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Ebay windows key activated as Windows 10 enterprise

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Posted · Original PosterOP

so I purchased one of those ebay Windows 10 pro keys. I have done this a bunch of times in the past for different builds.

 

This time the key activated, but as Windows 10 enterprise. I dont really have experience with enterprise. Is there any reason to care? Will ot make a difference to the buyer?

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Enterprise just lets you disable some Microsoft features like the Windows Store and adds a few features. I personally prefer it, but it cannot be legally obtained as a consumer.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

enterprise is just extra features, so it will work just like pro.

 

Also stop using stolen keys

Thanks. And uh, last time I promise. Probably

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1 minute ago, PorkishPig said:

Enterprise just removes a bunch Microsoft bloatware. I personally prefer it, but it cannot be legally obtained as a consumer.

switching to ent from pro wont chnge any software, just some features.

 

The ent isos hvae less bloat, but thats different

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

switching to ent from pro wont chnge any software, just some features.

 

The ent isos hvae less bloat, but thats different

Yep, was confusing with LTSC. Edited my post just before you commented.


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15 minutes ago, Sat1600 said:

so I purchased one of those ebay Windows 10 pro keys. I have done this a bunch of times in the past for different builds.

Is there any reason to care? Will ot make a difference to the buyer?

 
 

Yes, you should indeed care a lot if you're knowingly re-selling systems you've built with Windows licenses that violate the EULA. Any one of us could call up Microsoft and report you if you indeed are selling these systems in a business-like setting as they'll happily go after a business.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
53 minutes ago, kirashi said:

Yes, you should indeed care a lot if you're knowingly re-selling systems you've built with Windows licenses that violate the EULA. Any one of us could call up Microsoft and report you if you indeed are selling these systems in a business-like setting as they'll happily go after a business.

Not a business. Just a hobby. I don't know that the the license violates anything. I saw someone selling a copy of windows on ebay and I purchased it.

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1 hour ago, Sat1600 said:

Not a business. Just a hobby. I don't know that the the license violates anything. I saw someone selling a copy of windows on ebay and I purchased it.

Retail keys can be re-sold, however, Enterprise keys are only sold through Volume Licensing between a qualifying business and Microsoft. Buying and using an Enterprise key without such a Volume Licensing agreement violates the EULA, regardless of however you chose to acquire the key.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/windows10?activetab=windows10-pivot:primaryr4


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