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30 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Is it legal...

Is it legal or ethical to be running an unactivated copy of Windows 7 downloaded from Torrent? I purchased a license key, but I have the 30 day grace period.

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30 Sep 2009   #2
Criminal Fetus

Windows 7 7600RTM X64

I wouldn't think so. The copies on the net ARE an early release but still considered a backup. A legal activation shouldn't make it too big an issue. Besides, why even worry? lol
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30 Sep 2009   #3

windows 8.1 Pro x64

As long as you activate it legally don't feel bad -you have up to 120 days to do so btw. Just make sure it is a clean iso by running a hash check.
As for the ethical/legal part of acquiring the iso I'm sure no one will mind as long as they get your money eventually
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30 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Gotcha... Thanks!
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15 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

you've got a legit key all's good. but for convience sake make sure your OS wasn't tampered with by the uploader.
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