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    Can you still buy keys anywhere?

    I upgraded the missus' laptop to Windows 7 Pro N over the weekend but it's complaining that the key is already in use (don't remember using it before but I may well have done...)

    Tried to buy her a new key but Microsoft very [un]helpfully only sell Windows 8 keys now.

    Is there anywhere online I can get a (legitimate) Windows 7 Pro N key any more? I know I can buy discs still but was hoping for just a key to keep costs down...

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    Nobody know an online retailer still selling legitimate Win 7 keys?

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    I have one I never used.

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    Can you go down the phone route? That seems to work even if the key is a bit iffy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Nobody know an online retailer still selling legitimate Win 7 keys?
    Microsoft do: Windows 8.1 Pro Student (£49.99) or Windows 8.1 Pro (£99.99)?

    Once you have purchased the OS, call Microsoft to request your Windows 7 Pro key.
    Last edited by Arthur; 14th February 2014 at 04:32 PM.

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    Yes, the telephone activation usually works in this situation - I tried to activate a copy of Vista recently (back when Beta testers were given a free licence, I wouldn't have paid for it otherwise) when it told me the key was already in use. Quick call to the Activation number which then allowed me to activate.

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