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Windows 7: Windows 7 Product Key, and SP1 Product Key.

21 Oct 2011   #11
GorillaHorse

Devon
 
 

Sigh. Oh well. Maybe I'll get it, maybe I won't.

It's only around 28 dollars, so it was around 17 over here.

I went overdrawn because of this, but it's not a huge deal.

Thanks for the help. If I don't get it, does anybody know a legit website where I can buy Windows 7 product keys?


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21 Oct 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The Microsoft link and sites for the retailers mentioned in my post above are good ones to use. You can Google their name to easily find their site.
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21 Oct 2011   #13
GorillaHorse

Devon
 
 

You've got to be KIDDING me! I can't JUST buy a product key?

Do I seriously have to buy an additional entire new Windows?

I just spent 65 on Windows Ultimate, I can't afford to buy a new one!

This is so unfair... is there anywhere I can buy JUST a product key, or something like that?
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21 Oct 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, it sucks when you get burned by buying illegal copies and product keys, but that's what usually happens.

When you purchase Windows 7, it's the product key (license) that you are really paying for to activate Windows 7 with. You shold have never ordered a copy of Windows 7 that didn't come with a legal valid product key number. A big red flag.
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21 Oct 2011   #15
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

The Windows Ultimate you bought was probably a leaked corporate or student version. Once Microsoft spots something fishy they kill the key. For instance, the XYZ Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio buys a corporate key for their headquarters office. Then suddenly the key is being activated all across the country and in 52 different nations around the world.

I would be pretty sure that you were ripped off on that one, too...
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21 Oct 2011   #16
GorillaHorse

Devon
 
 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...d=599593382014

There is the thing I bought it off... I think that the version itself is fine personally, but I wouldn't know.

There's got to be something I can do... come on, I can't just have bought something and then just have it gone... please?

I really can't afford another windows, this cost lots.

Does anybody know what happens when the activation things run out and it "disables certain features?"? Because I might be able to live with it, until I raise enough money
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21 Oct 2011   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GorillaHorse View Post

Does anybody know what happens when the activation things run out and it "disables certain features?"............
Tough lesson to learn.

Four months is as long as you can get with out a product key,

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html
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21 Oct 2011   #18
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

The disc you bought is worth about as much as a blank DVD, maybe even less since you might be able to use the blank DVD for something useful. It should have been a warning when they told you that the included key was blocked. If you had a valid Windows Ultimate key you could just borrow a Windows disc from a friend and you'd be fine.

I haven't used eBay for years and can't get to the link you provided. Can you give the actual name of the vendor?

PS: Communicating over the Internet can sometimes conceal the tone of the person posting. I hope my comments don't sound harsh - I'm disgusted with the thieves, not with you.
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22 Oct 2011   #19
GorillaHorse

Devon
 
 

Yeah, ok.

Last night, I was really worried, and upset. I just got an email from the guy giving the product key, and it said -

Quote:
Sorry for the late reply,here is your key,plz check it.Thank you for your support.

The Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key is:

** REMOVED KEY **

Our key is genuine key.It can only work with the retail offical version very well not with OEM version and Trial version.

Have a nice day. If you have any question, plz feel free to contact us.
Btw, his 'not so correct spelling' may be due to the fact that he's Asian.(it showed me his name).
I tried it, and it didn't work. He did say OFFICIAL version, and mine isn't(I thought it was, I didn't mean to pirate)... so maybe he isn't a crook after all.

My plan now is to postpone the activation for 120 days, so I can raise enough money for the official, real one. Thanks for the help everyone, you've been really supporting and I know I'll definitely come back here for any other queries I have about Windows.

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22 Oct 2011   #20
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

'Our key' - immediate flag!
Once they sold it to you it became 'Your Key' - and they should not have it any more. This indicates to me that it's probably an abused MSDN Key.
If you post an MGADiag report, we can tell you for sure....
To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
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