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

22 Oct 2011   #21
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Why not just buy directly from the MS store so you know what you are getting?

You can use just the key. There will also be downloads available to DL the media as well.


To be honest, although you can use just the key ...
I would download the ISO and burn to disc and re-install just to be safe.

This way you know for 100% sure, the disc you are downloading and burning, as well as the key, are completely legit.


When it comes to any software, epecially Windows, you are better off buying directly from the orginal source.


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22 Oct 2011   #22
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Sad as it seems, if something looks to good to be true, it usually is.

65 compared to the near 300 you would have paid for a genuine Windows 7 operating system should have set the alarm bells ringing.

If you deal with the Microsoft store, you'll pay more, but you'll have the consolation of knowing you can get support from Microsoft should you need it.

I'm always reminded of the time a friend of mine who responded to a newspaper advertisement that offered 96 cigarette lighters for a 10 note. He sent off his money with the order and received a box of Swan Vesta matches by return!

Strike a match and you can light a cigarette with it. To be fair, there were 97 matches in the box, so the advertiser wasn't telling lies - I wonder how many were sucked in by the scam?
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22 Oct 2011   #23
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
...96 cigarette lighters for a 10...
Oh, my! I shouldn't laugh, but...


There was a radio station over here that got in trouble for offering a prize of a brand new Toyota, at least that's what it sounded like...
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22 Oct 2011   #24
GorillaHorse

Devon
 
 

Like I said, I'll postpone until Christmas, where I'll hopefully get some money

It's only about 70 on amazon, and I can properly sue them if it's not legit there.
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22 Oct 2011   #25
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GorillaHorse View Post
Like I said, I'll postpone until Christmas, where I'll hopefully get some money

It's only about 70 on amazon, and I can properly sue them if it's not legit there.
Just be careful you don't get screwed again, because if you do it would have been cheaper to buy from the Microsoft store in the first place.

Once bitten..................................
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22 Oct 2011   #26
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

PEOPLE!
let's give the guy a break.
he's made a mistake, and bought a counterfeit copy of Windows. - I don't think anyone would dispute that.
He is NOT the world's greatest pirate - and he probably bought the thing in good faith.

PLEASE do not castigate him for that! - we all make mistakes for which we either have to pay out of our bank balance, or our credibility. The OP has goofed. LET IT BE!.

We need to advise where he goes from here - NOT just throttle hime for being a naughty boy!
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22 Oct 2011   #27
GorillaHorse

Devon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
PEOPLE!
let's give the guy a break.
he's made a mistake, and bought a counterfeit copy of Windows. - I don't think anyone would dispute that.
He is NOT the world's greatest pirate - and he probably bought the thing in good faith.

PLEASE do not castigate him for that! - we all make mistakes for which we either have to pay out of our bank balance, or our credibility. The OP has goofed. LET IT BE!.

We need to advise where he goes from here - NOT just throttle hime for being a naughty boy!
Thanks.
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22 Oct 2011   #28
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
PEOPLE!
let's give the guy a break.
he's made a mistake, and bought a counterfeit copy of Windows. - I don't think anyone would dispute that.
He is NOT the world's greatest pirate - and he probably bought the thing in good faith.

PLEASE do not castigate him for that! - we all make mistakes for which we either have to pay out of our bank balance, or our credibility. The OP has goofed. LET IT BE!.

We need to advise where he goes from here - NOT just throttle hime for being a naughty boy!
Who has done that?
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22 Oct 2011   #29
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
PEOPLE!
let's give the guy a break.
he's made a mistake, and bought a counterfeit copy of Windows. - I don't think anyone would dispute that.
He is NOT the world's greatest pirate - and he probably bought the thing in good faith.

PLEASE do not castigate him for that! - we all make mistakes for which we either have to pay out of our bank balance, or our credibility. The OP has goofed. LET IT BE!.

We need to advise where he goes from here - NOT just throttle hime for being a naughty boy!
I certainly did not mean anything along that line.
Simply, going directly to the source is the best way to be 100% certain is all.
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