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post #1 of 15
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So I bought a Win7 Ultimate brand new off ebay for $94, looks genuine, key works, passed genuine check etc. But I was told it could still be a fake, that the key might stop operating on a later date.

Is this possible??
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post #2 of 15
I don't believe so, but that may not be correct, so you should ask more people
post #3 of 15
Call Microsoft and ask them if it's a genuine copy,They can check your key.
But otherwise I wouldn't worry about it and I'm not sure about the key may stop working,But I don't think it will stop working.
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post #4 of 15
It's the key that might give you problems, not the disc itself. Call up Microsoft, they will be able to tell you if your key is genuine.
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post #5 of 15
You can't check if microsoft *might* blacklist the key.

I believe the only reason they would do so is if the person obtained it through MSDN and is re-selling the keys.

And if your disc is a hologram disk, they are pretty hard to fake.
post #6 of 15
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Yeah its a hologram disc.
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post #7 of 15
If the key is printed on the box that it came in then it's most likely genuine.
post #8 of 15
BlackandDecker, did the key come as shown here? [other examples]

If yes then it's most likely genuine. If not it might be a TechNet / MSDN Key [against Microsoft's TOS to sell]... which quite frankly I would call Microsoft about to get that fool's account locked nice and tight then all you need to do is open a PayPal dispute, explain the situation, and receive your money back.
    
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post #9 of 15
Check for mistakes on the sticker.

"Certificate" is usually written wrong.

Just check for typos.

Otherwise, call Microsoft.
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post #10 of 15
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Yeah key looks similar but it hasn't got the back outer ring as in that page, but has the inner holographic ring.
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