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For multiple reasons I've settled on using Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB.

Apart of getting a fake key or getting a legitimate key revoked, what are the dangers of purchasing / applying an unknown product key to your windows system ?

Edit: I'm willing to take the risk of getting a non-working cd key, on the other hand I'm afraid of having my system compromised by a malicious vendor. Do they have any sort of control on your system via the license / key ?

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    Unless you're buying from a reputable vendor, surely the possibility (likelihood!) of getting a fake one is enough? – ceejayoz Oct 9 '17 at 17:03
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    Another viewpoint, but stress on the reputable or trusted vendor. Just find a good vendor, and this shouldn't be a concern. – Cory Knutson Oct 9 '17 at 17:10
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    If you have to ask then you probably shouldn't be purchasing it from the vendor in question. It isn't hard to purchase a product key from a reputable vendor. – joeqwerty Oct 9 '17 at 17:11
  • I'm willing to take the risk of getting a non-working cd key, on the other hand I'm afraid of having my system compromised by a malicious vendor. Do they have any sort of control on your system via the license / key ? – Alyx Vanderleuren Oct 9 '17 at 17:15
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    It's not "non-working" that I'd be concerned about. It's the Business Software Alliance raiding you I'd be concerned about. – ceejayoz Oct 9 '17 at 17:50
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You have tagged this question . Best practice is to buy from a reputable vendor so that you do not have to worry about getting a fake key or anything else.

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