How to check if seller is selling legit Windows 10 software?

This shop is selling Windows 10 Pro for $110. All of their operating sysem prices and other software such as office are marked very cheap in comparision to most stores. I spoke to one of their reps online and they have informed me that none of the software is OEM and all comes with money back guarantee. Also they accept Paypal if there was an issue a refund should be no problems.

Here is the shop link.

https://techwarecity.com/

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yorllim

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*Original title: Legit Software?*

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Hello,

If you're seeing a big difference in prices for license on official site and third-party seller site, be careful. The third-party seller may sell you stolen or counterfeit license. There are certain things you  can check for authenticity of the genuine license. Please refer the 'Beware of Product Keys Sold Separately' section on this official website for more information:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Shop.aspx

We would recommend you to buy genuine license directly from official Microsoft Store online (https://microsoft.com/Store) or offline or from authorized reseller only. 

Good luck! 

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They are likely selling MSDN licenses.

About MSDN or TechNet Product Keys They are genuine Microsoft product keys, they are actually retail licenses, but it is intended for a particular product channel either the Microsoft Software Developer Network (MSDN) or TechNet for IT Professionals who pay a subscription fee.

The main purpose is for evaluation purposes. The great thing about them, unlike trial Microsoft software, MSDN or TechNet keys don't expire. Because the agreement under which the subscription is provided is a single license, none of the software should be distributed outside of it. Even though its $50,000 worth of licenses, it is for one person only to use and no one else.

Unfortunately, regardless of the licensing terms, persons still abuse the program, either giveaway product keys or resell it on auction sites. Microsoft licenses it in good faith that customers won't do so, but I guess human nature wins out.In your case, what probably happened is, you bought an MSDN licensed key, which carries up to 10 activations unlike full packaged retail licenses which only carry 1 activation.

The person who sold it to you probably sold it to 10 other persons. Somewhere along the way, one of those persons might have installed it on a second system, activated it, because it went past 10 activation threshold, Microsoft detected it that it was being abused and blocked the key from further use.

To be guaranteed you are buying genuine software, make sure you buy directly from the Microsoft Store.

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US...
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