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[–]mr_completely 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think you can just buy a key; you need to buy a retail copy.

See FAQ from Microsoft here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/get-windows-product-key#get-windows-product-key=windows-7

Have you tried activating your copy of Windows - does it give you some options to buy a key?

By the way, if it helps, you may want to seek answers to this in other Microsoft-related/specific forums/subreddits - Bootcamp has no relation to registering Windows.

[–]DuctTape534[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes it gives me the option to purchase a new key but they're quite expensive. I saw somewhere you could get them cheaper but I can't find where.

[–]mr_completely 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tried eBay? There will probably be some scams but also some legit resellers - just check the reviews etc

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

I don't suppose you're a university student with access to Dreamspark?

[–]DuctTape534[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no but could you explain anyways?

[–]CallMeAdroid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I have access to dreamspark. Is there windows there to download?

[–]Antrikshy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on the institution. My university gives Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 through Dreamspark.

[–]SPKRFCKR 0 points1 point  (1 child)

check out /r/softwareswap

[–]DuctTape534[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is exactly what I was looking for! However, I managed to find another free alternative that I'm not going to elaborate too much on...

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    [–]aedom-san 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    something seems a bit didgy about them, do you have any idea where theyre getting these keys so cheaply?