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Old February 20, 2014, 10:35 AM
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I know someone who is selling some MS windows 7 / 8 key.

The problem is, he's got thoses key from his School program with MS ... is this legal for me to buy a key from him ?
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Old February 20, 2014, 10:58 AM
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Nope. Not even close. Good chances those keys will be banned in the near future...and the buyers will be SOL. Report him and see if MS will give you a key for 'helping to combat piracy'. ;)
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Old February 20, 2014, 11:12 AM
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I was thinking in the same way as you AKG, but for sure i wanted another advice, thanks alot
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I was thinking in the same way as you AKG, but for sure i wanted another advice, thanks alot
If you need 7 pro keys I have tons of physical real ones :)
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Old February 20, 2014, 11:32 AM
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i am looking for ... ;-)
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If you need 7 pro keys I have tons of physical real ones :)
Tons of them? You bulk buy? If you do sell them cheaper I will keep it in mind. I may be doing a build for my grandparents in the next few months and keeping costs down for them is a must...they are currently sporting a p4, 1gb ram and windows xp. I wish I had realized the state of their computer before I sold my x3 710, MOB, and ram.

To the OP I agree it's not legal. I am sure lots of people do it and get away with it , but it is a risk.
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While it may not be legal per say, it's "more legal" then using a pirated key. It's a legit key just that it is only intended for the owners personal usage, not to resell. Same goes for TechNet and MSDN keys but I'm sure people sell those too.

Unless you rat him out to MS, the key shouldn't get banned/blacklisted.

That being said, if this guy is your friend, he should just give you the key for free. Maybe buy him a case of beer or something as thanks.
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Old February 20, 2014, 02:07 PM
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He's not my friend. If he was, i'll shut up and take the key and getting few beer with him

Thanks everyone
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or rent keys
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:24 PM
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I am not sure if it is illegal as long as he is using it for school if that is the ccase then on paper it most likely would be legal but I am not totally sure there is student keys of windows 8 server 2012 out there it might be one of those grey areas
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