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Old Apr 28, 2021, 11:40 AM   #12
DaJMasta
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I think MS has changed the way they license the OS now, I tried a similar thing a bit ago and while not involving external servers, I had one seller just keep retrying codes that never went through. I eventually got one from someone else that worked but required phone activation (not unheard of for earlier ones), I think it was an OEM key that was resold.

In any case, there is some other kind of digital licensing system they're pushing now that doesn't actually use a key, probably to crack down on this kind of key reselling, not sure of the specifics of it, though.
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