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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I wanted to buy

    http://www.windows7ultimateactivationkeys.com/microsoft-windows-7-ultimate-product-activation-key-p-6.html

    and I asked microsoft France. Big error! They invite me to contact the seller in order to convince me (the seller) is ok.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:14 PM

Answers

  • Another bogus sales site. don't waste your money. Only purchase from well known legitimate retailers. Legitimate Windows is only sold with a key and media.

    Product keys are never sold separately by Microsoft. If you see a listing on an auction site, online classified ad, or other online page advertising product keys for sale, it’s a good indication that the keys are likely stolen or counterfeit. If you were to purchase and use a stolen or counterfeit product key to activate Windows installed on your PC, the key may not work for activation, may already be in use on another PC, or it might be blocked from use later by Microsoft when the key is reported stolen.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:37 PM
    Answerer
  • Bogus.  Where would anyone get bare retail product keys to sell legitimately?  Retail Windows product keys are only available when you buy Windows.  These pirates are selling MSDN product keys harvested from illegally obtained MSDN subscriptions.  An MSDN product key is only valid for the MSDN subscriber to whom it is issued and may not be resold or transferred to a different user.  Microsoft routinely blocks these keys once MS learns of their abuse.  Another scam going on involving Windows 7 is counterfeit retail boxes and disks using MSDN product keys printed on the COA sticker inside.  These are being produced in China on very sophisticated equipment and look very authentic.  There are hundreds of thousands of them being sold all over the internet on online auctions sites and on websites just like the one you linked in your post.  Individuals do not have access to Microsoft's distribution channels so any offering by an individual you see on the internet is almost certainly counterfeit.  Only purchase from trusted sellers like the Microsoft Store, Amazon Corp. (definitely not the Amazon Marketplace), or a large and well-known retail chain. 

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 8GB ram.



    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:57 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • Another bogus sales site. don't waste your money. Only purchase from well known legitimate retailers. Legitimate Windows is only sold with a key and media.

    Product keys are never sold separately by Microsoft. If you see a listing on an auction site, online classified ad, or other online page advertising product keys for sale, it’s a good indication that the keys are likely stolen or counterfeit. If you were to purchase and use a stolen or counterfeit product key to activate Windows installed on your PC, the key may not work for activation, may already be in use on another PC, or it might be blocked from use later by Microsoft when the key is reported stolen.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 3:37 PM
    Answerer
  • Bogus.  Where would anyone get bare retail product keys to sell legitimately?  Retail Windows product keys are only available when you buy Windows.  These pirates are selling MSDN product keys harvested from illegally obtained MSDN subscriptions.  An MSDN product key is only valid for the MSDN subscriber to whom it is issued and may not be resold or transferred to a different user.  Microsoft routinely blocks these keys once MS learns of their abuse.  Another scam going on involving Windows 7 is counterfeit retail boxes and disks using MSDN product keys printed on the COA sticker inside.  These are being produced in China on very sophisticated equipment and look very authentic.  There are hundreds of thousands of them being sold all over the internet on online auctions sites and on websites just like the one you linked in your post.  Individuals do not have access to Microsoft's distribution channels so any offering by an individual you see on the internet is almost certainly counterfeit.  Only purchase from trusted sellers like the Microsoft Store, Amazon Corp. (definitely not the Amazon Marketplace), or a large and well-known retail chain. 

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 8GB ram.



    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:57 PM
    Answerer
  • Microsoft does not authorize the sale of product keys only.  Chances are the products keys were stolen from a MSDN or TechNet not-for-resale subscription account and they will eventually be blocked from activation.

    Carey Frisch

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012 5:20 PM
    Moderator