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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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Creating multiple threads doesn't help you get your question answered.
    
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Creating multiple threads doesn't help you get your question answered.
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Windows Anytime Upgrade is only upgrading a licensed edition to a higher-level edition, like Home Premium to Professional. You should just go to a store and buy a copy of Windows.
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peel the oem 7 sticker off the side of a computer or use the one on the dell. the first time you reinstall is the first time the number on the sticker gets used because the factory uses it's own to install 7 to all the hard drives, a different number than on the side of the case. if you haven't reinstall on 7 machine you can see by using key finder and compare them.
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