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Windows 7: Will Microsoft provide me a new key if I buy a used hard drive?

02 Oct 2013   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thank you all guys!
So I will ask him if the hard drive is genuine .. if not I'll skip..
Btw.. if somebody lies to me about the copy of Windows (he tells me it's genuine and it's not), Will Microsoft then be considerate and give me a key? ( It was kind of rhetorical question.. but maybe some of you heard of stories )
See post #7.


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02 Oct 2013   #12
md2lgyk

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

At the prices of hard drives these days, why would anybody buy a used one?
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02 Oct 2013   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
At the prices of hard drives these days, why would anybody buy a used one?
To save money, maybe.
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02 Oct 2013   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thank you all guys!
So I will ask him if the hard drive is genuine .. if not I'll skip..
Btw.. if somebody lies to me about the copy of Windows (he tells me it's genuine and it's not), Will Microsoft then be considerate and give me a key? ( It was kind of rhetorical question.. but maybe some of you heard of stories )
Be sure and ask about Windows also. You can feel confident that what ever the person tells you will be the truth. Why would he lie? Oh yeah, he wants your money.................
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02 Oct 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

If you can start Win7 using the method I gave you earlier, install MGADiag.exe and post back its output then we can tell you if it's genuine Windows. I already told you how to audit the key to determine if it's retail.

MS has a program to make whole consumers who buy counterfeit Windows disks and keys but not a used HD which happens to have an install on it. Unless you've been told this is an install with a now-abandoned retail key or care to determine this for yourself with our help, it is not normally a retrievable install.
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02 Oct 2013   #16
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
At the prices of hard drives these days, why would anybody buy a used one?
Because it has Windows installed on it.. so if it is genuine Windows it's worth it, if it's not genuine I won't buy it.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Thank you all guys!
So I will ask him if the hard drive is genuine .. if not I'll skip..
Btw.. if somebody lies to me about the copy of Windows (he tells me it's genuine and it's not), Will Microsoft then be considerate and give me a key? ( It was kind of rhetorical question.. but maybe some of you heard of stories )
Be sure and ask about Windows also. You can feel confident that what ever the person tells you will be the truth. Why would he lie? Oh yeah, he wants your money.................
Sorry I meant I will ask if Windows is genuine not the hard drive

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you can start Win7 using the method I gave you earlier, install MGADiag.exe and post back its output then we can tell you if it's genuine Windows. * * I already told you how to audit the key to determine if it's retail.




MS has a program to make whole consumers who buy counterfeit Windows disks and keys but not a used HD which happens to have an install on it. *Unless you've been told this is an install with a now-abandoned retail key or care to determine this for yourself with our help, it is not *normally a *retrievable install.
Thanks


**So I have another question, if my motherboard suddenly dies? I need to buy new Windows?
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02 Oct 2013   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mibaup View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by md2lgyk View Post
At the prices of hard drives these days, why would anybody buy a used one?
Because it has Windows installed on it.. so if it is genuine Windows it worth it, if it's not genuine I won't buy it.
In order for you to legally use the Windows installation, it would have to be a Retail Install. Hardly anyone uses the Retail install because most would have gotten the OEM install on a new PC or upgraded from a previous version. The chances it is Retail are very slim.
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