Where's a cheap and legit place to buy windows 7 digital copies?

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  1. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    I'd like to buy a digital copy of Windows 7 Home or Pro but a lot of shady looking sites come up.

    This one in particular has Pro for a really low price but its based out of Croatia not exactly trustworthy.

    http://programs-outlet.net/product/windows-7-professional-64-bit/

    I'm sure MS sells them but their site is utter garbage, every page directs to Windows 8 sales.
     
  2. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Your best bet would be to buy the key off of someone that has a license that came with their machine, like a new laptop, since the installed key is different than the license on the bottom. Or, find someone that has a technet subscription, and is willing to sell you a key from their pack. You could even go in on a subscription with a bunch of friends, like the basic for $199, divy up the keys for whatever they want, or sell of keys for whatever you don't want, thus reducing the overall cost of the package. Both ways are kinda grey area though.

    Interestingly enough, all these guys that sell keys online are in fact using the 2nd method. They just buy the technet subscription that gets them the most keys, and sell those keys off easily making their money back plus a tidy profit too.
     
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    malmental System Builder > Hardware Specialist

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    OmegaRED - message me your address..
    (all I'm saying... ;))
     
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    BTW, Windows 8 release is just around the corner, and Microsoft is selling the upgrade version for $69. While I wouldn't normally suggest it, the key here is that Microsoft is allowing upgrades from XP, Vista, and Windows 7 to Windows 8. So if you've got licenses for any XP or Vista, then this might be a pretty sweet deal for you.
     
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