Is this legit???

Wolfshadw

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As I said, the OS costs what it costs. Anything significantly cheaper than that, most likely is not legitimate.

I just don't understand why people are willing to shell out $200+ for a processor, $400+ for a graphics card, but can't be bothered paying $100 for an OS.

-Wolf sends
 
Legit in the sense they'll work.... for a while*? Possibly.

Legit in the sense they comply with MS's EULA..... no.

Those keys could have come from numerous sources - bulk licensing not intended to be sold to consumers, education keys etc.......... sometimes they're legit purchases, that were made with stolen credit cards & are now being sold on.

*Depending on the route source, even if keys work initially, there's no guarantee they;ll work long-term and have the potential to be blacklisted.

Should you buy from them? That's entirely your call, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Regardless of what you do as far as a key goes, ensure you download your installation media from MS directly:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/software-download/windows10

Any version of Windows &/or software from a third party site is near guaranteed to contain additional files (which could be adware, spyware, keyloggers etc)
 

WildCard999

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"If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"

http://www.keysonlinestore.com/privacy.html'

From there Software Policy...

"Also please note that you will not be able to get a support from manufacturer and register your product online, because you're buying OEM software."
 


That statement is no different than buying the OEM software from a reputable retailer though WildCard?



Agree on this part 100% though.
 

WildCard999

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@Barty1884, I usually only recommend the retail version since you get support from MS and can be reinstalled to another MB if needed (replacement?), but yest I suppose the OEM version would work ok as long as the OP buys from a reputable source.
 

Wolfshadw

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If a guy is in the Walmart parking lot selling 70" 4K HDTVs out of his van for $100 each, would you think that's legitimate?

An operating system costs what it costs. It's just as important as any other component of a computer system and needs to be budgeted as such.

-Wolf sends
 
Which might be the case...... but probably not.

More realistically, you buy a cheap key, pay $40-$50 and then find out it's blacklisted (either immediately, or in 6 months, or in a year etc) and end up paying the $100+ anyway.

So that $100 purchase you try to avoid, ends up costing you ~$150.
 

Wolfshadw

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As I said, the OS costs what it costs. Anything significantly cheaper than that, most likely is not legitimate.

I just don't understand why people are willing to shell out $200+ for a processor, $400+ for a graphics card, but can't be bothered paying $100 for an OS.

-Wolf sends
 

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