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Smile Cheap Win 8.1 Keys from MS partner - 06-29-2014, 15:14 | posts: 303 | Location: London UK

Hi Guys,

I dont normally post endorsing a company, but this was so simple,straightforward and legit.

I've just purchased a 4 year old laptop and wanted to upgrade from win 7 to win 8.1 pro, I didn't want to spend $100 for it and found this legit website that offers a substantial discount on win 8.1 pro (and other versions) and other Microsoft software.

You simply choose what version or flavour of win 8.1 you want, checkout with paypal, and they send you the key via email within 6 hours (mine took less than an hour) you can get them to supply you with a download link for an extra £3 or you can just go to Microsoft website and download the any-time upgrade advisor, simply input the key that this company has sent you and you have a fresh copy of win 8.1 for £35 instead of £70-£80. If there are any problems then you can email a lovely lady called SARA and she will sort it out for you. I had no problems at all it was a straight forward process and hassle free. I would definitely recommend these guys.


I can post the link but I don't want to upset the mighty Hilbert, if its OK to post the link I will but for now please PM me and I will send you the link.

** I am in know way associated with this company/website I am merely posting of my experience with dealing and purchasing from them.



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Default 06-29-2014, 15:15 | posts: 6,502 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Cheap Microsoft product keys always ring alarm bells with me
   
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Default 06-29-2014, 15:18 | posts: 303 | Location: London UK

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Cheap Microsoft product keys always ring alarm bells with me
I was exactly the same, but this is really legit, I have an activated win 8.1 copy for £35 no strings even the download link they sent me was an MS one I paid an extra 6.99 for media center from MS and no probelms at all, it would have flagged up if it was not legit
   
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Default 06-29-2014, 15:36 | posts: 6,502 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Yea you could be getting MAK keys that MS find out are being sold and blacklist at any time

Easy enough to provide genuine download links to Windows ISOs, Digital River links are all over the net

Anyway good luck, hopefully none of the above is true

You could have installed XBMC Media Centre for free though lol
   
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Default 06-29-2014, 15:39 | posts: 303 | Location: London UK

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Yea you could be getting Volume License keys that MS find out are being sold and blacklist at any time

Easy enough to provide genuine download links to Windows ISOs, Digital River links are all over the net

Anyway good luck, hopefully none of the above is true

You could have installed XBMC Media Centre for free lol
XBMC is good but I find it slightly cumbersome and prefer media centre

they are a certified MS partner I have checked them out... if you want to have a look yourself send me a PM and ill giver you the link to see for yourself
   
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Default 06-29-2014, 15:40 | posts: 6,502 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Nah its fine cheers, Ive got a couple 8.x keys already
   
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Default 06-29-2014, 15:45 | posts: 303 | Location: London UK

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Nah its fine cheers, Ive got a couple 8.x keys already
cool no probs
   
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Default 06-30-2014, 09:23 | posts: 6,502 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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cool no probs
It got the better of me so I asked MS if they have any partners selling keys for so cheap, this was their reply:

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Thank you for contacting Microsoft Customer Service.

For your inquiry, aside from Microsoft Store online our legitimate partners on selling our products is Amazon. Any other online shops that sells our product may not be recognized by our company. To avoid any inconvenience in the future, we suggest that it is best to purchase Microsoft products at Microsoft store or our recognized partner reseller.

For further assistance, you can contact Microsoft Customer Service at 0344-800-2400. For your convenience, our representatives are available Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM. You can also chat with our Answer Tech agents, just visit the website at www.answerdesk.com

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Default 06-30-2014, 16:52 | posts: 276

I also bought a cheap key with no issues - but it's not a full 8.1 copy. It was an upgrade to windows 8.

That's an interesting, and I'm sure not entirely complete response from MS. There are dozens of legit locations to buy MS products. Surely their legitimate partners is not limited to "is Amazon" or their authorized reseller [Amazon?].

e.g.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/windows-...&skuId=1805813

Granted, it's not cheap, but one would imagine it is a legitimate, MS authorized sale.

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I also bought a cheap key with no issues - but it's not a full 8.1 copy. It was an upgrade to windows 8.

