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    Can this be legit?

    cgi.ebay.co.uk/Win…6ec

    I really want windows 7 but can this be legit?

    33 Comments

    Seems legit, but i can't imagine it is for that price.

    All you'll need from that is the installation cd which is probs easy to get
    Any other feedback from the same item?

    Not seen link as I'm on my mobile. But if it's for a serial key and is cheap, it is more than likely a MSDN key which people were getting. They do work, but aren't meant for resale

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    winifer;8674025

    Seems legit, but i can't imagine it is for that price.All you'll need … Seems legit, but i can't imagine it is for that price.All you'll need from that is the installation cd which is probs easy to get Any other feedback from the same item?



    Yes loads of feedback, it says you can use key to upgrade from your current version too, how can this be?

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    anthonyt;8674029

    Not seen link as I'm on my mobile. But if it's for a serial key and is … Not seen link as I'm on my mobile. But if it's for a serial key and is cheap, it is more than likely a MSDN key which people were getting. They do work, but aren't meant for resale



    How do they work?

    theyve ob got their hands on a bunch of keys

    i wouldnt trust it matey - seems a little iffy that he's selling keys for £15.

    nwressell;8674031

    Yes loads of feedback, it says you can use key to upgrade from your … Yes loads of feedback, it says you can use key to upgrade from your current version too, how can this be?



    Maybe that means from current version of windows 7, which will probably just unlock the extra parts you get which i believe are just hidden and locked and need to be installed

    I can;t imagine how that can upgrade from vista

    sohailh1984;8674039

    i wouldnt trust it matey - seems a little iffy that he's selling keys for … i wouldnt trust it matey - seems a little iffy that he's selling keys for £15.



    just to add - it will prob work on inital installation but with windows live online updates may prove an issue

    MSDN keys/ Totally cool

    nwressell;8674036

    How do they work?



    MSDN are free/very cheap for students whos university/school has signed up with them :thumbsup:

    So probs got a lot of keys of that site..

    It will still be legit but might be risky if the sellers get done for reselling not resell items

    It will be an MSDN serial key then. Bizspark or something I think it was called, people were using to create fake accounts with Microsoft when they offered them free or cheaply to new businesses.

    Don't buy one. I have a few from when I got access, ill send you one

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    winifer;8674042

    Maybe that means from current version of windows 7, which will probably … Maybe that means from current version of windows 7, which will probably just unlock the extra parts you get which i believe are just hidden and locked and need to be installedI can;t imagine how that can upgrade from vista



    This is what the listing says:-
    WINDOW 7 ULTIMATE

    Up for sale is a brand new, 100% Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate product key.

    Will work for both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) installs.
    Key is a 100% legitimate retail key issued directly from
    Designed to be be activated on one computer only

    After the payment, the product key will be sent to you via eBay message within minutes.

    INSTALLATION OPTIONS

    * Upgrading from another version of Windows 7 (not Vista or XP).
    Use Windows Anytime Upgrade from the start menu to enter your new product key.

    * Fresh Install enter the product key when prompted during install


    * Already have Windows 7 lf you already have a trial of Win7 installed on your PC, or the install disk without key this
    will be perfect for you. Enter the license to activate your copy for lifetimes updates and upgrades from


    HOW TO VERIFY YOUR COPY OF WINDOWS IS GENUINE AFTER PURCHASE

    We stand behind our product and encourage all buyers to verify their key is genuine
    themselves by validating it directly with Microsoft. You can do this in several ways:

    1. Activate your install of Windows 7. Your key will be automatically
    verified by Microsoft when you enter it to activate your product.

    2. Visit Microsoft's own website and validate your copy online
    microsoft.com/gen…ate

    3. Check deep within Window's system settings to see if everything
    is how it should be. Enter the following commands into command prompt.


    slmgr.vbs -dli

    slmgr.vbs -dlv

    slmgr.vbs -xpr





    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Q: Are these trial, counterfeit, duplicate or illegal keys?
    A: No. 100% Genuine Retail Keys from Microsoft.

    Q: What editions of Windows will they activate?

    These WILL activate RETAIL and OEM versions such as pre-installed Dell or HP
    These WONT activate Beta's, Release Candidates or XP/Vista Upgrades
    MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A FULL RETAIL/OEM VERSION BEFORE BUYING

    Q: Can you provide Windows 7 install files too?
    A: Yes. We do give direct links to where you can get the install files.



    Q: I have more than one computer, can i buy more than one key?
    A: PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING MORE THAN 1 LICENSE OR WE WILL REFUSE YOUR ORDER
    Discounts are available for mutliple purchases for use on PCs, Laptops or Netbooks etc

    PROOF OF OUR GENUINE WINDOWS 7

    Original Poster

    anthonyt;8674049

    It will be an MSDN serial key then. Bizspark or something I think it was … It will be an MSDN serial key then. Bizspark or something I think it was called, people were using to create fake accounts with Microsoft when they offered them free or cheaply to new businesses.Don't buy one. I have a few from when I got access, ill send you one



    Are you sure? thanks mate PM me now and Ill send you my email address.

