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September 12, 2011 7:29:16 PM

Hey guys i finished my first build like 1 month ago, which i installed windows 7 home premium. I was talking to a guy i met online from playing a game. He offered to give me a free windows 7 ultimate key. I accepted it and typed it in, now it says i have windows 7 ultimate. I am wondering if this can cause any secruity issues, as i didn't buy this.

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a b $ Windows 7
September 12, 2011 7:37:47 PM

Probably, but the majority of us don't use illegal keys around here, and talking about it can get you banned. So your best bet would be to delete this post asap.
a c 655 $ Windows 7
September 12, 2011 8:04:02 PM

It should not cause security issues per se, but will probably start telling you that your copy is illegal eventually. I'd change it back to the old way, you don't gain much by runing Unltimate vs. Premium. Plus Bill Gates is a nice guy that donates billions to charity, you should steal from Apple instead :-)
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September 12, 2011 9:34:18 PM

Yeah what you are doing is wrong and your copy will eventually stop working as your key will not be valid.

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September 12, 2011 11:48:49 PM

I guess you didn't activate your new Windows key yet. So it will stop working anytime from 3days to 120 days from when you changed your key. Anyways if you ask that question you don't need the extra features of Windows 7 Ultimate, just use your regular Windows 7 home premium key.
September 19, 2011 11:58:28 PM

Ok thx for the answer guys, I'll change it back to home premium.
September 19, 2011 11:58:43 PM

Best answer selected by anonnymous.
a c 591 $ Windows 7
September 19, 2011 11:59:14 PM

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