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Windows 7: Genuine Windows 7 discs possibly counterfeit

19 May 2010   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

As far as I know, the window 7 keys on eBay that sell so cheaply are actually keys from an MSDN subscription exploit . Microsoft hasnt fixed that yet. The key is genuine alright, thats why it activates.

Let me clarify. It is illegal to sell MSDN keys. They are only to be used by people who have a subscription with MSDN, and only on machines for developmental research. To sell them is a violation of the agreement, and needless to say such people make a lot of money from this scam. Retail keys (that are legal) are sold in a Box container, MSDN keys are never sold in boxes. What is even more wonderful is it can take months or even years before you find out your key is an MSDN key and it can be black listed at any moment. You can not get your key back or a new one with out being a MSDN subscriber AND using it for Developmental purposes. Also there is no way unless you specifically call Microsoft about it.

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19 May 2010   #12
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Windows 10 x 64 Home 1607 build Redstone (14393.321)

This is a genuine windows 7 disc brought from a retailer here in uk, just thought it might help
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