New Motherboard, OEM License, no CD

Well, I was planning on getting the 2500k and the ASRock Pro4-M to upgrade my aging HP-E 400z. However, there are two problems. I know that Windows licenses, at least OEM licenses, are locked to the motherboard, so I certainly don't expect it to work. Is there any non-illegal way I can get Windows 7 up and running on my new system without paying for a new copy? I've heard you can pay $25 for a reactivation, but I'm not sure of the details there. I could borrow a disk from a friend and use that, but I don't think my serial code will work in that situation.

Thanks all!
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  1. if you have the right ms rep and tell her/him that your junking the old dog or replaced it with a new mb most times they will give you a new code for no cost. the other option if your funding is 0 right now is download the windows 8 cs. it good for a year. then buy a new windows 8 oem disk or windows 7 when you have the funds. also if your in high school or collage you can get windows 7 at a discount.
  2. I've heard some stories that I, frankly don't believe. If I were you I'd contact Microsoft.
  3. smorizio said:
    if you have the right ms rep and tell her/him that your junking the old dog or replaced it with a new mb most times they will give you a new code for no cost. the other option if your funding is 0 right now is download the windows 8 cs. it good for a year. then buy a new windows 8 oem disk or windows 7 when you have the funds. also if your in high school or collage you can get windows 7 at a discount.

    And I could use my friend's disk? Interesting.

    How much, exactly, is the student discount, and how can I get it? A quick look at Microsoft's site implies it's just for prebuilt PCs.
    Anonymous said:
    I've heard some stories that I, frankly don't believe. If I were you I'd contact Microsoft.

    What do you mean?
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