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Purchasing legitimate licenses from a third party for use in upgrading


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#1 Jennytools

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 05:47 AM

Hello all, as the title states I am looking to see if purchasing legitimate licenses from a third party (namely G2A.com) for upgrading non OEM's is an ok practice. Ignoring any concerns of if the key is legit which I know it will be, is this a practice that won't cause any issue with Microsoft from a business perspective?

 

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 06:43 AM

The only concern here is if it is legitimate.  If it isn't, then Microsoft will have issues with it.


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 08:52 AM

FWIW:  Despite your assertion that G2a.com is authorized to sell licenses/keys for this and that...it doesn't appear to be an accurate assessement by you, IMO.

 

Microsoft has not authorized anyone to sell llcenses/keys for Windows...as a standalone item...since 2005, when such happened routinely.  At that time, Dell and retail outlets sold licenses for Windows without purchase of system, since before 2005...there apparently was confusion or disinterest at Microsoft about such, although this had been going on for several years.

 

See Paragraph 1 , a definitive statement, IMO.

 

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 09:29 AM

FWIW:  Despite your assertion that G2a.com is authorized to sell licenses/keys for this and that...it doesn't appear to be an accurate assessement by you, IMO.

 

Microsoft has not authorized anyone to sell llcenses/keys for Windows...as a standalone item...since 2005, when such happened routinely.  At that time, Dell and retail outlets sold licenses for Windows without purchase of system, since before 2005...there apparently was confusion or disinterest at Microsoft about such, although this had been going on for several years.

 

See Paragraph 1 , a definitive statement, IMO.

 

Louis

 

That's super helpful thank you, my assertion wasn't that they were a legitimate reseller however just that the keys would be genuine themselves. The information is much appreciated though! 






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