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Windows Vista Product Key for free?

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    I recieved a email message some hours ago, and I was wondering if anybody here could determine if it was legitimate or fraudulent, here's the e-mail :

     

    Sender: Administrator@microsoft.com

     

    Happy Birthday Windows Vista!

    As we approach the one year anniversary of launching Windows Vista® we want to remember you as one of the many people who downloaded and tested one of the Windows Vista Beta or Release Candidates through TechNet or MSDN®.YOU were a significant contributor to the development of Windows Vista. Your participation was extremely valuable to Microsoft, and we would like to say, “Thank You!”

    To show our appreciation, we have several special offers exclusively available to you.

    Offer 1: The ULTIMATE OFFER
    Just go to your favorite retail or online store and purchase a standalone, full package Windows Vista Ultimate product, full or upgrade version, and we will match that with a second, complimentary Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade product key. We will honor a copy you purchased, and first activated, after December 1, 2007. Hurry! This offer expires on January 15, 2008.

    To take advantage of this great offer, simply follow these steps:

    1. Go to http://www.windowsvistaevalcomp.com.
    2. Sign in using the same Windows Live ID that you used to download the beta or release candidate versions of Windows Vista.
    3. Follow the instructions to locate the Product ID on the computer running the qualifying copy Windows Vista Ultimate that you recently purchased.
    4. Enter that Product ID into the online form.
    5. We will then provide you with a Windows Vista Ultimate upgrade key, so you can install Windows Vista Ultimate onto a second machine. (The second machine must have Windows XP or a version of Windows Vista already installed in order to upgrade)



    Please note that this key is NOT for resale, although you may give it as a gift to a friend or colleague. Limit one complimentary key per person. Windows Vista Ultimate Academic and Student versions are not included in this promotion.

    Offer 2: We also have one hundred $250 gift certificates to give away!
    To thank you for helping make Windows Vista the most reliable Windows® yet, taking a short online survey and you be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift certificate (US store, shipping worldwide) to spend however you wish.

    Take the short survey here:
    http://www.windowsvistaevalcomp.comand we will include your name for a chance to win. The survey is anonymous but we need your name for the prize. Of course, we respect your privacy. All entries must be completed by January 15, 2008

    Offer 3: Would you like a truly unique computer personally signed by Bill Gates?
    We’d like to give you the opportunity to own a truly unique computer. This computer is the ASUS W5fe. It is very powerful, small, light weight and incorporates the Windows SideShow™ technology. Each one is personally signed by Bill Gates. We have ten available, but you can only enter to win if you participated in the Windows Vista Beta or Release Candidates through TechNet or MSDN.

    Simply come to
    http://www.windowsvistaevalcomp.com, tell us how you put Windows Vista to work along with your top tips and best practices to get going with Windows Vista today. We’ll select the top ten entries to be published. (Only one story per participant, please.)
    All entries must be completed by January 15, 2008

    And in closing, there is so much written about Windows Vista, how do you sort through and find the right information at the right time, and with the right technical depth? Visit Microsoft’s newest TechNet resource:
    Windows Vista Springboard—the onramp for IT Pros.

    Thank again for participating in the Windows Vista Beta Program!

    Thank you!

    Celine Allee
    Director, Windows Client



    P.S. We would also like to remind you about TechNet Plus. Whenever you subscribe to TechNet Plus, you get full-version software licensed for evaluation purposes. This includes a variety of Microsoft commercial software including:

    • Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Vista®, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Small Business Server).
    • Servers (e.g. Microsoft Exchange Server2007, SQL Server® 2005, BizTalk® Server, Commerce Server, Live Communication Server).
    • Microsoft Office System (2007 Microsoft Office Release, InfoPath®, OneNote®, Visio®, Project).

    For Complete benefits of a TechNet subscription please check this site

    * All of these offers are available only to named recipients of this offer who participated in the Windows Vista Beta or Release Candidates through TechNet or MSDN. These offers are non-transferable and are limited to one each per person. See offer websites for specific rules.

     

     

     

    Well thats the e-mail, I doubt Microsoft would ask for your Product ID, although im not sure how they knew I was a beta tester for Windows Vista, thanks in advance for any information on this problem.

     

    Saturday, December 22, 2007 1:05 PM

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  • SCAM SCAM SCAM TO STEAL UR VISTA KEY
    Saturday, December 22, 2007 6:10 PM
  • If this is a scam, is there any particular part of Microsoft that deal with this sort of thing?, because Microsoft is an enormous company, so is there any particular branch ?, I'd like to report this because some people might give some of their personal information.

    Saturday, December 22, 2007 7:52 PM
  • sgotting:

     

    This offer is NOT a scam. It is real. Please see the announcement that I posted at http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2587776&SiteID=17.

     

    Thanks

     

    -Tony Mann

     

     

    Saturday, December 22, 2007 10:07 PM
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    Tuesday, February 12, 2008 3:55 PM
  •  bodra wrote:
    SCAM SCAM SCAM TO STEAL UR VISTA KEY
    Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:08 AM