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Windows 7: Is this COA legit?

26 Nov 2010   #1

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64
Is this COA legit?

I compared the COA whose picture as attached and the one published at MS website, and wonder if the one I have is a legit copy.

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26 Nov 2010   #2


It could an MSDN key repackaged for resale. Where did you get it?

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Contact MS Customer Service to determine validity of Product Key. If it is a bad key and you cooperate with them, they have a program which may replace it with a legit key.
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26 Nov 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

It looks similar to this legit one How to Tell

I didn't think so at first because it didn't have 30 characters, here's more info on how to tell How to Tell

Is everything activated and validated?
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26 Nov 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Here is a Prof x64 DVD & COA from one of my students installs.

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27 Nov 2010   #5

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64

Thanks everyone for your responses.
I contacted the seller and he agreed to refund.
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