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February 21, 2010 1:56:14 PM

Hey, I just finished my computer build (thanks to all the advice from this forum, especially MadAdmiral). My question now is that I want to purchase a copy of Windows 7 64-bit. I've seen a few "used" ones on ebay. Even ones that say they've used the 32 bit but not the 64-bit. Do you think I can use these? I would think Bill Gates would have something in place not to let the user load it a second time.

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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February 21, 2010 1:57:57 PM

If the 32-bit one has been used then you can't use the 64-bit one. I'd say that any "used" Windows 7 is suspect.
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February 21, 2010 2:08:00 PM

That's what I thought. Thanks ijack.
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February 21, 2010 2:11:23 PM

brwoodruff said:
I would think Bill Gates would have something in place not to let the user load it a second time.
Actually it would be 'let a 2nd user' use the same activation key.
I think you're right. It's called Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA).

If something looks 'too good to be true' - it probably is (from an actual Ebay ad:
Like Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64-Bit) Full Version (Activation Retail Key only) $45.00



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February 21, 2010 2:58:38 PM

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December 10, 2011 10:59:26 PM

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