Windows 8 CD posted for sale on eBay

It has been discovered that a CD which contains a copy Windows 8 Milestone 3, is on sale at the popular internet auction site, eBay. The seller, which appears to be based in Canada, is offering the CD for $1,500 or $100 as a starting price for auction.

According to winrumours, it is not clear whether it is a genuine internal copy of Microsoft's next operating system or an unofficial version. Given that Microsoft obviously have rights to the product and that the seller has no right to sell the software, it is likely the company will be asking eBay very shortly to remove the item from the auction site.

It isn't surprising that there are some individuals that intend to make a few dollars, many have previously also posted leaked builds for sale with the hope that someone on the internet will be that eager get their hands on the software. However the build that the seller has posted will soon be out of date as it is expected that Microsoft will be showing off their pre-beta build of Windows 8 at WPC later this week. It's already been confirmed that the Redmond based company will be releasing a public beta of the OS at their BUILD conference in September.

The date in which Windows 8 will become readily available to the public has yet to be confirmed, however some sources suggest October 2012 while others are more optimistic by placing a date for RTM in April 2012.

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texasghost said,
Plus...I have to say this....

Person who tried to sell a bootleg software CD has to be a guy. Women wouldn't do that.

Um...what?!
gender discrimination...

For all of those commenting on the seller using the term "CD" instead of "DVD," unless you are joking, it's entirely possible the seller is just using "CD" to encompass any kind of optical disc. We all of course know it won't fit on a "CD."

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And Ebay will probably suspend this guys account as well for selling bootleg software.

Why would I want to buy for something when it is probable to be leaked in the following weeks... Stupid indeed. XD

This is fake. All this guy did was copy the images from ChrisNT123's website that showed the new Setup wizard and OOBE and is now posting like they actually have Windows 8.

Mr. Dee said,
This is fake. All this guy did was copy the images from ChrisNT123's website that showed the new Setup wizard and OOBE and is now posting like they actually have Windows 8.
Exactly! Why not post pictures of the tile interface in action if its Milestone 3? Not even a screenshot of the watermark with the buid no. He prolly just burned the leaked pre M3 build to disc and is out to make some money.

Edited by AsherGZ, Jul 11 2011, 2:24pm :

Whatever build he's selling is prior to 7989, those screenshots are missing things available in the latest (leaked) build. And given that he's showing off the out-of-box experience (which isn't enabled by default) it's not an original disk since the install.wim files have been modified.

ilovetech said,
Apparently screenshot pasted are of build 7850 which is milestone 1
The screenshots are from 2 difrent builds. lmao

CraigAaron said,
i think its already gone, i tried to look on ebay for it and had no luck in the results

It's still there, in the article, click "seller has no right to sell the software" that is a link to the e-bay site.

FalsePositive said,
lol

lol lol: since when is windows 8 on CD ??? from what I see in the growth in the size of the OS Win8 will come on a blu-ray

ramik said,

lol lol: since when is windows 8 on CD ??? from what I see in the growth in the size of the OS Win8 will come on a blu-ray

/s Yeah, it's certainly not fake.

Omg why did they even post this.

ramik said,

lol lol: since when is windows 8 on CD ??? from what I see in the growth in the size of the OS Win8 will come on a blu-ray

No it wont. Remember windows 8 is also targeting for the tablet market. Its not likely any tablet will have 40GB of SoC.

gzAsher said,
No it wont. Remember windows 8 is also targeting for the tablet market. Its not likely any tablet will have 40GB of SoC.

System On a Chip would definitely not contain 40GB of Flash area... I think you mean SSD/Disk?