Windows 10: Are those cheap windows licenses on eBay valid/legal?

Discus and support Are those cheap windows licenses on eBay valid/legal? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Introduction that you might want to skip: So, I am thinking of setting up my own server for the fun of it. Not something like a home toy, but actual... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Kostas0, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Kostas0 Win User

    Are those cheap windows licenses on eBay valid/legal?


    Introduction that you might want to skip:


    So, I am thinking of setting up my own server for the fun of it.

    Not something like a home toy, but actual server hardware, running 24/7 and serving people me being the first, but a couple of others as well.

    I would normally go 100% for Linux, but there are two problems with that:


    1 While I know how to use Linux from the command line, my background has been mostly on Windows. Plus, I am a MS fan boy and I would like to see the new things MS has created in action WAC, Windows Server Core, etc!

    2 I already have a web app written on ASP.NET and I am really scared trying to migrate it to .NET Core. There are some serious problems that require a redesign.


    So, I will have to use one VM with Windows on my hypervisor.


    To the chase:


    I was pretty disappointed so far, seeing that the simplest license costed $500 Essentials version - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-pricing , but then I found this on eBay:


    https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ssn=claidy&_pppn=r1&scp=ce0


    It seems that I can buy Windows Server 2019 DataCenter for.... 17 euros!

    According to the seller, this is legal, and it works with Electronic Software Delivery ESD and with him buying many licenses to reduce the price.


    I looked up ESD and found this:
    http://www.asbis.com/microsoft-esd


    Now, I am not sure what to believe.
    For sure, I won't be buying this software for $500 from MS, because that is almost half a wage for me.

    On the other hand, buying this eBay license makes me insecure because I don't understand how this work. And the possibility of being dragged into a legal conflict because I use a potentially bad license on my basement server, does not sound pretty either.

    What makes me curious though, is the fact that this seller has a pretty spotless reputation on eBay.


    Does anyone know anything about ESD?
    Can I buy this license without fear?


    Or I would have to serve my site from a Windows 10 Home Edition? Are those cheap windows licenses on eBay valid/legal? :D
    Or, even worse, Windows 7 Home maybe? Are those cheap windows licenses on eBay valid/legal? :D


    Isn't there any free Windows Server version for guinea-pigs that MS tests their updates on, before shipping them to real customers?

    Maybe I could be a part of something like that, if I get desperate enough!


    Thanks for any response in advance! :

    :)
     
    Kostas0, Mar 30, 2020
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  2. Is it legal to buy windows 10 pro OEM scrap pc from Ebay?

    Hi

    I just want to make sure if i want to buy Windows 10 pro OEM license (scarp pc ) from ebay and use it in Germany is that legal or illegal?

    since it is very cheap and i know it may be deactivate after months but what i want to make sure about is this Legal to use? or illegal?
     
    Basharbisho, Mar 30, 2020
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  3. Ovidiu94 Win User
    Ovidiu94, Mar 30, 2020
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  4. Are those cheap windows licenses on eBay valid/legal?

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    Hi Kompsist

    Greetings! I am Vijay, an Independent Advisor. I am here to work with you on this problem.

    It is legal to come free from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. But you will have Windows not activated notice within some time as previous license is not legal. Meanwhile, I will suggest you to buy a valid license and change product key with this valid license.

    Do let me know if you have any more question or require further help.
     
    Vijay_Verma, Mar 30, 2020
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