Bogus Serial Numbers from this site - Paid For - but do not work!!! RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently (mid December) bought 3 copies of windows 8 pro upgrades for my 2 PCs and a laptop from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/buy

    I installed them on all my PCs and they worked at first.

    Later I found various pieces of software - such as The Sims Medieval, and a few other games I had would not work with Windows 8 due to compatibility issues.

    I uninstalled windows 8 and reformatted putting my old copies of windows 7 back on the machines.

    A few days ago the Windows 8 disks arrived in the mail.

    I thought to install it on my main PC again. It installed ok, but then afterwards said I need to activate my Windows 8. It asked for the serial numbers which I supplied, copied and pasted from the emails, but Windows 8 says that they don't work.

    Each serial number was sent to a different email account, and each was specifically associated with each machine, there is 0.0% chance that I have mixed these numbers up and tried to install them on a different machine.

    I am using the same machine, the same serial number, and the same email account, with 100.0% certainty.

    Will I have to purchase Windows 8 again because of this? What exactly is going on here? and if the numbers are truly bogus, should I contact my bank and get them to investigate who stole my money?

    Very confused at the moment, please get back to me soon....

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:57 AM


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