by transferring it from an OEM machine which is in breach of their software licence. I think in Germany this was thrown out of court when MS tried to persue OEM reselling of licences.

I don't really care if people buy these licence keys but I do dislike the way that sellers suggest they're re-purposing old keys when it would seem they're probably using a keygen like other software pirates. The fact the keys work suggests Microsoft turns a large blind eye as they're keen for everyone to use Win10 and I suspect will end up giving it away for free soon enough, or a version of it, so as to not upset OEMs.

pothole23 m ago

Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built …Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built computers supposed to be tied into that one machine only and cannot be resold?

Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th May
pothole28 m ago

Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built …Isn't that illegal too? Aren't license keys attached to pre-built computers supposed to be tied into that one machine only and cannot be resold?



As others have said, its not illegal, under European law. You can resell perpetual licences; oem or not ..

This is why you can transfer your win10 license oem or otherwise (as long as its valid) to another machine via microsoft troubleshooting mechanism. But you will still american's bleet about you not being able to transfer it another machine.
powerbrick13th May

not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and …not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and just need reactivating on new


In what context is that legal?
taras18 m ago

As others have said, its not illegal, under European law. You can resell …As others have said, its not illegal, under European law. You can resell perpetual licences; oem or not .. This is why you can transfer your win10 license oem or otherwise (as long as its valid) to another machine via microsoft troubleshooting mechanism. But you will still american's bleet about you not being able to transfer it another machine.


As somebody who works in the industry and actually knows the rules, I can only suggest that you go and do a little more reading. You make some good sounds, like you "kind of" know, but really you don't.
spannerzone26 m ago

It's not illegal as such, at least in Europe, despite Microsoft suggesting …It's not illegal as such, at least in Europe, despite Microsoft suggesting that it is. You'd be breaking the licencing agreement by transferring it from an OEM machine which is in breach of their software licence. I think in Germany this was thrown out of court when MS tried to persue OEM reselling of licences.I don't really care if people buy these licence keys but I do dislike the way that sellers suggest they're re-purposing old keys when it would seem they're probably using a keygen like other software pirates. The fact the keys work suggests Microsoft turns a large blind eye as they're keen for everyone to use Win10 and I suspect will end up giving it away for free soon enough, or a version of it, so as to not upset OEMs.


The other week i bought a win 10 pro key off ebay for 2.5 pounds i was extremly skeptical it would actually work but it did, it actually activated and still works so begs the question if these were generated by a keygen or similar i thought they wouldnt activate on microsofts server.
Stoofa4 m ago

As somebody who works in the industry and actually knows the rules, I can …As somebody who works in the industry and actually knows the rules, I can only suggest that you go and do a little more reading. You make some good sounds, like you "kind of" know, but really you don't.


Well if you work in the industry enlighten us instead of making vague comments which ad nothing to the discussion.

From the little that ive read the you can reuse the key as long as you have the hardware/motherboard from which the key came from thats why i think that at least those selling them together with motherboards are the legit deal
Slackworth1 h, 5 m ago

This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for …This isn't legitimate either.....Windows Pro should be well over £100 for a genuine key in general. This will be a volume license key that has been "lost" somewhere. Eventually it will die a death...


I for one have more or less given up on this. You've got a bunch of people who want these to be legitimate and they talk a lot of BS to try and justify their position. Usually they use buzz words around "Not illegal in Europe" but that's it. No different to saying "no, they are fine" without any kind of backup.
The very best argument is the "well they work, so they have to be legal" argument, absolutely classic.
What doesn't help is sites like here continuously turn a blind eye to these, effectively allowing the promotion of software piracy - they operate on the "didn't see nuffin" defence.
Let people continue believing what they like. If it makes them feel better it's gotta be a good thing right?
Cuddl3s5 m ago

The other week i bought a win 10 pro key off ebay for 2.5 pounds i was …The other week i bought a win 10 pro key off ebay for 2.5 pounds i was extremly skeptical it would actually work but it did, it actually activated and still works so begs the question if these were generated by a keygen or similar i thought they wouldnt activate on microsofts server.


