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Old July 4, 2011, 10:37 AM
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i wouldnt buy it online unless it was an authorised microsoft etailer

and as far as activations go,no problem.

some may remember the region crap thing from dvd's and so on,perhaps.
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Old July 4, 2011, 11:19 AM
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What about buying it from Top Rated sellers with thousands of feedback score and 100% positive feedback?
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Old July 4, 2011, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Antanas View Post
What about buying it from Top Rated sellers with thousands of feedback score and 100% positive feedback?
As is the free market world, you are free to do what you want in terms of buying.

I, would not.


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Old July 4, 2011, 10:24 PM
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Buy the oem and be done with it. The only difference between oem and retail is some fancy packaging and free tech support iirc.

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Old July 4, 2011, 11:00 PM
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I would get the OEM version over the retail.

That said, I have activated the special Europe and Korean versions here in Canada no problem. There are different versions of Windows, based on court rulings and anti-trust matters. Microsoft is supposed to discourage selling the various versions around the world.

Back a while ago, I remember that Netscape and Internet Explorer had "for distribution in the US and Canada only" in the file names themselves, due to security reasons (ie the included encryption). The warning might also be a throwback to that as well.

I would go ahead and activate it anywhere you wanted.
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Old July 5, 2011, 10:39 AM
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I am wondering the same thing why ultimate I also don't see any problem with downloading the version you want ( from Microsoft) because it is free to try and then activate it going through Microsoft
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Old August 5, 2011, 02:22 AM
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I think only the ultimate and enterprise version support multilingual user interface, maybe part of the reason people want the ultimate version.
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Old August 5, 2011, 03:44 AM
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If it's any help ... I activated a US/Canadian copy of Win7 Pro yesterday from Taiwan. No proxies, and it went through just fine.
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