Windows 7 RC upgrade question

I'm currently dual booting windows XP and windows 7 RC. I want to upgrade to the purchased version of windows 7 so i can get rid of the restarting every 2 hours, but I also plan to build a new computer within the next year and would like to avoid having to buy two copies of windows 7.

If i buy the upgrade version of windows 7 and to upgrade from my licensed xp copy to windows 7 will i be able to use that license again on my new computer when i build later. I won't be using the license on two computer simultaneously. Once i decide to build my new computer the old one will be no more.

Thanks for your help.
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  1. MSFT does not upgrade from XP to W7, fresh install only, one license per computer, so if you are removing this from the old computer then ok, if you have 2 computers then you need 2 retail copies of W7
  2. If i bought an OEM copy of windows 7 could i install that on my current computer, and then when i decide to build my new computer remove it from my old computer and install it on the new build?
  3. Best answer
    yes, you will need to call MSFT and reactivate it, tell them the motherboard died and you replaced it
  4. Best answer selected by dubchedford.
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