I don't know how they work but they do seem to activate. I'm sure someone more intelligent than me will explain

It used to be MSDN volume licence keys that got sold and may be the same now or maybe MS allow any old key as they're probably more interested in getting everyone onto Win10 so they can start their data mining and selling apps.
I imagine that breaking a software licencing agreement is not illegal, it's a civil matter whereas wholesale software piracy is illegal. I'm no lawyer and no expert on the intricacies of Microsoft's complex legal software licencing.

I think they best way to look at this is that these mega cheap keys may give you a working authenticated Windows installation while not meeting Microsoft's software licencing terms and conditions.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th May
taras48 m ago

As others have said, its not illegal, under European law. You can resell …As others have said, its not illegal, under European law. You can resell perpetual licences; oem or not .. This is why you can transfer your win10 license oem or otherwise (as long as its valid) to another machine via microsoft troubleshooting mechanism. But you will still american's bleet about you not being able to transfer it another machine.


What? Transferring between machines you own is something completely different to selling. I could take an old piece of ivory I'd inherited with me to a new house, but if I wanted to sell it I'd have to get it assessed and documentation to say it wasn't poached.

powerbrick1 h, 26 m ago

not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and …not necessarily. These keys are often ripped from retired hardware and just need reactivating on new


And if the sellers were actually doing that themselves then they might respectable. Unfortunately a lot of these key marketplaces seem to source keys no questions asked, so you've got absolutely no accountability or traceability. You've no way of knowing these are genuine keys which the original purchaser and all subsequent owners had the right to sell.
polygon.com/201…des
spannerzone1 h, 17 m ago

How exactly do they rip off the old Windows 10 COA label when Microsoft …How exactly do they rip off the old Windows 10 COA label when Microsoft haven't used these labels since Windows 7? - if they extract the key electronically from the BIOS, why don't they sell the motherboard (which is more profitable) as it must be working to extract the key? - if they're extracting from an old hard drive, the IT department need shooting for selling off working, readable hard drives.I call bullplop on the resellers insisting they're re-using old keysSame bullplop as the too cheap resold Office 2016 keys from supposedly ex corp computers.... no corporation would scrap perfectly usable office licences.


you get get it off the PC quite easily, just re-register as new change of hardware.

You obviously havent work for large organisations, perfectly good hardware is scrapped all the time
What I will say on this subject is you can check what kind of key you have been sold using command prompt. Type in slmgr -dli and this will say what type of license. If it has volume mak in what comes up then you should demand a refund as they are not allowed to be sold and are likely going to cause issues with you technically not being the full system administrator of your key. If it says OEM or retail then that is fine.
Regprentice1 h, 50 m ago

If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for …If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for free. Even for machines without a windows sticker with the CoA printed on it you can use free programmes such as belarc advisor to extract the serial number from the registry.Microsoft announced this as a limited time offer and , despite announcing the end of the scheme several times, they have never actually stopped the activation server. The general opinion is they are desperate for as many new users as possible to keep their 'sales' numbers up.



Vista wasn't eligible for the free upgrade, only Win7 & 8.
I managed to install Win10 on my Vista laptop by registering for the Windows Insiders program.

You also only get the version of Windows you had before - so my Win 8.1 tablet doesn't have pro which means I can't use Bitlocker to secure the contents of its microSD card (I can on my Surface pro because they were supplied with Win10 pro).
For this price I'm tempted to upgrade the tablet to Pro (whether it's legitimate or not - I don't really care as long as it works!).
ArthurDent16 m ago

Vista wasn't eligible for the free upgrade, only Win7 & 8.I managed to …Vista wasn't eligible for the free upgrade, only Win7 & 8.I managed to install Win10 on my Vista laptop by registering for the Windows Insiders program.You also only get the version of Windows you had before - so my Win 8.1 tablet doesn't have pro which means I can't use Bitlocker to secure the contents of its microSD card (I can on my Surface pro because they were supplied with Win10 pro).For this price I'm tempted to upgrade the tablet to Pro (whether it's legitimate or not - I don't really care as long as it works!).


