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03 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Build 7600 RTM
Windows 7 Spam...

Thought this was funny, got this in my email today. Piracy is bad enough, but people who try and make money off of it are the ones who should suffer. (reported her)

From: cc
Email address:


It has come to my attention that you might have an interest in purchasing the
operating system
Windows 7 Ultimate version.

I am selling Windows 7 Ultimate DVD --- the FULL Ultimate version.
This is not the retail version from the store shelf, but it is the one that
Microsoft gives out at
IT Professional Conference Meetings to Engineers and Sales Professionals who are
invited to come to these meetings.

Since it does not have the "Activation" policy files attached to the disk,it
was not sold to the public,instead it
is used to promote their software which is a regular practice with Microsoft

It is not a beta version, trial version, pre-release or anything like
that.Although this is a copied DVD and not an
"official Microsoft disk" it works exactly the same,and has even more benefits
since it has no activation files, it can
be installed unlimited times on as many computers as you like which is a big

The only down side to this is that there is no Web Based Support from
MICROSOFT because it was not bought from them.
This is the same with any preinstalled programs in a store-bought computer.
Microsoft states on their website
registration page for windows 7 that it is..."Completely Optional"

This Windows 7 version can be updated at any time via windows update(just the
same as any retail version though, so that
is no problem either.This is Windows 7 DVD. It is the full version, and as such
it can be used to upgrade from an existing
operating system and can be used to perform a "clean" installation on a blank
hard drive.
Windows 7, the next generation OS from Microsoft is now RTM. This DVD is
bootable .

I'd be willing to sell it to you for a very low price of $40.-plus a small
shipping & handling fee. If you include
64 BIT Windows 7 with it, I will include free shipping for a total of $60.- us
dollars.You simply cannot beat this offer.
This would cost you $299.-plus tax in any store, or $600 for both items, and you
can only install the store bought
version on one computer.As I said there are not any limitations or restrictions
with this type of version other than
the web-based support, but who really needs that anyways? I don't.

If you want to purchase Windows 7 32Bit($40.-) or Windows 7 64 Bit ($40..-) or
BOTH PROGRAMS ($60.-) email me with your
shipping address and inform me which item you want, and I will even send it in

You will receive it in 4-8 business days (sent from outside the United States)
and check it out for free to see if it
is in perfect condition (just check out whether it is readable on your system or
not) just open it up and see if your
computer can read the files and if so then it will work with your system. Then
email me back and let me know.

After I get your payment via an online-payment service such as PayPal which
usually seems to work best for most people
I will email you the code-number to install the programs .This is the best
method to do this type of business online....
for all parties involved.

I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank You,


My Email Back:

Thanks Dorothy, your ip address and email have been logged and have now been reported to Microsoft piracy agencies.

Have a great day!

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03 May 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Thieves should be reported, none of us are perfect but that is beyond the pale.
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03 May 2010   #3

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

this is one of many of the win7 scams doing the rounds at the present time , i think the worst one is where the "theives" go round the shops and take the product keys off packages then sell them on Ebay etc, then when a person buys the software from a store and tries to register, only to find the key as been used !
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03 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

In my experience the products key (certainly with my purchased and shrink wrapped copy) in Windows 7 Retail boxes are inside the case, so unless they are removing the wrapping and opening the cases then I can't see how this is done.

In most large stores the items are either security tagged also or are dummy boxes on display with the actual goods in a storeroom.

Oh and anyone who purchases OS or other software from a store which is not shrink wrapped or in an otherwise pristine condition is asking for trouble in my opinion.
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03 May 2010   #5
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Well done Peck1234, it's the sort of thing that should be reported, lets hope the person is caught and given suitable punishment.

I agree Kathryn, when that happens it's the innocent party that suffers.
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03 May 2010   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
Well done Peck1234, it's the sort of thing that should be reported, lets hope the person is caught and given suitable punishment.

I agree Kathryn, when that happens it's the innocent party that suffers.
congrats on 1700 posts Joan, yes it happened to a friend of mine, turned out it was one of the store assistants selling them on !
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