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I have a dell windows home premium os disk. I installed it to my new build and learned about the world of licenses. So I have the non genuine version so far. My question is, will the windows anytime upgrade be the license? Or is that used for people who have an older model?

Off topic: would constantly attempting to try to format and install xp my new build cause my north bridge to reach temps of 51c? I have the asus crosshair iv formula board and its known for north bridge issues. (Xp would cause the blue screen that displays a hardware error. Maybe because of the sata disk drive. Tried reinstalling it for 2 hours. )
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I have a dell windows home premium os disk. I installed it to my new build and learned about the world of licenses. So I have the non genuine version so far. My question is, will the windows anytime upgrade be the license? Or is that used for people who have an older model?

Off topic: would constantly attempting to try to format and install xp my new build cause my north bridge to reach temps of 51c? I have the asus crosshair iv formula board and its known for north bridge issues. (Xp would cause the blue screen that displays a hardware error. Maybe because of the sata disk drive. Tried reinstalling it for 2 hours. )
If you have Dell re-installation media, this assumes you also have an OEM license. This OEM license accompanies the original system. The license is non-transferable.

If you bought / built a new system, you need to buy a new license completely. You cannot use the Windows Anytime Upgrade option either because your new system is not linked to a valid existing license.

You need to buy a separate retail license pack, or an OEM license that will be paired with your new system. You should be able to get either one from any online retailer.
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Did the disc not come with a license key or have you already used the key on a previous build? The anytime upgrade should give you a license key if I'm not mistaken.

You can also buy them here.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/default.aspx
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Buy a Windows 7 disc for $100.... I would be very leary about buying Windows keys off of sites, most are not legit.

^^ Although that site (from the post above) is legit since its directly from Microsoft.
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