vista ultimate for $10?

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  1. SBSuperfly

    SBSuperfly Gawd

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  2. SuperSubZero

    SuperSubZero 2[H]4U

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    You tell me.
     
  3. BX_TECH_GOD

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    Preactivated? hmm sounds sketchy
     
  4. Azhar

    Azhar Fixing stupid since 1972

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    A lot of OEM cd's that comes with machines do this. HP OEM cds never ask for keys or activation.

    I doubt if the software is legit. He probably made many copies of his OEM cds.
     
  5. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Considering that there's another package on his site...Vista Ultimate with Office 2007..for 14 dollars?

    Hmmm.....it may pass WGA checks at the moment..and maybe next week....but in another month or two? I doubt it.
     
  6. defektiv

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    I can gurantee you 110% it's not a legitimate license. It's most likely a pirated VLK license (Volume License). Stay away from it.
     
  7. Eva_Unit_0

    Eva_Unit_0 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I seem to recall there being some sort of cultural idiom about things that seem too good to be true...hmmmmmm...how's that one go again?

    :p
     
  8. jnex26

    jnex26 2[H]4U

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    Prolly a KMS key, works for 6 months without a kms server
     
  9. pxc

    pxc [H]ard as it Gets

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    That's only because of a SLA 2.0 BIOS on the computer and the key & matching certificate being included in the install media. No activation won't work on a computer that doesn't have a matching SLA 2.0 BIOS (e.g. HP OEM disc on a Dell, Lenovo, etc).

    The DVD has been hacked. I'd look up whatever the current 1337 h4<k DVD was, but I don't feel like wasting time.

    To the OP: you're paying $10 to get something you could download free with the same legal status. It's just a warez copy that site is selling.
     
  10. Catweazle

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    I'd collapse in a fit of uncontrollable hilarity if anyone even COMTEMPLATED that it might be legit!


    A supposedly 'genuine' Vista Ultimate which doesn't come in a 'genuine' package, sold for $10 by a seller who doesn't have a profile!

    C'mon :rolleyes:
     
  11. young_one

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    SLA = Service Level Agreement

    SLIC = Software Licensing Description Table

    You got the terminology wrong but the main point correct, I am willing to bet that the CD will have the latest SLIC bios emulator pre-installed and scripted, which for now will work but not forever.

    To good to be true unfortunantly.
     
  12. Bullfrog2099

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    sounds too good to be true. I wouldnt bite
     
  13. Krycek1

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    You can't just get a legit copy from your local school or university for an extra $30 bucks?
     
  14. 450

    450 [H]ard as it Gets

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    Should we report this to MS?
     
  15. Spartan1000

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    I just might.

    EDIT: I emailed Microsoft about this website, and I should (according to their website) get a reply within 24 Hours. This should be interesting to see what they say about this website....

    LOL - watch them accuse me of making the software :p
     
  16. DeaconFrost

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    You can't just walk in to the bookstore and make this purchase....you need to be enrolled in the school.
     
  17. Destonomos

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    luckily my school gives me free os's :)

    So far I've got
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    Server 2003
    Windows Vista Business
     
  18. YeuEmMaiMai

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    it's a hacked DVD stay away from it
     
  19. techminster

    techminster Limp Gawd

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    It's probably warez and it may even contain malware. It's best to just stay away from "deals" like that.