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Old October 24, 2012, 04:56 AM
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Sounds like that disc+key was designed for Dell.

With Windows 7, there's something called SLIC licensing which requires a certificate on the DVD along with a matching certificate embedded in the BIOS.

You'll have to buy OEM or Retail media from a retailer like NCIX, Newegg, etc.

Though at this point in time, if you don't mind a little change, I'd just buy Windows 8. It was going for $69 last week, but it looks like it's up to $99 this week.