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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
Newegg. get the OEM version for $105.

and i tried to use a Dell Windows CD on a new build once and it didn't work. of course, you don't find out until after you format and install that you can't register it.

i thought i could get away with it because Dell had shipped me an extra CD that didn't actually ship with the computer itself. but they're special versions that only work with Dell motherboards.
I hope this is not against the ToS or anything. However this is not true. In the psat, I used Dell's OEM CD-key on a non-Dell computer and it worked fine. You just have to go through the usual process of calling them and telling them it's on one computer. But I can confirm that it is possible to use a Dell key on non-Dell computer. However, I am not encouraging you to do so because it is technically illegal to be using an OEM Windows CD-key on any other computer than the one it was preinstalled onto.
If my post violates anything, I apologize. Mods, please delete.
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