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I think I made a HUGE mistake. I bought all the pieces to build my computer thinking I could use my old dell OS disk to install it on my build. I just heard that it wont work. Then I thought oh well I guess Ill have to fork out 50 dollars. WINDOWS 7 is 190 dollars!!! What the world, so there is no way to make my dell OS disk work on my build?
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post #2 of 111
The retail version of windows 7 costs that much

The OEM version is like 35 to 40% cheaper. It's just illegal to reactivate it after changing motherboards... You should get the OEM windows 7... It's cheaper
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$99 at newegg
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not legally.

you can buy an oem windows 7 from newegg for a $100, but it will only be good for that computer.
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post #5 of 111
I get it from Memory Express here for about 100 bucks as an OEM disc. I'm pretty sure that's all it costs on newegg too.
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Originally Posted by Kyubimark View Post
I think I made a HUGE mistake. I bought all the pieces to build my computer thinking I could use my old dell OS disk to install it on my build. I just heard that it wont work. Then I thought oh well I guess Ill have to fork out 50 dollars. WINDOWS 7 is 190 dollars!!! What the world, so there is no way to make my dell OS disk work on my build?
Nope, you can't get those dell discs to work on anything but dells.

Also, you can get an OEM version of Win7 for about $130. They used to be $100 but the price went up recently.

EDIT - Also, please watch your language. Edit your post please.
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If you go to college you might be able to get it for free or student discount ($35).
    
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Solution:
Install Ubuntu.
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post #9 of 111
Typically no. Your OEM dell disk would be licensed to that specific hardware only. Using that key will not work with a non-OEM install.

Also, many many places sell Windows 7 for much less than $190.
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post #10 of 111
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If you go to college you might be able to get it for free or student discount ($35).
It's actually up to $65 for a student discount version of windows now.
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