Where can I legally purchase a windows 7 home premium product key?

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So I goofed... I was patching up a friends computer recently and reinstalling Win7 home.

I formatted the computer installed windows with no problem but... he had removed his product key sticker and every other sticker on his computer.

He has no problem purchasing a new key but I havent the faintest idea about where to legitimately buy one. Im hesitant to use ebay or the like but would gladly buy one from a reputable source.
 

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Amazon, Newegg, TigerDirect....

There is nowhere legitimate to buy 'just the key'.
 

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So I cant just buy a digital copy? I have to purchase the install DVD and physical media?
 

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Yes. After Windows 8 was released, MS no longer allows resellers to sell the key only.
The license is what actually costs. The install media is trivial, and freely available.
 

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Am I the only one who thinks this is fishy...?
 

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