Can I get an opinion on this PC World link

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    Too good to be true ... ?

    PC World used to be a reputable computer magazine ... but is PCWorld the same PC World? Probably not given the results of a Whois search for

    Could be on-selling already used license keys. They work (activate) on installation giving the user false hope, but get blocked later on when MS catches up (often during an update process)

    I'm suspicious, but .....

    One of the above graphics indicates a link to the cleverbridge web page, a reputable site through which I've purchased other software (you don't buy direct from, they just provide the payment and download management service).

    Hmmm, not sure, don't know ....?
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    I personally thought the site looked a bit ‘iffy’, PC World is a respected Magazine in the UK (same as ComputerActive) but I’d expect their webstore to use the same wording as the magazine.
    However searching for PC World does take me to their website pcworld, if you then click on the ‘deals>software store you reach this: PCWorld Software Store - discounted downloadable software where there is an offer for Win 10 Pro for $39.99.
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    What do you guys think of the offers on ebay there selling Windows pro 64 for a few £££, are they illegal copies? As the people selling them on it say there genuine...?
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    I wouldn't trust it might be a enterprise copy with many keys you don't know
    Some members here and i use that loosely once in a while comes up with free keys that are legit

    But if your key was a Windows 7 or 8 Key their should still be a upgrade available even though i recall they were going to stop it
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    kuyenmotdivad said:
    What do you guys think of the offers on ebay there selling Windows pro 64 for a few £££, are they illegal copies? As the people selling them on it say there genuine...?
    No such thing as an illegal copy (of Windows 10) ... it's the key that's sold that's likely to be illegal.

    It might work on installation, but it would only be a matter of time before Microsoft tracked it down and de-activated the installation.

    eBay (and amazon) make no warranty on the efficacay of the sellers who use their platform(s).

    Why would you want to buy, anyway? It's still free to download. Just rattle up an old Windows 7 key that hasn't been used.
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    trying to install win10
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    trying to install win10

    Not everybody has spare win7 or win8 keys lying around
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    Legit or ...

    Dennis Publishing - London. - ComputerActive.
    Magazine Subscriptions | Dennis Publishing

    "...Launched in 1998, Computer Active is a fortnightly mass market consumer magazine..."

    PCWorld - (NOT CURRYS)

    "...The publication was announced at the COMDEX trade show in November 1982, and first appeared on newsstands in March 1983;... PC World is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.[2] Since 2013, it has been an online only publication..."

    As near due diligence as I can manage at the mo'
    I bought from CA - no problems.
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