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[–]mckeansa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have purchased a windows 8.1 key from a seller on bonanaza. Thought it took about 16 hours to get it via email it worked fine and activated immediately in the US. I did use paypal just in case and would recommend it.

[–]Tzahi12345 0 points1 point  (1 child)

They look like they have a decent return policy so it may be worth a try, and if you pay with paypal, you can file a dispute is worse comes to worst.

There are some alternatives such as g2a.com or /r/softwareswap, where you can get keys (not serial numbers but just keys) for about the same price. I got one on /r/softwareswap and I haven't had an issue with it.

About the crashing, I can't say whether it's because of the key or not. Never heard that invalid keys cause that, so I'd make sure that that is the problem and not a hardware or unrelated software issue.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

/r/softwareswap doesn't allow Windows products anymore, there was a pretty huge rash of people abusing a glitch with the student DreamSpark system to get unlimited software keys, last I checked Windows products are banned.