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  1.    14 Nov 2015 #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    I am not repeating anything. And yes the info I posted is correct.

    Any keys from the software that is no longer supported, if the software was never activated. It is blacklisted, to keep people from activating unsupported software.

    It has been that way since XP came out.
    Quote Originally Posted by AveYo View Post
    Nice "I'm right, and there's no point arguing it here though" you just did. Only that you're wrong. Your TechNet/MSDN keys have a purchaser name attached to, the moment you received them. It does not matter if you ever use them. What the guy is referring to, is the physical, retail disks from shops around the world, that should be scrapped once Microsoft stops selling.
    I'm sorry but this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

    Microsoft doesn't "blacklist" product keys. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

    If I were to buy any "old" Microsoft product brand new (never activated before), for example, Windows Vista or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, both would activate without any problems, even though Microsoft doesn't sell either officially anymore.

    Product keys don't "expire". I've never heard of Microsoft doing this in their HISTORY. They wouldn't start now.

    A product key is a product key and it never stops being one. MS doesn't know if/when software with a product key is "purchased". Like I said before, I could buy a shrink-wrapped Windows XP disc on a website and activate it without any problems.
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