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Windows 7 Ultimate, eBay screwed me. Solution?

post #1 of 14
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Well, I got a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate from eBay back in September. Just yesterday when I turned on my computer I get a notice that says my windows is not genuine. So I retype my crap and everything. So just earlier today I called and talked to 4 different people about trying to activate my windows and whatever. In the end I find out that my copy of windows was only for Developers and not Retail so they blocked my product key.

So in the end, is there really anything I can do about this or should I just suck it up and realize I got owned and go buy another copy from somewhere other than freakin eBay?
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post #2 of 14
Nothing you can do. That's why it's never a good idea to buy Windows off eBay. You can go through TechNet or buy it for $30 with an .edu email.
post #3 of 14
If you're a student you could get an 'upgrade' to windows 7 professional for $30.

Ebay makes me cringe...

Edit: Gha, ninja'd again
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Well, I don't really have any legit copies of windows for an upgrade. I decided to be nice and buy a copy and this is what happens, haha.

Can you get a full retail version (not upgrade) if you're a student? I'm not one but my girlfriend is, same thing right?
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post #5 of 14
Nothing you can do now.

Lots of people on eBay sell technet Windows licenses, hardly none are retail. Never use eBay for Windows licenses.
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post #6 of 14
You can install the upgrade version of windows 7 and change a registry entry and it will be the same as a full install. I'll try and find the post that explained it...

Here's the site
Edited by Daggerfist - 4/5/11 at 4:10pm
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post #7 of 14
The seller screwed you, not ebay.
Click on the deals section and the win7 pro $30 link. If you have an .edu email or no of someone you can get the win7 pro download for $30 which also does a full install. Never had any problems with mime.
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post #8 of 14
I bought a copy of Ultimate on ebay, sellers address was listed as New York city but
PayPal showed my going to the bank of Shanghai, I immediately tried to contact the seller only to be notified that seller had closed their ebay account.

I got a refund from PayPal and 2 weeks later I get a package from China with a copy of win7 ultimate and some other disc called the windows perpetuation project
trashed that and bought a OEM copy off Newegg.

I feel for ya PhrydMog, at least I got my money back
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post #9 of 14
http://www.overclock.net/windows/753304-windows-7-download-links-install-reactivation.html

Should you find a LEGAL key and not have a disk to install with give this a whirl.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Rangerscott;13015066 
The seller screwed you, not ebay.
Click on the deals section and the win7 pro $30 link. If you have an .edu email or no of someone you can get the win7 pro download for $30 which also does a full install. Never had any problems with mime.

Yeah, I love eBay! First time getting screwed after ebay for years, not too shabby I'd say.

So for $30 I can get a full install of Win7 Pro with Key legally? Sweet.
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