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Windows 7: Not genuine Windows.

30 Jun 2010   #11
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

When you buy windows, its not that silly dvd you are paying for, its the license to use windows. MS spends a fortune designing and developing its products and they have the right to charge the cost they think appropriate, neither is MS a charitable organization. If you think MS is ripping you, switch to Linux or another free OS.


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30 Jun 2010   #12
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

This is another one of those typical "It is Microsoft's fault; not mine." You went on line to eBay to attempt to get a cheap copy, and you did, now its is being blacklisted, so it is not your fault, but Microsoft's. Hmmm. . .what is wrong with this picture.

Man-up and go buy a boxed copy at your local computer outlet store, or get a subscription to Microsoft's Technet or MSDN (the best way to go), and this problem will go away.
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30 Jun 2010   #13
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
When you buy windows, its not that silly dvd you are paying for, its the license to use windows. MS spends a fortune designing and developing its products and they have the right to charge the cost they think appropriate, neither is MS a charitable organization. If you think MS is ripping you, switch to Linux or another free OS.
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30 Jun 2010   #14
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
This is another one of those typical "It is Microsoft's fault; not mine." You went on line to eBay to attempt to get a cheap copy, and you did, now its is being blacklisted, so it is not your fault, but Microsoft's. Hmmm. . .what is wrong with this picture.

Man-up and go buy a boxed copy at your local computer outlet store, or get a subscription to Microsoft's Technet or MSDN (the best way to go), and this problem will go away.
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01 Jul 2010   #15
brightmal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
This is another one of those typical "It is Microsoft's fault; not mine." You went on line to eBay to attempt to get a cheap copy, and you did, now its is being blacklisted, so it is not your fault, but Microsoft's. Hmmm. . .what is wrong with this picture.

Man-up and go buy a boxed copy at your local computer outlet store, or get a subscription to Microsoft's Technet or MSDN (the best way to go), and this problem will go away.
Ok, fair hit, I guess. My point about multiple copies of a serial number being sold is that once a number is used to validate one PC, it should come up as invalid when someone tries to use it on another PC. As there is an online or phone check involved, I thought that was what the check was about.
As for Technet or MSDN, I will look into that further.
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01 Jul 2010   #16
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brightmal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
This is another one of those typical "It is Microsoft's fault; not mine." You went on line to eBay to attempt to get a cheap copy, and you did, now its is being blacklisted, so it is not your fault, but Microsoft's. Hmmm. . .what is wrong with this picture.

Man-up and go buy a boxed copy at your local computer outlet store, or get a subscription to Microsoft's Technet or MSDN (the best way to go), and this problem will go away.
Ok, fair hit, I guess. My point about multiple copies of a serial number being sold is that once a number is used to validate one PC, it should come up as invalid when someone tries to use it on another PC. As there is an online or phone check involved, I thought that was what the check was about.
As for Technet or MSDN, I will look into that further.
The reason it does NOT come up as invalid when you install is because everyone thinks Microsoft is watching their every move and they always know what someone is doing on their computer (you know conspiracy people that think Microsoft is watching your every move). Microsoft does not do this they don't care. So when you are installing an OS they (Microsoft) are NOT checking on you they assume that you are obeying the rules and NOT installing illegal software. It is only when YOU contact them (Activation) to check if the OS is valid that they (Microsoft) can and do check your Product Key. At that point if it has been installed elsewhere then both installs have a problem. You have one because your Product Key is someone else’s, and they (the other install with the same product key) have a problem because they did not secure the Product Key and let someone else use it.
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01 Jul 2010   #17
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post

The reason it does NOT come up as invalid when you install is because everyone thinks Microsoft is watching their every move and they always know what someone is doing on their computer (you know conspiracy people that think Microsoft is watching your every move).

Right!!! Everyone knows it's Apple that's watching your every move!


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01 Jul 2010   #18
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post

The reason it does NOT come up as invalid when you install is because everyone thinks Microsoft is watching their every move and they always know what someone is doing on their computer (you know conspiracy people that think Microsoft is watching your every move).

Right!!! Everyone knows it's Apple that's watching your every move!


Ap
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01 Jul 2010   #19
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brightmal View Post
Um, how do I say this... Bollocks!
As they sell 99% of their serial numbers with a boxed dvd that costs probably less than a dollar to produce, for about $3-400 (here in Australia, anyway) they can still make plenty selling even a few hundred thousand at $20 each.
Well never mind that they spent 690 million $$ in salaries, building maintence and free sodas so that you have a Windows 7 to use...

Ooops, I got beat to the punch.. never mind
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02 Jul 2010   #20
Jihaad

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

IF my windows seven key -out of the blue- gets invalid, then i wouldnt bother to get a new. i have already bought one copy, so why go buy a second one? i'd just use a crack for my windows (i know its illegal, but i have already payed?!)
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