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  1.    29 Sep 2015 #11
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    Trnava
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    10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Marchfc7 View Post
    but the person says they are going to revoke the windows licence can they do this and what does it mean ?
    Nope, they can not do anything to revoke your licence, whenever it came from.
    Once 10 is activated, it stays that way forever, even after reinstall on that same computer.
    You will be probably using illegally, but unless it is a corporate computer, it does not really matter.
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  2.    29 Sep 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,552
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Run showkey plus from this forum:
    Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

    when you get the screen shown in the above post, click on the product keys to XXXX them out, and then post the result that you get and we'll be able to help you more.
    I guess the OP doesn't need help all that urgently any more.....
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #13
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
    Posts : 1,336
    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I guess the OP doesn't need help all that urgently any more.....

    That would be my guess as well.
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  4.    29 Sep 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 419
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1709 build 16299.15

    Troll not making sense as usual.
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  5.    30 Sep 2015 #15
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    Nine Mile Falls WA
    Posts : 517
    win 10 pro x64

    Why just why would you buy windows 10 when its free, will never understand people who spend money on something that is free.
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  6.    30 Sep 2015 #16
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10 unfortunately

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyb View Post
    Why just why would you buy windows 10 when its free, will never understand people who spend money on something that is free.
    What do you mean it's free? You can have a free upgrade from Vista, Windows 7 and 8, but to get that you had to buy and own one of those three. If you don't have Windows and want to get you hands on the latest one, you need to buy one. Unless you're talking about pirating, in which case, yeah it's "free", I guess....
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  7.    30 Sep 2015 #17
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    MSDN keys are genuine keys. But the terms of the agreement you accept to get them means you can't resell them. They are for your personal use only, and even then, its for testing purposes. I have an MSDN subscription. I can't revoke any of my keys, but Microsoft can. I'd be surprised if very many people were selling MSDN keys. MSDN is very expensive and Microsoft holds a dim view to anyone reselling those keys. You get caught and by by subscription. They have also limited the number of keys you can request. I get 5 for 10 Pro and 5 for 10 Home. You'd have to sell a lot of keys to get your investment back. There were a lot of TechNet keys sold online though, likely why TechNet was killed. It was a lot cheaper than an MSDN subscription, a lot cheaper. Some bought it just to sell the keys. They also limited the number of keys you could get with TechNet towards the end. It was 3 keys per edition and not every edition when I had my TechNet subscription.

    There are other ways this can happen. If you bought a used Company PC that has a MAK key on it. The company that has the license for that key can revoke it. I do believe they can also lock out individual PC's from activating with that key. I'm guessing the OP has a Volume License key, not a full Retail key. They seem to be MIA now though so we may never know.
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  8.    30 Sep 2015 #18
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by tector View Post
    What do you mean it's free? You can have a free upgrade from Vista, Windows 7 and 8, but to get that you had to buy and own one of those three. If you don't have Windows and want to get you hands on the latest one, you need to buy one. Unless you're talking about pirating, in which case, yeah it's "free", I guess....
    Can't upgrade from Vista to Windows 10.
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  9.    30 Sep 2015 #19
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    Widows 10/Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Can't upgrade from Vista to Windows 10.
    Odd, I've just done one. Vista Home Premium to W10 Home
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  10.    30 Sep 2015 #20
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 729
    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Can't upgrade from Vista to Windows 10.
    True Vista is not included in the free upgrade deal. You can buy a discounted 7 or 8 and then upgrade to 10.
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