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Windows 7: Copy of Windows 7 suddenly became non-genuine.

20 Dec 2018   #21
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RoWin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I've been reading this thread, and it makes me so angry. People sell "keys" like water. Does the "4" mean s/he can get grace periods 4 times?

NewEgg is honest. Last time I looked, a few months ago, MicroCenter was selling keys + disc too.
I know what you mean!

The "4" means that they can rearm another "4" times at 30 days each totalling 120 days.

I hope this helps!


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20 Dec 2018   #22
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Would love to see the new Mgadiag report.


Roy
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20 Dec 2018   #23
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Would love to see the new Mgadiag report.
Me too!
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21 Dec 2018   #24
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi RoWin7,

I know what you mean!

The "4" means that they can rearm another "4" times at 30 days each totalling 120 days.

I hope this helps!
Just checking before I activate MY new Win7 install. I know from XP that legit keys were randomly called illegit.
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21 Dec 2018   #25
Tetsuron

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I would also like to know where I can still reliably purchase a key for Windows 7 Pro in this day and age.
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21 Dec 2018   #26
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Microsoft officially stopped issuing keys for windows at the end of support [ it is normal to not supply them during the extended support period ]

These days your best chance is the very large or the very small retail outlets, the large ones always kept huge stocks so may have some left although the price will have multiplied several times through supply and demand. Retail keys will be almost impossible to obtain so OEM keys are the best bet. The smaller "Mom & Pop" electrical / stores may also have a shrink wrapped disk set with key, left gathering dust, Don't even consider a key only ... these were never sold or provided in this way, except to specialist Technet/MSDN which are not useable except by the original owners.

Forget Ebay, you have a better chance of winning a national lottery than finding a legit copy there.

Last option would be to purchase a second hand copy from a private individual that has the original documentation and disk etc, [of course this key may look perfect but will have been used for upgrading, and thus unusable]
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21 Dec 2018   #27
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

2 places I trust are MicroCenter and Newegg. Last price I saw was $140.

Nigel--is Fry's a reliable place? I've never dealt with them.I see they also sell mattresses and light fixtures.


Rochelle
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22 Dec 2018   #28
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Would love to see the new Mgadiag report.
Roy

I think his friend washed it in this

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22 Dec 2018   #29
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mbug90 View Post
I donít know what he did. I just know he was able to boot up Windows without a problem and input a working key.

I donít know why starting up Windows failed that one time. Sure, Windows booted up fine this morning and didnít take more than a minute, but I wonder if startup failure could happen again.
It's best not to ask, so you can say "Oh, I didn't know..." if anyone asks you.
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22 Dec 2018   #30
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badcrc View Post
I think his friend washed it in this


I use that if I mistakenly land on a Google site.
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