- Jun 24, 2018
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It seems that one can buy Windows OS from Microsoft; buy key/code or whatever its called which I gather are from entities which have bought some sort of licence for unlimited devices and are selling the code/key which allows for installation and updates or download for free from Microsoft but missing some attributes (not sure which; apparently Microsoft sends an invoice at some point but don't delete it either way. The only comment I've found from (supposedly) Microsoft is that its better to buy from them i.e. no denunciation of other sources - so it all seems rather unclear although probably similar to someone buying a CD and copying it and selling copies; not legal but not easily stopped unless they are a major distributor. I don't dislike Mac OS sufficiently to buy Windows from MS so its a "live" issue.