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Where can I legally purchase a windows 7 home premium product key?

So I goofed... I was patching up a friends computer recently and reinstalling Win7 home.

I formatted the computer installed windows with no problem but... he had removed his product key sticker and every other sticker on his computer.

He has no problem purchasing a new key but I havent the faintest idea about where to legitimately buy one. Im hesitant to use ebay or the like but would gladly buy one from a reputable source.
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  1. Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect....

    There is nowhere legitimate to buy 'just the key'.
  2. USAFRet said:
    Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect....

    There is nowhere legitimate to buy 'just the key'.


    So I cant just buy a digital copy? I have to purchase the install DVD and physical media?
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    wanamingo said:
    USAFRet said:
    Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect....

    There is nowhere legitimate to buy 'just the key'.


    So I cant just buy a digital copy? I have to purchase the install DVD and physical media?


    Yes. After Windows 8 was released, MS no longer allows resellers to sell the key only.
    The license is what actually costs. The install media is trivial, and freely available.
  4. jeepguy9 said:
    wanamingo said:
    So I goofed... I was patching up a friends computer recently and reinstalling Win7 home.

    I formatted the computer installed windows with no problem but... he had removed his product key sticker and every other sticker on his computer.

    He has no problem purchasing a new key but I havent the faintest idea about where to legitimately buy one. Im hesitant to use ebay or the like but would gladly buy one from a reputable source.

    I was able to buy a ultimate key from
    <REDACTED>
    It took about 15 minutes after paying the order and everything is working perfectly really good service and price.


    Am I the only one who thinks this is fishy...?
  5. r00tb33r said:


    Am I the only one who thinks this is fishy...?


    No, you're not.
  6. I too think this is fishy.
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