Question about the COA? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have been to sooo many different forums and cannot find anyone who knows the answer to this question.

    Everywhere I look and everything I read says that you cannot buy a legitimate product key unless it comes with a genuine Certificate Of Authenticity.

    My question is, what about when you buy a copy of Windows 7 at the online Microsoft Store and select the download option? How do you get the COA in this case?

    Thanks for any information.

    Sunday, March 7, 2010 9:59 PM


  • Your confirmation email and receipt in this case are your COA, print a copy and/or print to a file and save it.



    NOTE: this is also how your product key is delivered, it is absolutely imperative that you do not lose your key or email.
    • Proposed as answer by Carl Stephens Sunday, March 7, 2010 11:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:58 AM
    Sunday, March 7, 2010 11:02 PM