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Where should i get a Windows key?

Title is self-explanatory, but the question is where should i get one? (ebay, windows media tool, etc.)

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And I would get one from the various resellers out there, g2a, scdkey, ebay, etc.

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Just now, Dedayog said:

And I would get one from the various resellers out there, g2a, scdkey, ebay, etc.

my friend once got his credit card stolen of g2a and i never heard of scdkey so probably ebay, what about the windows media tool?

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Im running a Windows 7 Ultimate key from an old laptop. Gray market sites (probably shouldn't list any in specific) can live for the life of your machine, but they are also pretty questionable, Microsoft could blacklist the key at any time.

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1 minute ago, Ishnifan said:

my friend once got his credit card stolen of g2a and i never heard of scdkey so probably ebay, what about the windows media tool?

the windows media tool just makes a bootaable usb. You don't need to pay to use it

 

You can buy windows 10 from the microsoft store.

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Just now, Ishnifan said:

my friend once got his credit card stolen of g2a and i never heard of scdkey so probably ebay, what about the windows media tool?

Windows Media Tool is the install format, you don't buy a key from that.  You would buy it from Microsoft as mentioned above.

 

I've had credit card data stolen at local restaurants, I still eat :)

 

I'm sure your friend only used that specific CC only a g2a, that's how he knows it was g2a that ripped him? :)

 

Use Privacy or another CC spoofing app then.

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Just now, Vin Eurodiesel said:

Im running a windows 7 ultimate key from a old laptop. Gray market sites (probably shouldn't list any in specific) can live for the life of your machine, but they are also pretty questionable, Microsoft could black list the key at any time.

Sounds like its better to buy it from the official site or atleast an approved seller if there is one.

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1 minute ago, Ishnifan said:

Sounds like its better to buy it from the official site or atleast an approved seller if there is one.

Yeah, if you are willing to dump the 100usd, be my guest. I'm just saying your windows key could be sitting in your closet on the back of an old laptop.

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Just now, Vin Eurodiesel said:

Yeah, if you are willing to dump the 100usd, be my guest. I'm just saying your windows key could be sitting in your closet on the back of an old laptop.

The only windows keys i have is a windows xp home edition + SP3 and a windows 7 home premium key so dont think i have any other ones.

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The Home Premium key should technically work for a Windows 10 Home install. You never know until you try.

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1 minute ago, Vin Eurodiesel said:

The Home Premium key should technically work for a Windows 10 Home install. You never know until you try.

you mean the free update thing that happened for windows 7 users when windows 10 was released?

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Yeah, i'm pretty sure Microsoft is still letting Windows 7 keys activate Windows 10. Most of the keys you get on eBay are OEM keys ripped off of old prebuilts.

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17 minutes ago, Ishnifan said:

Title is self-explanatory, but the question is where should i get one? (ebay, windows media tool, etc.)

 

16 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Id just buy it from microsofts website. THat way you know your getting a legit key.

That’s a good Idea 

 

but please don’t buy the 100$ OEM Keys that are listed on PCPP ( PC part picker )

 

 

Just asking ; What about Linux?- it’s for free and free of a lot of bloatware

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4 minutes ago, Ishnifan said:

you mean the free update thing that happened for windows 7 users when windows 10 was released?

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18 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

Don't buy one. There are other ways to activate Windows that I'm not allowed to talk about on this forum ;)

Bad advice bud. That's illegal.

 

Buy the key from Microsoft. You can do it directly from Windows activator as far as I know.

  

2 minutes ago, Drama Lama said:

Just asking ; What about Linux?- it’s for free and free of a lot of bloatware

 

Good question.

 

Depending on how tech savvy OP is and what he uses the machine for Linux could be the answer.

 

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1 minute ago, AndrzejL said:

Bad advice bud. That's illegal.

What's illegal? I didn't say to do anything illegal.

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3 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

What's illegal? I didn't say to do anything illegal.

If you were talking about what I think you were talking about, then i can say that some strands of [NAME REDACTED] can include some pretty well hidden malware. If you know where to look, you can find strands that are actually clean, but if you are paranoid about malware like me, i would rather live with a eBay key

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1 minute ago, Vin Eurodiesel said:

If you know where to look, you can find a strand that are actually clean, but if you are paranoid about malware like me, i would rather live with a eBay key

Fair.

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2 minutes ago, r2724r16 said:

What's illegal? I didn't say to do anything illegal.

😄 oh I know but lets be real... Purchasing key from any other source than Microsoft (even if its a legit / working key from lets say eBay) is not legal. Using activators is illegal. And judging by the fact that you cannot mention your method on the forum as you said yourself in your post - its not gonna be a super legit Microsoft approved way either... mIrite? 🤪

 

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7 hours ago, Vin Eurodiesel said:

Yeah, i'm pretty sure Microsoft is still letting Windows 7 keys activate Windows 10. Most of the keys you get on eBay are OEM keys ripped off of old prebuilts.

 

7 hours ago, Vin Eurodiesel said:

The Home Premium key should technically work for a Windows 10 Home install. You never know until you try.

 

They do work normally ... i have used a W7 key to activate a W10 install less than a month ago.

 

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12 hours ago, AndrzejL said:

😄 oh I know but lets be real... Purchasing key from any other source than Microsoft (even if its a legit / working key from lets say eBay) is not legal.

Well, that generalization is wrong. Microsoft's store is not the only place to get legit and legal copies. Many stores sell them too. You can usually tell from price, when its about same as what you get directly from MS. Or bit lower with OEMs.

 

Also the difference between legit = from deveploper and not tampered in the way, and legal = opposite of illegal = what kind of legislation there is to preserve copyright etc.

 

 

13 hours ago, Drama Lama said:

but please don’t buy the 100$ OEM Keys that are listed on PCPP ( PC part picker )

Whats wrong with those? $100 for Home is about right, or bit over what I have paid for mine. I think OEM Pro is close to $120.

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4 hours ago, LogicalDrm said:

Well, that generalization is wrong. Microsoft's store is not the only place to get legit and legal copies.

I did not say store 😉

 

Cheers.

 

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1 hour ago, AndrzejL said:

I did not say store 😉

 

Cheers.

 

Andrzej

Purchasing from grey market, the source of the key is still Microsoft, making that even more wrong.

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59 minutes ago, LogicalDrm said:

Purchasing from grey market, the source of the key is still Microsoft, making that even more wrong.

I have no experience  with grey markets. I purchase my keys from Microsoft or I get them with hardware.

 

Regards.

 

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