Windows 10: Ebay Seller Said to Call Microsoft to Activate Win 8.1.. Is this True?

Discus and support Ebay Seller Said to Call Microsoft to Activate Win 8.1.. Is this True? in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I contacted an ebay seller who is selling a win 8.1 product key. He emailed me saying that I need to activate the win 8.1 product key by calling... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by xlook, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. xlook Win User

    Ebay Seller Said to Call Microsoft to Activate Win 8.1.. Is this True?


    I contacted an ebay seller who is selling a win 8.1 product key. He emailed me saying that I need to activate the win 8.1 product key by calling microsoft and entering the key over the phone. Is this correct? This is his entire email:

    New message:
    Yes, You can use the Product Key as long it is Windows 8.1 Pro x64bit, base on my experience after installation THE MICROSOFT ACTIVATION CENTER will send you ACTIVATION ID thru activating online only, this are several block of numbers that you have to call the FREE CALL number provided by them,
    listen to the instruction, because you will be ask to estate the several block of numbers. After that you will be ask how many computer did you installed with this software, just SAY ONE. OKAY

    Then you have to encode numbers of block A, block C, block D,... etc. In your computer while you are listening in the Phone, after that write the the CONFIRMATION ID on the paper BECAUSE the next time you use the PRODUCT KEY same /exact computer same OS you have already a record for your self, you can go ahead NO need for calling.

    :)
     
    xlook, Jul 25, 2016
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    I called Orange today and they said they wont get the N97 in for weeks. Do any highstreet sellers actually have them yet? Or do I get it off eBay? Fills me with dread the latter



    I want it on PAYG
     
    simonfoy---01, Jul 25, 2016
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    its a fake as grschinon pointed out,typical with ebay report the seller and as he said flog it off sounds bad but you got done so has alot of other people ,i hate these people that sell these fakes of a good product and ts time to take action and get these
    sellers of ebay
     
    techbuzzireland, Jul 25, 2016
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Ebay Seller Said to Call Microsoft to Activate Win 8.1.. Is this True?

    That's telling me the product key has been used to activate the Windows 8.1 on a PC already.

    Who knows if it's actually been removed from their PC or not.

    I'd stay clear of it to be safe.
     
    Brink, Jul 25, 2016
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  5. xlook Win User
    Yeah my gut feeling tells me the same thing.
     
    xlook, Jul 25, 2016
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    I have a family 3 pack Windows 7 retail Product Key that is now blocked from online activation because I have used it so much over the years. Because I now have Windows 10 with digital entitlements on all my computers and after July 29th will have no use for the Windows 7 Product Key, I could sell it on Ebay and say the same thing - you have to activate it over the phone. However, that would be illegal for me to do because that product key is the basis for two of my currently installed Windows 10 upgrades.

    I'm guessing the product key in question on Ebay is probably in the same situation.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 5, 2018
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