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Windows 7: Bought windows 7 from ebay and not sure if it's genuine

27 Apr 2017   #1
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 
Bought windows 7 from ebay and not sure if it's genuine

It seems I'm going through the exact same issue as this user the windows 7 is still in transit the guy says he's from Maryland but it's being shipped from China.

My Windows 7 copy looks fake. Typo on back cover. Came from China. - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums

The person is saying he's selling a new retail window 7 ultimates still sealed from what I can tell from this other user it seems the activation works so I'm guessing the product key is legitimate.

Also this seller is smart to avoid the obvious tells of a counterfeit copy from where it's printed to be made from and hologram on the cd.

So I'm sure this is a high grade counterfeit copy but it seems the product key will be legitimate so if that's the case does it matter if the rest is counterfeit or should I just seek a refund. Thanks.


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27 Apr 2017   #2
Tpau

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I would wait until you've got it in your hands before making any assumptions about it, it could be genuine or it could be a counterfeit, you won't know until it arrives.

I've also heard that pigs can fly, I've never seen a flying pig and you probably haven't either but until you do see one flying you won't know if that's true or false until then.
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27 Apr 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You odds of getting a legal Windows 7 with a matching legal COA key from Ebay are slim to none.
The odds of getting new retail window 7 ultimates are even worse.

What was the price?

Jack
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27 Apr 2017   #4
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You odds of getting a legal Windows 7 with a matching legal COA key from Ebay are slim to none.
The odds of getting new retail window 7 ultimates are even worse.

What was the price?

Jack
I paid 65 dollars
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27 Apr 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No way in hell is that legal. It should cost hundreds if it was legal.

The last time I bought Windows 7 Pro it cost $140.00 and it was OEM Builders. Not Retail version which cost more.

Jack

Edit:
I just called my supplier and to the best he can remember Ultimate Retail sold for about $300.00.
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27 Apr 2017   #6
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

I payed US $73.99 for my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 copy on eBay.. it was legit but the activation(s) were used up
so the seller worked with me to get me another product-key(this one was OEM I think), but after I did the painful phone activation it been working fine sine install June 2016...

though as far as my advice goes, I would NOT trust anything coming from China.. :/
always try to buy closest to you if possible...
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27 Apr 2017   #7
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
No way in hell is that legal. It should cost hundreds if it was legal.

The last time I bought Windows 7 Pro it cost $140.00 and it was OEM Builders. Not Retail version which cost more.

Jack

Edit:
I just called my supplier and to the best he can remember Ultimate Retail sold for about $300.00.
I called up windows and the guy said as long as the product key is legitimate that's all that matters I'm not sure if that's true
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27 Apr 2017   #8
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
I payed US $73.99 for my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 copy on eBay.. it was legit but the activation(s) were used up
so the seller worked with me to get me another product-key(this one was OEM I think), but after I did the painful phone activation it been working fine sine install June 2016...
So you had it for a year so I'm assuming there's nothing to worry about then?
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27 Apr 2017   #9
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by honnybee View Post
So you had it for a year so I'm assuming there's nothing to worry about then?
idk... your experience is bound to be different from mine... The copy of Windows 7 I bought was shipped from California to New Hampshire... so idk.. I was just sharing my thoughts..


EDIT:
and you could have provided a link to the eBay auction in question for us to look at I guess... :/
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27 Apr 2017   #10
honnybee

windows 7 home premoninent oa
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melchior View Post
I payed US $73.99 for my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 copy on eBay.. it was legit but the activation(s) were used up
so the seller worked with me to get me another product-key(this one was OEM I think), but after I did the painful phone activation it been working fine sine install June 2016...

though as far as my advice goes, I would NOT trust anything coming from China.. :/
always try to buy closest to you if possible...
I also bought one from Brooklyn same weird shipping thing came up saying it was coming from California.

The guy said he's also selling a new retail windows 7 ultimate also asking for 65 dollars. I'm guessing both are getting their products from the same supplier and both are selling a big inventory of them.
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