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Offline egzbuen

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Windows 7 and/or 8 Purchase Inquiry to go Win10
« on: June 05, 2016, 12:03:40 AM »

Hi,

I'm being sold with a either a 7 and/or 8.1. Seller claims it to be original and unused. It's just a serial and I would still have to download the installation files.  He doesn't want to give his source. But he guarantees it to be legit. I intend to purchase this for my extra PC and take advantage of the free upgrade to 10 which is about to end I reckon.

1. How do I know if I'm getting a legit one?
2. How do I know if I'm getting an unused one?
3. Anyone here have bought from sellers like these?
4. Since we are talking about original software, any leads where I can buy one of those similar offers?

Thanks.

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Re: Windows 7 and/or 8 Purchase Inquiry to go Win10
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 12:44:28 AM »
No media=not legit
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Re: Windows 7 and/or 8 Purchase Inquiry to go Win10
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2016, 06:46:56 AM »
for Windows 7 : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7, they require you to input a 'valid' product key before you can download --- although it will not say if it's a 'used' one or not, you can download windows 7 if you have a 'valid' serial number, used or unused.


although if you are aiming just to use it for Win10 upgrade, a Win7 product key that passed the link I posted above, it will have no problem activating it...

I actually did this with one of my old broken laptop (Win7Key), snatched the serial number on it and installed Win10 on a brand new computer using the serial on the laptop and it worked.

Win10 upgrade is as lenient as it can get.
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Re: Windows 7 and/or 8 Purchase Inquiry to go Win10
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 12:07:48 AM »
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Free Upgrade Offer*


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ph/windows-10/about


For Genuine Win 7 and Win 8.1 only.http://time.com/3882411/windows-10-free-upgrade-pirates/All license are FPP designated (not OEM, MLK, MSDN)


All comes with 32/64 bit installer (to be downloaded)


Windows 7 Professional 2,500.00[/size]Windows 7 Ultimate3,000.00[/size]Windows 8 Pro3,500.00[/size]


Here is the ad.


Im thinking of getting one as long as it legit.


What do you guys think?
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Re: Windows 7 and/or 8 Purchase Inquiry to go Win10
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 08:23:25 AM »
most likely these are used.. as I've posted above, i've used a sticker serial number from my old laptop and it worked to upgrade my new PC to windows 10

and most likely they are selling sticker serial number from old PCs too...
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Re: Windows 7 and/or 8 Purchase Inquiry to go Win10
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2016, 09:24:36 PM »
most likely these are used.. as I've posted above, i've used a sticker serial number from my old laptop and it worked to upgrade my new PC to windows 10

and most likely they are selling sticker serial number from old PCs too...

This is "technically" be possible (using a laptop's Windows 7 license key on another PC).
I notice many branded laptops that have pre-installed Windows don't actually use the license key on the sticker but instead the OEM-SLP key that's in the laptop's BIOS for Windows activation.

So in effect, the serial number on the license key is actually unused, and thus can "technically" be used for another PC...
But then, "legally" it's likely not allowed.

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There are a number of programs that can identify if the key is for which source (FPP, OEM, etc):

https://github.com/Superfly-Inc/ShowKeyPlus/releases
(this utility also attempts to identify if your BIOS indeed has the OEM-SLP key)

http://janek2012.eu/ultimate-pid-checker/
(site seems to not be in English, but the program is.)

Both utilities can check if a key is for which edition.