Can a 5-dollar serial number-activated Windows 10 work as a genuine one? Microsoft doesn’t allow it to

Microsoft’s Windows 10 system, or Win10, has installed more than 1 billion people, many of whom have been upgraded through free means. But Win10 system is not free, the sale price is still quite expensive, the family version will be 1088 yuan, many people will not buy so expensive.

In addition to the official sale of the genuine Win10, the Internet also has a super-cheap means to “activate the genuine” Win10, that is, the e-commerce channel to buy a few dollars of the so-called genuine activation code, many people think that this kind of fee activation version is the genuine Win10.

Such activation code cheap as long as a few dollars, 5 dollars can certainly buy, and not only domestic has such activation, copyright protection is good in Europe also has such activation means.

Hardware info website recently made an interesting test, they bought some ultra-cheap Win10 activation code from the Internet, the lowest as just 3.73 euros, expensive as long as 24.94 euros, equivalent to less than 5-25 yuan domestic to buy activation code.

Can a 5-dollar serial number-activated Windows 10 work as a genuine one? Microsoft doesn't allow it to

The verification process is also simple, they purchased these activation codes did successfully activate the Win10 system, because most of them are Win7 product keys, through which to upgrade Win10, should still take advantage of Microsoft’s free upgrade Win10 “offer.”

Can a 5-dollar serial number-activated Windows 10 work as a genuine one? Microsoft doesn't allow it to

Now the most critical question comes, so that the activated Win10 system is really genuine Win10? On the surface, the system description must appear as genuine, but the key to whether or not the genuine or not is Microsoft’s decision.

Hardware info websites can’t judge this question, so they contacted Microsoft, but Microsoft was very cautious, only denying that it was associated with these activation sites, but did not give a clear answer as to whether the activated Win10 system is genuine.