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So when I bought my laptop I had a copy of windows 7 ultimate that I just clean installed so I didn't have to deal with managing the bloatware. But now I'm building a pc for my wife's parents and I am wondering if I could use the serial on the bottom of my laptop to activate windows 7 home premium on the new machine, I have a windows home premium disc but i'm just wondering if the win7 serial on the laptop is bound to it in some way.
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Usually you need the right install disc for the original key, i.e. you can't use a retail win 7 disc with a dell oem win 7 key. However it's not strictly bound to the key but to a group of keys. I.E. Any dell oem win 7 home premium installation disc should work with any dell oem win 7 home premium key. However note that some oem keys are locked to one motherboard and they can't be installed on a 2nd system in the way that retail keys can. Some oem discs are also locked to certain bioses, so for example on install it may say that it's not a dell laptop and therefore it won't even install.

So my answer is most likely not, but you can always try.
     
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i7-3930k @ 4.?GHz Rampage IV Extreme 2x 8800GT 32GB Dominator GT 2133 CL9 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
2xX25-E Raid 0, 1xC300 128GB, + Mechanicals DT 5Noz, EK full cover GPU blocks, EK full cove... RHEL 5.5 WS Dell U3011 + 2005WFP Portrait 
PowerCaseMouse
AX1200 CaseLabs TX10-D + Pedestal Razer DeathAdder 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3930K@4.8 Rampage IV Extreme GTX580 3GB Tri SLI, GTX460 FizzyX 16GB Samsung SuperOverclockingTiny DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 DT 5Noz, Koolance Full Cover GPU blocks, EK ful... Win 7 64 bit Pro Dell U3011 + 2005WFP 
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Sounds good the key is for a Samsung laptop so would you recommend me finding an Samsung iso?

If this edging towards Piracy let me know.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX6850 Rampage Formula HD6950 flashed to HD6970 8gb of OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Raptor in Raid Windows 7 Ultimate 27 inch Samsung Rocketfish 700w :( 
Case
Antec 900 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QX6850 Rampage Formula HD6950 flashed to HD6970 8gb of OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Raptor in Raid Windows 7 Ultimate 27 inch Samsung Rocketfish 700w :( 
Case
Antec 900 
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