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Thread: Dirt Cheap Windows 7 keys
02-06-11, 11:43 AM #1
Dirt Cheap Windows 7 keys
This is my 1st post here, I just came across a website that claims to sell Windows 7 keys for unbelievably cheap. For example, Win 7 ultimate key for 25.99?!?! the site also said that they would provide you with a link for a clean torrent download. (I'm not going to say the name of the site unless someone really wants to know, because I tried to post this on another board and someone thought I was spamming. lol) I am extremely curious to know if this is legit or if it's just a scam to get 26 bucks out of me.
02-06-11, 11:54 AM #2
They are most likely MSDN generated keys.
They will work until MS find out about it and flags the key.
Beware of any unofficial channels for windows 7 that sell it for too cheap. There are VERY good counterfeits out there. I've gotten one before and only months later found the key to be no longer working.
02-06-11, 11:55 AM #3
Not legit, but not necessarily a "scam" either. Sites like these exist for keys for other software as well, and you can probably win a bet that they're not sourced in a legal fashion.
EDIT: And then subject to deactivation ala TiZakit.Current
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02-06-11, 12:31 PM #4
The website says their key will allow for all updates and MS customer service, there was one thing that was weird "Our windows 7 key is 100% Genuine, you can purchase the key with PayPal on our site, But Notice, When you change your mainboard, The Key will fail. Meet this situation you must buy a new Key. If the you have a Problem, Please email us. Our Service mail is email@example.com"
02-06-11, 12:42 PM #5
Yep, sounds like a MSDN key to me.
It isn't legit, but is workable. Just don't expect it to work forever.
02-06-11, 01:49 PM #6