Cheap ebay windows 10 license key.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by edmiri, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. edmiri

    edmiri MDL Novice

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    What you guys think about windows 10 pro OEM scrap pc license from Ebay?
    They are very cheap, around 5$.
    If i buy and use that key in my pc is there a possibility that the seller would resell the key or i am safe because OEM keys are forever tied to the motherboard they activate for the first time?
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    For $5 they're probably stolen anyway

    Plenty of methods here to get genuine 10 digital license without buying it
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    They are either stolen or used up so you have to call msft to reactivate.
    As MrMagic said, there are better and cheaper ways.
     
  4. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    I agree why pay when u can get it for free;)
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    OK 5 bucks aren't much and many wouldn't think about, just, that would be nothing else as just bogus!

    I really didn't understand why eBay still let posters post such Fraud?!
     
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  6. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    I have bought several of them (not from ebay though), they work just fine for years. Pro for $5, who can refuse that, that again, it has got more expensive, it costs $10 now. :D
     
  7. edmiri

    edmiri MDL Novice

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    They are legit because they sent you a piece of motherboard that the oem license is being pulled off.
     
  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That piece could be the BIOS-Chip only, because the actual Windows 10 OEM Product Keys are located inside the BIOS, on a non-editable area, or, those Sellers are producing copies of an original BIOS with a modern BIOS Burner. Still, that wouldn't be legit, because those Product Key's would be used in different machines they were sold originally with!
    That would be difficult for to check, even online as long as the Brand of the 'new' computer is the same as the original one! On the end of the day, it would be all about how keen Microsoft would be for to check out those details first, find the wrongdoers and finally bring them to justice! I don't think they would do that in general!
     
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  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    No slic bioskey will activate windows, the oem:non slp key will (coa sticker), but as i said, you probably have to call MSFT
     
  10. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Regarding the OEM Key with COA, Yes, that would work some way!
    Regarding the BIOS that would work if used in the same Brand MB and/or Laptop, and, if the MB accept that BIOS-Chip. That I've done on a Lenovo Laptop a few weeks ago, which had a burned Mainboard, which I exchanged with another MB, which didn't haven't originally w10 installed and neither w8.1! Activation was done with no problems automatically!
     
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  11. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    Do you really think that they'll send you a motherboard for $5 (including shipping)? They only put that message there to cover their asses. All you'll get is an email with an activation code, which is likely stolen and sold to multiple people.
     
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  12. edmiri

    edmiri MDL Novice

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    I had my doubt about that tbh.
    What if i am the first one to use that key. Can the others reuse it if they buy after me? I heard its an one time use key and if its used can only be reused in the same motherboard.
     
  13. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Just use one of the methods here on MDL to get a digital license for free, forget about dodge keys from ebay
     
  14. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    They might complain about it not working, so the seller will then tell them to activate the key over a phone.

    Just look at the negative and neutral feedback. You'll see complaints about keys not working, keys being blocked, not receiving a motherboard etc.

    As others have said, you can get a permanent digital license for free. Just activate Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate and then upgrade to Windows 10.
     
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  15. pmp1214

    pmp1214 MDL Novice

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    I was about to reply saying "Install Win7 and use Windows loader, then update to 10" and then I realized I posted right after Daz.

    Thanks for putting out Windows loader Daz!
     
  16. shrinivas

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    Don't know about their legitimacy, but last week I bought a MS Office 2016 key for 5GBP, registered it with Microsoft and downloaded the Office files, working fine without problems !
     
  17. Feniksrising

    Feniksrising MDL Junior Member

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    Yep. This is just so that people think they're not pirates. Its just as illegal.

    Donate $10 to UNICEF or Medicines sans Frontier if you want.
     
  18. Flipp3r

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    A friend of mine used to work at a HP warehouse. Anything with the slightest damage (ie, sun fade on the packaging/bent server chasis with contents) would be placed into a shipping container for sale by weight.
    Dealers would blindly purchase the container knowing it was worth it (they may have bid on them, can't remember).

    Notebooks had Vista/Win7 COA stickers that were never used as they were all activated by SLP.