Upgrade to windows 7 for new build help

I am building a new computer and my old one has windows xp on it. can i use the xp sticker on the old one to upgrade to windows 7 ultimate on the new one? if i use the old hard drive?

sorry if this sounds a little derp but i am just learning how all this works.
thanks for the help in advance
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  1. No,because that is an OEM license.

    OEM versions of Windows 7 are identical to Full License Retail versions except for the following:

    - OEM versions do not offer any free Microsoft direct support from Microsoft support personnel

    - OEM licenses are tied to the very first computer you install and activate it on

    - OEM versions allow all hardware upgrades except for an upgrade to a different model motherboard

    - OEM versions cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Windows operating system


    Microsoft.com ^
  2. perfect. thats what i was looking for thank a lot. this site is great for people helping people even noobs
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