I've just found on ebay-like auction house Windows 7 Ultimate based on ESD licence. Means that seller sends key via email. He claims that. So, I recently purchased a copy of Windows 10 Home, which I though would be a regular copy, but turned out to be an ESD version. As I do not. Nov 15, - Why spend over £ on Windows when you can buy a cheap key for under How is an OEM licence different to a retail version of Windows?
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