Can You Still Buy a Windows 7 Product Key?


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As of June 2015 it is still possible to purchase Windows 7 keys through retailers such as Fry's Electronics. Microsoft has stopped issuing new keys to retailers, but it is legal for existing stock to continue to be sold.

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It is also possible to purchase keys secondhand from private sellers through sites such as Amazon and eBay.

Microsoft ceased issuing new Windows 7 keys as of October 31, 2014. Licenses for OEMs to include most versions of Windows 7 on their PCs will end on October 31, 2015. Windows 7 Professional is a possible exception to this, as Microsoft has yet to establish an end sale date for it.

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