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Windows 7: even the store bought sealed windows 7's are not genuine?

01 Sep 2010   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Agreed. I wouldn't go back to the merchant though, at least not before contacting Microsoft about it.


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01 Sep 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another confirmation if you think these guys are nuts...but Windows 7 Enterprise is not available without a volume license and you cannot resell your licenses if you are a volume license customer. Unfortunately you were not aware of this prior to your purchase, but it would have been a huge tipoff that something real shady was going on.

My company is in negotiations with Microsoft and we are planning to not renew our Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft as the Software Assurance components cost us a quarter million dollars a year and they said "you realize that if you let the EA go, you can no longer obtain Windows client enterprise edition...so if you rely on any of these features....as a regular consumer you would have to purchase Ultimate edition instead.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bushman5 View Post
going thru hell here...........the windows 7 enterprise that was installed by the retailer on my HD is now apparently not genuine. anyone had issues with best Buy ripping them off this way?
Edit: Are you saying that Best Buy installed this OS on your hard drive? I'm assuming instead you mean that you are considering purchasing a legit copy from Best Buy...but trying to make sure you don't get ripped off there before you make the move.
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01 Sep 2010   #13
Bushman5

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

problem solved. I went the simple route and purchased a OEM pack (windows 7 Ultimate 64bit) from another well trusted computer store. The build date is fairly recent (06/28/2010) using Darik's Boot and Nuke disk right now on my main computer prior to installing the minty fresh REAL windows 7 onto it. just want a nice fresh legal OS, and now i have it without any hassles. nuff said.
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01 Sep 2010   #14
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You want to post some pics of the fake Win7 you had, so we can use them to warn others? It might be useful.
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01 Sep 2010   #15
Bushman5

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

i'm about to nuke (wipe) all my HD's so i can install the new OS.......what do you want to see?
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02 Sep 2010   #16
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Pics of the box, the DVD, and the COA (blot out anything you don't want us to see that would be personally identifiable, of course). I'm always interested in fakes, especially good ones.
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04 Sep 2010   #17
Bushman5

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
 
 

got the original disc here, nothing more than a sharpie marked DVD in a plain sleeve.


gimmie few minutes to get pics uploaded

the NEW dvd is full of microsoft holograms and has a peel off COA sticker. It activated immediately upon install and connection to the intrawebz.
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04 Sep 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah, sharpie marked copies in a paper sleeve are not legit Microsoft issue for sale. and as we have learned, neither is Windows 7 enterprise.
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18 Sep 2010   #19
Bubby

7 hp
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bushman5 View Post
if you want something done right, do it yourself.............. a quote i have heard and over and one that i stand by. The one time i let someone else install something for me, i get burned. just gonna drop the coin (MORE COIN) and buy win7 ultimate from another store. best buy has crooks working for them. >
Something fishy going on here. You're saying Best Buy sold you a fake copy of Windows? A DVD marked with a sharpie?

Very fishy.
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18 Sep 2010   #20
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bushman5 View Post
if you want something done right, do it yourself.............. a quote i have heard and over and one that i stand by. The one time i let someone else install something for me, i get burned. just gonna drop the coin (MORE COIN) and buy win7 ultimate from another store. best buy has crooks working for them. >
Something fishy going on here. You're saying Best Buy sold you a fake copy of Windows? A DVD marked with a sharpie?

Very fishy.
Very fishy. In the OP's original post he said " this was a from a sealed win 7 ultimate case! are the counterfits getting that good that they are duplicating the black packaging and printed disc labels?" and now it is a DVD marked with a sharpie. What happen to the pics he was to post last week. I am calling BS on this guy.

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