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How is this computer shop activating Windows 7 when he does not have a key?

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December 28, 2013 4:44:30 PM

My friend bought a laptop from this computer store and it did not come with COA sticker on it.

The computer shop guy said all computers I seller are genuine but don't have COA sticker on them.

I was like okay how do you even activate the Windows if they don't come with a COA sticker?

He told me he buys the Windows.

I told them listen man a person can format his Pc many times as he like if it crashes and use his Windows disc to format and then activate the OS with the COA sticker that came with his PC when he bought it new out of the box.

He tells me no that's not possible in and is lying in front of every one in the shop.

I told him look I have proof snapshot it's real says "Windows Is Activated"
He makes up lies and says I used a pirated version of Windows.

How did I even use a pirated version of Windows.
This guy is a lier and a thief if you ask me.


I went to a different shop and they told me if you have the COA sticker you can activate Windows easily when you format a clean install.
Also a person can activate Windows from a phone.

Anyway back to my friend laptop he has Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit x86.
It did not come with the key but I managed to get the key using Belarc Advisor it's key finder and we copied the key down.

Once it crashed he took it to the computer shop and he formatted the guy so I used Belarc Advisor again and it matched the same key as before it was about to crash.

That computer shop guy he is keeping the COA stickers for him self. and ripping people off.

So then I re formatted the PC the key Belarc Advisor found worked easy.

Can the computer shop guy get in trouble for doing this?
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December 28, 2013 4:47:57 PM

What kind of laptop is it?
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December 28, 2013 4:52:38 PM

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My friend bought a laptop from this computer store and it did not come with COA sticker on it.

The seller is required to give the buyer the COA or activation key.

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Can the computer shop guy get in trouble for doing this?

Yes, he can.

Windows 7 Ultimate is far more expensive than other versions. No reason to 'buy it', unless you are in a corporate environment.

In future, I would avoid buying anything from this guy .
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December 28, 2013 4:55:44 PM

There are a lot of IF's there that are not being address. What kind of laptop is it?
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December 28, 2013 4:58:11 PM

Why is the brand so important?
Any laptop can be activated using a COA that came with it.

Plus the laptop is a Compaq but now my friend moved with Lenovo and has Dedicated Nvidia graphics.
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December 28, 2013 5:01:28 PM

@USAFRet Thanks I know COA is most important but for Windows 8 does not come with COA sticker only a glowing sticker meaning the key is in the BIOS they implemented this idea due to piracy.
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December 28, 2013 5:04:39 PM

napninjanx said:
@USAFRet Thanks I know COA is most important but for Windows 8 does not come with COA sticker only a glowing sticker meaning the key is in the BIOS they implemented this idea due to piracy.


Right. Is that there?
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December 28, 2013 5:05:48 PM

Because he could be using the restore partition to reinstall 7. He could also be using OEM SLP activation with an ordinary 7 cd. None of these is problematic so long as he is installing the correct windows edition.

Not sure why he would remove the COA.
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December 28, 2013 5:11:18 PM

FALC0N said:
Because he could be using the restore partition to reinstall 7. He could also be using OEM SLP activation with an ordinary 7 cd. None of these is problematic so long as he is installing the correct windows edition.

Not sure why he would remove the COA.


The fact that he is doing that is a major red flag.
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December 28, 2013 5:11:32 PM

Xp, vista, and 7 all had a license in the bios as well. It was just implemented differently.
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December 28, 2013 5:13:48 PM

The fact that he appears to be removing the COA does raise an eyebrow. Your right about that.
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December 28, 2013 5:26:51 PM

Exactly he just wants to make big money profit. On eBay when I bought a PC it came with the COA Sticker no matter what. Even if it was bought used.
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December 28, 2013 6:08:26 PM

I'm not so sure about that. Maybe, but there are other possibilities. All you have so far are missing COA keys from a royalty OEM machine.
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December 28, 2013 6:09:41 PM

True. But least I found the key to the PC Laptop.
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