They are selling volume licence Product Keys, they will work for a month or so and then run out. Very incitement, but i have a feeling that since all mac pros are pretty much exactly the same outside of the processors that as along as you have similar hardware it should theoretically activate and be given a bran new key once it is. Somewhere along the way, one of those persons might have installed it on a second system, activated it, because it went past 10 activation threshold, Microsoft detected it that it was being abused and blocked the key from further use. If you don't follow our , you may not receive a full refund. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Somewhere along the way, one of those persons might have installed it on a second system, activated it, because it went past 10 activation threshold, Microsoft detected it that it was being abused and blocked the key from further use. For the purpose of this article we , installed it on two machines and went straight to eBay where we bought two Windows 10 Professional licenses from two random sellers.
Also, these licenses never expire. Thus if you constantly had to rebuild the system you do not need to do anything special. Since the details of how activation works are unknown I cannot conclusively refute what you have written. Platform: Windows Language: English You must return items in their original packaging and in the same condition as when you received them. Only legal user may conclude it after buying a license. All I can suggest is to try it and see.
Microsoft remembers hardware and anyone that did the free upgrade doesn't need to use the key anymore. When people argue about the best way to legally purchase a standalone Windows licence. The key just allows the install nothing else. It works, just like a normal key. Anyway, it works with zero issue so far. I would suggest you to buy a new license from like a computer store or ask Microsoft Answer Desk on how to get one.
Brand: Microsoft Licence Category: Standard Format: E-Mail Min. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program Brand New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. How many other people did he sell this same license key to? My thought is the algorithm becomes more relaxed as time goes on. It worked for me so I could work for you. There's is always a risk in purchasing in third party vendors, instead of you saving money, you might end up paying more just to get what you really wanted. Did your device came with Windows 10 or an earlier version of Windows? Buy it with PayPal - you're protected for something like 6 months.
The person who sold it to you probably sold it to 10 other persons. Recently, there has been a surge of very cheap Microsoft Windows 10 license keys on eBay, Amazon and other online stores. Back to your original question: One cannot know if a license has been previously activated until they try to activate it. Either my activation was a fluke, or my hardware was so similar that it worked. Hence why they say about the dead mobo. My personal experience with activating Windows, at least with retail licenses, is there is likely a time based aspect to the activation.
Does anyone know if eBay Guarantee policy would cover for such instances? From the viewpoint of legal language you do not violate any licensing agreements because you did not conclude any agreement. However it is always recommended to purchase licences from proper distribution channels not second hand off of ebay. No special activation method required. Don't patronize these ebay clowns. Key is tied up with the given machine and cannot be moved or transferred to another machine. But what happens if more people use the license key? Am I violating any licensing agreements? But unfortunately you did not buy a license, you bought just a 25 letters and numbers so you may not install and use Windows. Probably more than you wanted to know and, as no one knows the details, perhaps some inaccuracies.
They claim you are buying a key from dead or faulty hardware that was never used, but I think that's more for E-bays benefit so they won't get shut down too fast than for any other reason. One time I even had one shipped to me, although it wasn't what the model advertised. If they dont then you have a 30 day trail which allows you to buy a copy. Updates, and everything else, works perfectly. We also do refurb office 2010 for windows again trade is £3. In addition to the high level specifications specifics about these, and other, components is likely used.
The main purpose is for evaluation purposes. Refunds by law: In Australia, consumers have a legal right to obtain a refund from a business if the goods purchased are faulty, not fit for purpose or don't match the seller's description. I've heard of people doing it successfully and saving a lot of money, that has not been my experience. I used about a dozen of these cheap Windows licenses from eBay so far and never had any issues with them except once. It's expensive, so i'm thinking of downloading windows 10 on usb and buy a product key from Ebay. Or could these copies possibly be legitimate? The one I bought should be some volume license's key.
If you buy these licenses from Amazon or eBay, your Windows might work for 10 days or 5 years, it all depends how soon Microsoft will catch the reseller who broke their licensing rules and suspend his keys and consequently, the key you bought. Some other key only can activate once. If it activated without error, there's not a problem. However, these can only be installed up to N times, and as soon as they are installed more than N times, Microsoft will block them for abuse. I just wanna clear my conscience and make sure I'm not doing anything wrong. I suspect Microsoft isn't all too concerned about the one off types of issues. Because the agreement under which the subscription is provided is a single license, none of the software should be distributed outside of it.
This means you can continually reactivate the same license on the same hardware over and over and over and over again. See the seller's listing for full details. I know it means it will get blacklisted faster. There are loads and loads and loads of keys floating about. Sellers claim that these are refurbished licenses, but buying these is technically not legal, especially if you are buying just the key.