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Windows 7: Buying only license illegal?What does Validation needs?

30 Dec 2009   #1
saeedcp

Windows 7
 
 
Buying only license illegal?What does Validation needs?

Hello to all users.I am newbie
first: Is buying only license illegal? for example I bought Win7Ultimate 32bit retial key from someone(he sent it by mail). Have I done any thing illegal?
I gave the key to another one ( I didn't use it) and now he wants to validate it by mailing microsoft support. He enailed:
"Is my windows geniune? with this key .... "and he copied the report maid by MGADiag.exe
They answered:
"Thank you for contacting Microsoft.
SRX112xxxxxxxID Microsoft Customer Services Auto Acknowledgement
We will respond to your message as soon as you provide following details about your product
1.date of purchase-
2.country/region
3.serial number/par.number-
4.invoice num. with microsoft authorized dealer
(only if you don't purchase online estore)-
For urgent inquiries, please call us on 0870 60 10 100. Our business hours are 8am to 6pm Monday Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
If you require technical support, you can submit your query by visiting http://www.microsoft.com/uk/support or by telephoning 0870 60 10 100.
Microsoft Customer Services
Protect Your PC: Microsoft wants to help ensure your PC is protected from viruses and worms like Blaster and Mydoom as well as future threats. Visit our website at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/security/protect/alert.mspx and follow the steps to stay secure."

and my question is what information should I give to microsoft? Because I bought license from person not any authorized seller or etc.
*the license is activated already.



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30 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Buying keys is not illegal, as long as they are not pirated. If the person you bought it from purchased it, you are good. Your friend can deal with MS himself, directly. How else would they deal with all the copies purchased on Newegg and eBay?

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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30 Dec 2009   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

the key has to come from some dubious route ,microsoft licences do not allow retailers to sell single keys without the software , so i would, in this case, be very wary
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30 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
the key has to come from some dubious route ,microsoft licences do not allow retailers to sell single keys without the software , so i would, in this case, be very wary
The above applies to retailers. The rules are a bit different for the end user...
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30 Dec 2009   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

agreed JK, but there are so many fake and technet keys floating about that someone will get their fingers burnt for sure
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30 Dec 2009   #6
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
the key has to come from some dubious route ,microsoft licences do not allow retailers to sell single keys without the software , so i would, in this case, be very wary
The above applies to retailers. The rules are a bit different for the end user...
Respectfully, the EULA applies to the bearer, who is essentially undesignated but may be a corporation or a physical person - and trading license keys minus disks is an issue which only the license owner (Microsoft) is authorised to engage in.

On eBay Microsoft have a specific appointee, called a VeRO representative, and if they tell eBay to end auctions and NARU (ban) vendors then trust me, eBay will do just that - and mighty fast too.
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30 Dec 2009   #7
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My question would be, why did the origional poster buy a retail key and then turn around and sell it to someone else???? No software involved, if it smells like fish it probably is fish.

Smitty
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30 Dec 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
My question would be, why did the origional poster buy a retail key and then turn around and sell it to someone else???? No software involved, if it smells like fish it probably is fish.

Smitty
Maybe he didn't need it... Don't be so quick to assume the worst. I stocked up on keys from the student deal, way more than I need. I bought them for $30, now if I sell them for $50, I come out $20 ahead and make a friend because I saved them $50.
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30 Dec 2009   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saeedcp View Post
Hello to all users.I am newbie

"Is my windows geniune? with this key ....
They answered:

1.date of purchase-
2.country/region
3.serial number/par.number-
4.invoice num. with microsoft authorized dealer


and my question is what information should I give to microsoft? Because I bought license from person not any authorized seller or etc.
*the license is activated already.

Send them the 4 bit of information.

But this looking FAKE to me.
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30 Dec 2009   #10
saeedcp

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
My question would be, why did the origional poster buy a retail key and then turn around and sell it to someone else???? No software involved, if it smells like fish it probably is fish.

Smitty
thank you for involving in this topic.
My condition is sth like Jonathan_King's condition. I bought it for cheap price and exchange the key with other software licenses with someone. So I am not selling it and according to this post:
Quote:
Respectfully, the EULA applies to the bearer, who is essentially undesignated but may be a corporation or a physical person - and trading license keys minus disks is an issue which only the license owner (Microsoft) is authorised to engage in.

On eBay Microsoft have a specific appointee, called a VeRO representative, and if they tell eBay to end auctions and NARU (ban) vendors then trust me, eBay will do just that - and mighty fast too.
I am not doing anything illegal( Because I am not selling)
Quote:
Send them the 4 bit of information.

But this looking FAKE to me.
but I don't have the information.Specially number 3 & 4.
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Some one who I am exchanging licenses with him is worried about "time to time validation" as said in email(post 1)- How can he Validate succesfully the windows which after that he can be sure that his Windows is validated?
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