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Windows 7: Explain W7 Key Purchases. Difference from store bought?

13 Feb 2010   #1
Pancho

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Explain W7 Key Purchases. Difference from store bought?

Explain W7 Key Purchases. Difference from store bought?

I don't understand how this works. Have small business and would like to buy 3 of W7 for 3 computers. These are $100+ each in stores, but can buy keys on ebay of Prof. edition for $50 each. What exactly is a key purchase...do you get the disks, or just the keys...is it legit...if you just get the key, then how do you get the program...etc.?

I've always waited for Windows to be out a couple of years, then buy when cheaper (3.1; 95; 98; XP). I don't understand the new purchasing schemes with W7. Can someone help me out with an explanation ?

Thanks


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13 Feb 2010   #2
richc46

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I will be direct and honest. There is a high probablity that the ebay keys will not work. There are many problems with those keys, stay away.

Most are already used, you cannot use them again.

Others are just not legit.
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13 Feb 2010   #3
theog

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13 Feb 2010   #4
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

those keys on ebay are more than likely stolen keys. most times it is people stealing a credit card and buying technet subscription then selling the keys for cash on ebay.
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13 Feb 2010   #5
Pancho

W7
 
 

So everyone says stay away from ebay keys. I been purchasing from ebay over 10 years, and the 2 probs. that occurred were resolved in my favor by Paypal. I'm not worried about ebay.

Here's a link to one of the typical ebay vendor items: [removed by admin]

Did Read the "Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version" posting. It was good.

Would appreciate and answer to my question:

What exactly is a key purchase...do you get the disks, or just the keys...if you just get the key, then how do you get the program...etc.?

Thanks
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13 Feb 2010   #6
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

no legit business is going to sell just keys. and as for if you get DVD's i would doubt it very much. you would need to download the program off the internet which opens another can of worms. you are better off just buying it from legitimate business then you know it is real
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13 Feb 2010   #7
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pancho View Post
So everyone says stay away from ebay keys. I been purchasing from ebay over 10 years, and the 2 probs. that occurred were resolved in my favor by Paypal. I'm not worried about ebay.

Here's a link to one of the typical ebay vendor items: [removed by admin]

Did Read the "Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version" posting. It was good.

Would appreciate and answer to my question:

What exactly is a key purchase...do you get the disks, or just the keys...if you just get the key, then how do you get the program...etc.?

Thanks
I looked at the auction, it says in black and white that you get download link for the program. i would not trust this at all.
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13 Feb 2010   #8
Pancho

W7
 
 

If you are talking about item 140382303251, then, no, in blue and white it says "Download link is included with purchase". Doesn't say "program". I had previously emailed the vendor to see what he's talking about. No response yet.

Questions still is: What exactly is a key purchase...do you get the disks, or just the keys...if you just get the key, then how do you get the program...etc.?

I guess that no one can answer this because you haven't made this sort of purchase. I am awaiting a response from someone that has done this.

Thanks
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13 Feb 2010   #9
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

that means once you pay him he will send you link to download windows 7. you do not get the DVD or anything just the key.
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13 Feb 2010   #10
hclarkjr

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

you would then need to burn the image to DVD and install it
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