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[Bootcamp] Anyone know a place I can buy a cheap Windows 8 Pro product key for bootcamp?

I have it installed I just need to activate it. Thanks guys. Not sure where this post belongs but you guys seem to know a lot about bootcamp.

EDIT!- Windows 8.1

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I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think you can just buy a key; you need to buy a retail copy.

See FAQ from Microsoft here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/get-windows-product-key#get-windows-product-key=windows-7

Have you tried activating your copy of Windows - does it give you some options to buy a key?

By the way, if it helps, you may want to seek answers to this in other Microsoft-related/specific forums/subreddits - Bootcamp has no relation to registering Windows.

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Original Poster2 points · 5 years ago

Yes it gives me the option to purchase a new key but they're quite expensive. I saw somewhere you could get them cheaper but I can't find where.

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Tried eBay? There will probably be some scams but also some legit resellers - just check the reviews etc

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5 points · 5 years ago

I don't suppose you're a university student with access to Dreamspark?

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Original Poster1 point · 5 years ago

no but could you explain anyways?

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I have access to dreamspark. Is there windows there to download?

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Depends on the institution. My university gives Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 through Dreamspark.

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check out /r/softwareswap

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Original Poster0 points · 5 years ago

This is exactly what I was looking for! However, I managed to find another free alternative that I'm not going to elaborate too much on...

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something seems a bit didgy about them, do you have any idea where theyre getting these keys so cheaply?

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