Posted 19 January 2014 - 10:36 AM
To answer your question sometimes websites give away free copies in contests and they legally purchase the copy of the OS themselves, however other websites (mainly malicious ones) Will give you a pirated version of Windows which is illegal and could get you in trouble. If you want to be sure that you are supporting the developer I'd recommend buying from a trusted seller or buying directly from the developer.
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