That's an interesting, and I'm sure not entirely complete response from MS. There are dozens of legit locations to buy MS products. Surely their legitimate partners is not limited to "is Amazon" or their authorized reseller [Amazon?].

e.g.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/windows-...&skuId=1805813

Granted, it's not cheap, but one would imagine it is a legitimate, MS authorized sale.
It may have been referring to activation keys. What Best Buy sells are boxed DVDs. But I'm not sure about it. I bought my retail copy of Windows 8 Pro at Amazon at $100. I wanted retail for its flexibility when upgrading PC components. I already changed my PC and the activation worked on my new rig, after a phone call activation that was.
   
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Default 06-30-2014, 22:13 | posts: 10,438 | Location: Toledo Ohio

If you work for a public school system that uses Microsoft, you get it free!
   
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If you work for a public school system that uses Microsoft, you get it free!
i do work for a public education system, its not free but heavily subsidised. and you can only have 1 copy of something. that's why I used this
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 15:44 | posts: 351

I got my unopened unused boxed copy of Windows 8 Pro on eBay for $32. Of course it's now patched to 8.1 Update 1. I'm sure the seller took a loss since he said he bought it on Amazon but never used it.

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Hi Guys,
I can post the link but I don't want to upset the mighty Hilbert, if its OK to post the link I will but for now please PM me and I will send you the link.
Deckard.
Sure post the link, still sounds dodgy though.


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Default 07-06-2014, 18:04 | posts: 303 | Location: London UK

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Sure post the link, still sounds dodgy though.
I hope its not, as I have bought one. they seem OK

http://www.pay4key.com/
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 18:32 | posts: 2,181 | Location: Canada

WhoIs lookup for pay4keys.com.

http://www.ip-adress.com/whois/pay4keys.com
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 18:51 | posts: 2,141 | Location: USA, Pennsylvania

They give a 180 day guarantee. Which is pretty convenient because it's very easy to get a 180 day trial key.

If you want to make sure you are getting something that will last open CMD as administrator and type...
slmgr -xpr
Do a little math, make sure you are not getting ripped off.
   
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They give a 180 day guarantee. Which is pretty convenient because it's very easy to get a 180 day trial key.

If you want to make sure you are getting something that will last open CMD as administrator and type...
slmgr -xpr
Do a little math, make sure you are not getting ripped off.
180 day sounds suspiciously like KMS to me

As I said earlier, Volume License / MAK key

@ OP - The name of the URL itself says WARNING to me alone
   
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Default 07-06-2014, 20:23 | posts: 1,300 | Location: Portugal

Gonna hijack the thread.

You guys know where can i buy a w8.1 key for the cheapest? Microsoft site in portuguese is a mess and i don´t need physical disk, just want a key to inject some life into the laptop.

If any of the guru spare a key for me i wouldnt mind either...

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I hope its not, as I have bought one. they seem OK

http://www.pay4key.com/
I hope it's legit, but just sayin' man. The Whois info is protected, there is no address or company info and the email used they use is an (relatively) untraceable gmail address. Doesn't sound good. Then again, the key might be valid MSDN key though. There's a reason why Microsoft wants to close that down.

Also, I checked it out a little, I honestly can't find any negative user comments on these guys. Well, keep us posted though. I mean hey, if it works it works and it would be a great deal.


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Default 07-06-2014, 20:29 | posts: 223 | Location: UK

€16.50

I've used G2A for games, was ok and backed with paypal, but that seems too cheap
   
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€16.50

I've used G2A for games, was ok and backed with paypal, but that seems too cheap
Hello sunn, is this legit for real?
   
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€16.50

I've used G2A for games, was ok and backed with paypal, but that seems too cheap
Sheeesh that is cheap.


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Default 07-06-2014, 20:36 | posts: 16 | Location: Canada

Folks, I am going to just say it how it is: Avoid any Microsoft Windows keys below $80. Unless it's directly from Microsoft or a company you are able to guarantee a refund from if the key is not legitimate/stolen/whatever, stay away from it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
   
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Hello sunn, is this legit for real?
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Sheeesh that is cheap.
Never brought a software key from G2A.com but I have brought many many Steam keys, Origin keys, and other game keys from there. Always had top notch service from their 24hour help desk as well.

Those W8/8.1 keys are from marketplace users only, this is basically other people (like me or you) selling their key online (obviously it should of been tested to make sure its not already been used). But seen as its backed up by paypal and the legit service of G2A.com I would say that its a pretty sweet deal.

Although you will have to wait in a que to talk to the one of the G2A helpdesk people in order to get your key. It is not automatically sent out to you.
   
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