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Went to upgrade, activated Windows 7 instead?

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I installed Windows 7 on my new computer, hoping it would activate with my current product key, but for some reason it wouldn't. I thought MSDN AA keys were retail, but either way, I was planning to buy another copy of Windows. I got Windows 8 OEM, so it wouldn't work in the upgrade assistant installer thing, telling me the key was invalid. HOWEVER, it activated the Windows 7 key I used to install Windows in the first place.

Does anyone have any explanation for this sort of thing?
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They are retail, just call up microsoft and do phone activation haven't been refused an activation once with MSDNAA keys.

Was it this error? http://www.virtualcorner.nl/?p=509
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Well, it didn't activate for about 2 weeks, but once it failed to allow my OEM key to be used on the upgrade, it activated the very next time it went for automatic activation. So I have no idea if my key is tied to this motherboard now or not.
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit HP w2338h Chicony KB-2961 SeaSonic X750 80+Gold 
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit HP w2338h Chicony KB-2961 SeaSonic X750 80+Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
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