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Whats it matter if its legit or not, I'm sure Microsoft won't go bankrupt and I'm sure you won't get the Microsoft police breaking down your door at 6am.
I know I'm gonna get ripped for this comment..... "your a thief, where does it stop.....bla bla bla"
If your tablet, laptop or pc is genuine and not stolen then Microsoft have already earned money from you for 1 licence so thats good enough .
lollypoplee15 m ago

Best comment on the thread Whats it matter if its legit or not, …Best comment on the thread Whats it matter if its legit or not, I'm sure Microsoft won't go bankrupt and I'm sure you won't get the Microsoft police breaking down your door at 6am.I know I'm gonna get ripped for this comment..... "your a thief, where does it stop.....bla bla bla"If your tablet, laptop or pc is genuine and not stolen then Microsoft have already earned money from you for 1 licence so thats good enough .


So going into an Apple store and walking out with an idevice without paying won't make Apple bankrupt either.
EndlessWaves54 m ago

What? Transferring between machines you own is something completely …What? Transferring between machines you own is something completely different to selling. I could take an old piece of ivory I'd inherited with me to a new house, but if I wanted to sell it I'd have to get it assessed and documentation to say it wasn't poached.And if the sellers were actually doing that themselves then they might respectable. Unfortunately a lot of these key marketplaces seem to source keys no questions asked, so you've got absolutely no accountability or traceability. You've no way of knowing these are genuine keys which the original purchaser and all subsequent owners had the right to sell.https://www.polygon.com/2015/2/9/8006693/the-truth-behind-those-mysteriously-cheap-gray-market-game-codes


by reselling the license, it is being transfered from x to y machine, what is the difference between then selling a license and just transfering it to another machine for £0 ..
pothole7 m ago

So going into an Apple store and walking out with an idevice without …So going into an Apple store and walking out with an idevice without paying won't make Apple bankrupt either.


Thats called shoplifting !
I think if you bother to read the full thread the discussion refers to purchasing a licence and not being sure if its legit or not ?
So stop trying to be clever as you are clearly not.
Stoofa1 h, 31 m ago

As somebody who works in the industry and actually knows the rules, I can …As somebody who works in the industry and actually knows the rules, I can only suggest that you go and do a little more reading. You make some good sounds, like you "kind of" know, but really you don't.



please read. itassetmanagement.net/201…16/ reselling oem licenses are legal in the uk and europe. btw Subscription software is different to a purpetual licence ..
Edited by: "taras" 13th May
powerbrick48 m ago

you get get it off the PC quite easily, just re-register as new change of …you get get it off the PC quite easily, just re-register as new change of hardware.You obviously havent work for large organisations, perfectly good hardware is scrapped all the time


I know you can get it off a PC quite easily and other than working at the world's favourite airline, no I haven't worked for a large corp. So do large corps scrap tons of fairly new PC's in fully working order? if they do then how come these resellers offer to sell you a scrap motherboard with the licence key (I know they think it meets the OEM requirements for resale of the key) - but my point is that it seems quite problematic to extract keys these days unlike peeling off the Win7 stickers of olden days. If they're scrapped PCs how exactly are they extracting the keys in any legitimate way?
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th May
You will always get people who like paying way over the odds for something. People who buy iPhones and Apple products. For instance or buy MS office when you can get Office software for free.

I recently up graded a friends win 7 to win 10 for free from the MS site, you can still do it.

