Trying to buy a Windows 7 License is impossible

I have a copy of Windows 7 on a VM that I was using for a test. I downloaded the ISO from this website, with the hope of using it for a few days to try something out (I typically use Mac’s and Linux workstations).

I have now decided that I want to keep Windows 7, since it offers some nice tools and applications for managing our VM stack.

I am more than willing to pay Microsoft for this, since I know we will make good use of it. However, everywhere I go, I get redirected to purchase Windows 8 – which I do not want.

Does anyone out there know of a way of getting a Microsoft Windows 7 License without having to buy a disk from eBay or reinstall from scratch?

I will update this post if I ever manage to find a way of doing this!