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  • http://www.wholesalepcstuff.com

     

    They sell wholesale software.  I need to rebuild a computer and the disks have walked away, I need to replace them with legitimate software.  This comes with no COA, so I was wondering if it was legit and could still be validated.  Not trying to do anything unethical, just trying to save $$$$.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Cheryl

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:39 AM

Answers

  • Yes, but Microsoft won't sell us 2003 anymore.   I have done the 2007 trial and I do not like it.  I want 2003, but like the initial writer, have had to put in a new harddrive and no longer have the CD's for 2003.   If we have to go somewhere else to find it, it is only because Microsoft won't sell us the 2003 version anymore.   What are our options?  Forced to buy 2007?    Why won't Mocrosoft allow us to buy the product that we want, either from them or someone else?

    Sunday, August 5, 2007 3:46 PM
  • Mother,

     

    You can still purchase Office 2003.  Please look @ Microsoft Marketplace:  http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/details.aspx?view=info&itemid=814527.  Here you may purchase directly from MS.  Also if yougo back to the top level of the site there will be some vendors available where you may visit locally and purchase. 

     

    We hope this has helped you with making the purchase which you like. 

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Monday, August 6, 2007 10:06 PM

All replies

  • Genuine legitimate Microsoft software must include an original genuine Microsoft holographic installation CD, Product Key and Certificate of Authority (COA).  Please read: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/default.aspx
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:59 AM
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  • CherylHarless,

     

    The Microsoft "products" offered at www.wholesalepcstuff.com are in fact Volume Licensing media for several Microsoft programs.  They burn the media to CD-Rs and then send them to you.

     

    So, for example, for Windows XP Pro you pay them $59.95 + $5.00 shipping.  You get a CD-R with an invalid Product Key that will allow you to install XP Pro.

     

    If you do some searching on the internet or P2P download sites you could get the .iso file for a Volume Licensing CD of XP SP2 to dowload, and a Product Key generator program, and save the $5 shipping.  You'd still have to pay the 10¢ for the CD-R.  The same goes for the copies of Office they are selling.  Please read their FAQ carefully and you will see that they never tell you that the software will validate.

     

    What www.wholesalepcstuff.com is sending you is not genuine, licensed Microsoft software in any way, shape, or form.  Microsoft research shows that there's about a 50-50 chance that nongenuine software, such as this, contains rootkits, malware, viruses, and other nasty stuff.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:04 PM
  • Cheryl,

     

    Good call for asking the question.  Please look @ the following site:  http://www.microsoft.com/products/info/default.aspx?view=22&pcid=ea710cad-37b0-4975-bcd6-abfee19961df.  Here you can review all of MS products and if you find something of interest may purchase. Again thank you for posting your question.  Have a great time rebuilding that system :-).

     

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    WGA Forum Manager

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 1:27 AM
  • Cheryl, 

     

    Again good call for asking the question about genuine vs. non-genuine.  You may submit a piracy report should you desire.  The proceedures are located here:  http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/default.mspx.  You will remain anonymous. Filing piracy reports will help yourself as well as other for becoming victims down the road. Have a great weekend and enjoy building your new system. 

     

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Saturday, July 14, 2007 1:36 AM
  • Yes, but Microsoft won't sell us 2003 anymore.   I have done the 2007 trial and I do not like it.  I want 2003, but like the initial writer, have had to put in a new harddrive and no longer have the CD's for 2003.   If we have to go somewhere else to find it, it is only because Microsoft won't sell us the 2003 version anymore.   What are our options?  Forced to buy 2007?    Why won't Mocrosoft allow us to buy the product that we want, either from them or someone else?

    Sunday, August 5, 2007 3:46 PM
  • Mother,

     

    You can still purchase Office 2003.  Please look @ Microsoft Marketplace:  http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/details.aspx?view=info&itemid=814527.  Here you may purchase directly from MS.  Also if yougo back to the top level of the site there will be some vendors available where you may visit locally and purchase. 

     

    We hope this has helped you with making the purchase which you like. 

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Monday, August 6, 2007 10:06 PM