    Yer it will be a msdn key then which was free/cheap for people

    If they were found to abuse it though you might get the key cancelled and put back onto a 30 day trial which you would then have to cough up again

    ITs up to you if you want ot risk it, it will probs be fine but slight chance of problems

    He's only been an ebay member for a week. I'll go with anthonyt, they're probably msdn keys.

    Microsoft wouldn't approve but they'll probably work ok.

    sohailh1984;8674046

    just to add - it will prob work on inital installation but with windows … just to add - it will prob work on inital installation but with windows live online updates may prove an issue


    I bought half a dozen last year from sellers at between £7 and £9 (different versions) all work still and update fine, I'm using the MrXSpekta version of win 7 which runs from a 4gb flash drive and contains all vertsions of win 7 and both 64 and 32 bit versions too.

    nwressell;8674059

    Are you sure? thanks mate PM me now and Ill send you my email address.



    Ye, i paid $2.5 about month back and had 5 accounts which I recorded the keys for. Use one on my netbook now which is running fine.

    Ill send over in next 20mins when back at my computer

    Original Poster

    anthonyt;8674098

    Ye, i paid $2.5 about month back and had 5 accounts which I recorded the … Ye, i paid $2.5 about month back and had 5 accounts which I recorded the keys for. Use one on my netbook now which is running fine.Ill send over in next 20mins when back at my computer



    Thanks for your help mate, once I get it how do I go about installing it? being thick here i know

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all your help with this one and quick replies I really appreciate it, why dont you all have a bit of rep for the prompt help.

    Thanks

    Company name is not registered with Companies House and the address given doesn't seem to exist.

    Don't waste your money.

    Banned

    SUMMONER;8674169

    Company name is not registered with Companies House and the address given … Company name is not registered with Companies House and the address given doesn't seem to exist.Don't waste your money.



    what company name?

    colinsunderland;8674273

    what company name?


    "Almonds Are Good For You" I assume that the name eBay prints above the postal address is supposed to be the actual company name.

    Banned

    you do know not every business is registered with companies house?
    why would you think they were dodgy just because they aren't?

    colinsunderland;8674367

    you do know not every business is registered with companies house?why … you do know not every business is registered with companies house?why would you think they were dodgy just because they aren't?


    That was news to me. Are you sure about that?¿

    The displayed street address doesn't seem to exist.

    The simplest explanation is usually the right one.

    Banned

    didn't check the address
    My business isn't registered with companies house (nor were my previous ones)
    I believe you only have to reg with them if you are a ltd co

    Banned

    deja vu

    You might as well just get a key from a keygen if you're thinking of using a MSDN key. They are given out to specific people and are not for resale, so the licence will not extend to you.

    Yes, it'll install fine and you will get past Microsoft's piracy validation, but you'd get the same end result from a keygen and WGA crack (and the same legal result).

    It says this:

    This listing (320536950508) has been removed, or this item is not available.•Please check that you've entered the correct item number
    •Listings that have ended 90 or more days ago will not be available for viewing.

    oldmanhouse;8674731

    You might as well just get a key from a keygen if you're thinking of … You might as well just get a key from a keygen if you're thinking of using a MSDN key. They are given out to specific people and are not for resale, so the licence will not extend to you.Yes, it'll install fine and you will get past Microsoft's piracy validation, but you'd get the same end result from a keygen and WGA crack (and the same legal result).



    +1

    Look at his questions "100% Genuine Retail Keys from Microsoft." All retail keys come with a COA which am guessing he doesn't supply. So not a retail key, get the code then do a paypal dispute and get your cash back. Worst case is he gets it canceled by MS.:thumbsup:

    anthonyt;8674049

    It will be an MSDN serial key then. Bizspark or something I think it was … It will be an MSDN serial key then. Bizspark or something I think it was called, people were using to create fake accounts with Microsoft when they offered them free or cheaply to new businesses.Don't buy one. I have a few from when I got access, ill send you one



    Hi mate, any chance of you sending me a key if you have one spare,

    Cheers :thumbsup:

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    iNSOMANiAC;8674829

    Hi mate, any chance of you sending me a key if you have one spare,Cheers … Hi mate, any chance of you sending me a key if you have one spare,Cheers :thumbsup:



    http://www.visualcandy.co.uk/prod_images_small/knock_off_thumb1.gif

    As the Keys are sourced from Microsoft themselves then Im sure there is no legal problem with them and Microsoft would be the first to let you know if there was. Im pretty sure there will be some 'cracked' version out there somewhere for the likes of you though.

    Thanks for the input armchair, back to your stolen satellite for you young lady !

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    iNSOMANiAC;8675131

    As the Keys are sourced from Microsoft themselves then Im sure there is … As the Keys are sourced from Microsoft themselves then Im sure there is no legal problem with them and Microsoft would be the first to let you know if there was. Im pretty sure there will be some 'cracked' version out there somewhere for the likes of you though. Thanks for the input armchair, back to your stolen satellite for you young lady !



    LOL.. hark at the personal insults!

    The keys are not meant for you and using one by you is clearly just to avoid paying.

    PS.. Bit torrent or usenet being used to download?


    http://www.visualcandy.co.uk/prod_images_small/knock_off_thumb1.gif

    Doesn't bother me. I just enjoy pointing out hypocrites.
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