This is my first time building a PC as my current PC is an OEM system. It did not come with an installation CD but it does however have a product key stuck onto the side of the case. If I get an installation CD from a friend, can I use my current product key to activate windows 7? If not, what will I have to do? Is there any way I can bypass the issue?
And Windows7 OEM is fairly flexible - as long a you only use 1 computer with 1 key. Since many mobos are only on the market for a year before they are replaced... so when a mobo gets fried, the system can be replaced.