BTW I have friend who sells air conditioners. He advertises one . in up market media for twice the price as other adds, yet both are identical machines. You will always get some idiot who likes paying money over the top, and the same with Apple and MS rely on this perception that the more you psy is better, to make huge profits.
Edited by: "Proveright" 13th May
spannerzone16 m ago

I know you can get it off a PC quite easily and other than working at the …I know you can get it off a PC quite easily and other than working at the world's favourite airline, no I haven't worked for a large corp. So do large corps scrap tons of fairly new PC's in fully working order? if they do then how come these resellers offer to sell you a scrap motherboard with the licence key (I know they think it meets the OEM requirements for resale of the key) - but my point is that it seems quite problematic to extract keys these days unlike peeling off the Win7 stickers of olden days. If they're scrapped PCs how exactly are they extracting the keys in any legitimate way?


Where did I comment on the legitimacy of this

How does being a trolley dolly qualify you to know about your businesses IT infrastructure and it's disposable protocols?
Edited by: "powerbrick" 13th May
powerbrick17 m ago

Where did I content on the legitimacy of this How does being a trolley …Where did I content on the legitimacy of this How does being a trolley dolly qualify you to know about your businesses IT infrastructure and it's disposable protocols?

You suggested I'd obviously not worked for large organisations, to which I replied that I had, there's no need to be condescending about it.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 13th May
Correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't win 10 work perfectly fine without a key these days? i thought the money was in them harvesting your personal data.
Regprentice3 h, 21 m ago

If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for …If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for free. Even for machines without a windows sticker with the CoA printed on it you can use free programmes such as belarc advisor to extract the serial number from the registry.Microsoft announced this as a limited time offer and , despite announcing the end of the scheme several times, they have never actually stopped the activation server. The general opinion is they are desperate for as many new users as possible to keep their 'sales' numbers up.


More than sales, it is to reduce the support required for older versions.
Uk is not europe. U wanted brexit. Now u are on your own. Hahahaha
Proveright1 h, 23 m ago

You will always get people who like paying way over the odds for …You will always get people who like paying way over the odds for something. People who buy iPhones and Apple products. For instance or buy MS office when you can get Office software for free. I recently up graded a friends win 7 to win 10 for free from the MS site, you can still do it. BTW I have friend who sells air conditioners. He advertises one . in up market media for twice the price as other adds, yet both are identical machines. You will always get some idiot who likes paying money over the top, and the same with Apple and MS rely on this perception that the more you psy is better, to make huge profits.


Yeh, but your friend would have had to pay for Windows 7 in the first place!
Zanza16 m ago

Uk is not europe. U wanted brexit. Now u are on your own. Hahahaha


We are europe.
Could argue that it's big companies that have company wide contract for software with Microsoft that are being ripped off.
Essentially they are paying twice for the Win 10 license on a new PC. Once for the OEM license with the PC(which is not needed) and secondly for the site license.
So if they wish to sell on the OEM license attached to the PC then fair play. It is legal to do so and well documented on the internet.
Zanza46 m ago

Uk is not europe. U wanted brexit. Now u are on your own. Hahahaha


Mind boggling....
Regprentice4 h, 53 m ago

If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for …If you have an old vista, 7 or 8 key you can still activate win 10 for free. Even for machines without a windows sticker with the CoA printed on it you can use free programmes such as belarc advisor to extract the serial number from the registry.Microsoft announced this as a limited time offer and , despite announcing the end of the scheme several times, they have never actually stopped the activation server. The general opinion is they are desperate for as many new users as possible to keep their 'sales' numbers up.


I read an article a week or so ago saying that MS have pulled that loophole around the time they released the latest update for Windows 10 in early May.
Has anyone heard confirmation of that?
I have the components for a new build and some genuine Windows 8 serial numbers so hoping it still works.
Agharta12 m ago

I read an article a week or so ago saying that MS have pulled that …I read an article a week or so ago saying that MS have pulled that loophole around the time they released the latest update for Windows 10 in early May.Has anyone heard confirmation of that?I have the components for a new build and some genuine Windows 8 serial numbers so hoping it still works.


I read that also, but it's still working. Done it yesterday without any problems.
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