Are these fake or problematic licenses?

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  1. Posts : 5,183
    Windows 11 Home
       #31

    Balbowa said:
    If you know these are technically illegal keys, and you still use them. Why bother at all, you might as well install and crack and bypass KMS. Don't be buying office for $10 and telling yourself you're doing something right.
    This is flawed, by using a crack, you are breaking the licence terms, but most importantly, the crack can contain a malicious code. Key is clean and in case of legal issues, you have a proof of purchase. The price does not matter, I bought Windows Pro from Microsoft store for $15 previously, still working today. Being cheap does not necessarily mean, it came from illegal sources. There is aways some promo going on somewhere, some up to 99% off. Some people take advantage of it, buy it and then resell it.
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  2. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #32

    TairikuOkami said:
    This is flawed, by using a crack, you are breaking the licence terms, but most importantly, the crack can contain a malicious code. Key is clean and in case of legal issues, you have a proof of purchase. The price does not matter, I bought Windows Pro from Microsoft store for $15 previously, still working today. Being cheap does not necessarily mean, it came from illegal sources. There is aways some promo going on somewhere, some up to 99% off. Some people take advantage of it, buy it and then resell it.
    Good point. These keys mostly turn out to be legal (retail, not MAK). MS doesn't care much about perpetual licenses of Office since they are earning more from their Office 365 subscription which isn't available for cheap (except some sale in India where O365 Home was available for $40/1 year) and through illegal means unlike the Perpetual ones.
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  3. Posts : 272
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    Thread Starter
       #33

    TairikuOkami said:
    This is flawed, by using a crack, you are breaking the licence terms, but most importantly, the crack can contain a malicious code. Key is clean and in case of legal issues, you have a proof of purchase. The price does not matter, I bought Windows Pro from Microsoft store for $15 previously, still working today. Being cheap does not necessarily mean, it came from illegal sources. There is aways some promo going on somewhere, some up to 99% off. Some people take advantage of it, buy it and then resell it.
    Excuse me, would you suggest me links for purchasing Office 2019 for cheap price?
    Key, no crack. Please.
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  4. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #34

    Tsw88 said:
    Excuse me, would you suggest me links for purchasing Office 2019 for cheap price?
    Key, no crack. Please.
    Why not try the one that you posted for $5.99? Later just check the license type with the commands I shared.
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  5. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #35

    Hey there! I found one deal here. They are gonna provide 25 letter key so seems good but I would check the license after activation to be sure it is legit.
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  6. Posts : 11,184
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #36

    RK1997 said:
    Hey there! I found one deal here. They are gonna provide 25 letter key so seems good but I would check the license after activation to be sure it is legit.
    Hi there.


    Your link doesn't work currently but there's other places -- just do a bit of primary research.


    The planet is a huge place and there's all sorts of deals available -- a Global market now -- all you have to do is understand that "There's more places to buy things than in USA or EU". While some of the cheap stuff might be "AYOR" the license keys on these are usually valid as some big 3rd world or other OEM manufacturer may have got a whole slew of these licenses legit from Ms and are just selling them on.

    People like Alibaba / Amazon etc would soon remove supplier if they were selling "fake goods" and Ms started complaining.

    There's still quite legal copies of Windows 10 Pro around for cheap prices too --- also be a bit adventurous -- these days it's easy to get a Windows / Office version that's in almost any language on the planet and then simply add English as your main language if that's what you want --there's always deals in 3rd world countries (and China too).

    Cheers
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  7. Posts : 1,602
    W10 Enterprise
       #37

    Just looked on Amazon UK and Office 2019 is there, at a cheap price, fullfilled by Amazon. So why would these not be considered genuine.
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  8. Posts : 471
    Windows 10 Pro
       #38

    I always buy cheap office licenses on ebay. So far not a single one has been revoked by MS. The current one even survived the phone activation process after migration to a new PC.
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  9. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #39

    Got this for $5 yesterday through Amazon but can't find the seller now. Here's what license check through Command Prompt shows.
    Code:
    PRODUCT ID: 00338-91691-04629-AA248
    SKU ID: de52bd50-9564-4adc-8fcb-a345c17f84f9
    LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusR_Retail edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, RETAIL channel
    BETA EXPIRATION: 01-01-1601
    LICENSE STATUS:  ---LICENSED---
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: QV697
    Sorry for posting in this old thread.
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  10. Posts : 11,184
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #40

    RK1997 said:
    Got this for $5 yesterday through Amazon but can't find the seller now. Here's what license check through Command Prompt shows.
    Code:
    PRODUCT ID: 00338-91691-04629-AA248
    SKU ID: de52bd50-9564-4adc-8fcb-a345c17f84f9
    LICENSE NAME: Office 16, Office16ProPlusR_Retail edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 16, RETAIL channel
    BETA EXPIRATION: 01-01-1601
    LICENSE STATUS:  ---LICENSED---
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: QV697
    Sorry for posting in this old thread.
    Hi there
    "Wot's prob" !!!
    Not sure though what the Beta stuff is

    I've had around 5 copies (cheap) of Office 2019 -- all update perfectly with update and activate properly --- No "MAK, VL,KMS,CONVERT TO VL" activation loopholes --nothing on computer shows any of those methods there either.

    Just because something is cheap doesn't mean its invalid. If a load of these keys were pirated Ms woukd soon block them - and there would be a lot of "nose" on the Interne about these products.

    I would suggest in your case though with seller disappearing and references to Beta software that this to me sounds dubious in the extreme.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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