Is it legal to use Windows 10 OEM Key on a custom built computer?

Hi I am planing to buy a new computer. But a catch with it is that I need to get an Windows 10 key.

I saw sites like Kinguin and G2A where they sell Windows 10 OEM keys for 15-20$.

I just wanted to be sure if getting those keys and activating on my custom built pc is legal or not.

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It is not legal. OEM key is tied to the motherboard and can not be used on another motherboard.

I am doubtful whether those keys will work. They might expire after some time and you will land into troubles.
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Hi Sadat

The Windows 10 licences sold on Kinguin and G2A are for the most part not legit . . .

They sell volume licence keys, that will initially activate and then a month or so later will deactivate

Those licences are meant to be used in a company environment where Windows would be re-armed on a regular basis, you as a private user cannot do that

Honestly don;t waste your money, we have users here on Community every day after purchasing those keys with a message 'Windows will Expire soon . . .'

You should only purchase Windows form Microsoft, I am not just saying this lightly, for peace of mind, it is the honest truth!
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