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Windows 7: Explain W7 Key Purchases. Difference from store bought?

14 Feb 2010   #21

windows 7 ultimate x64

i have a sneaky feeling he was just trolling us anyway. i doubt he will ever come back here after yesterday. BTW the auction in question was closed

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14 Feb 2010   #22
Microsoft MVP


Knew there was going to be a problem when Digital Life (or some such) ran a widely-linked post last year "How to Get Windows 7 for Free" which proposed buying two of the Win7 pre-sale copies then selling one on eBay to recover both of their costs.

I actually thought about this for a moment, then decided it was a waste of energy and a high-value purchase investment. I bought four and we got two Sig Editions for holding home and office Release parties.

Later people start posting in forums asking if its safe to buy on eBay and that is when I realized I wouldn't even buy one myself that way, so why would I even consider selling one? Thrifty, I guess.
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15 Feb 2010   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

The only people I would trust for a legitimate key is Microsoft , directly ! If you are concerned about support , and in business this is a must , it`s the only way to go.
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16 Feb 2010   #24

Windows 7

I agree with Zomby88.

Especially if you are in business make sure you get the key from Microsoft and back up your paperwork good. If you ever get audited for any reason and they find a pirated key, the IRS can take your computer and all equipment and shut your business down. That is not worth taking the risk for.
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