Dead hard drive on desktop, received a cell phone game, but don't know about using my old copy of windows 7?

My hard drive died on my old desktop I bought windows 7 ultimate, I updated to windows XP that came on the Dell to Win7 from the month last shortly after I installed it, I got a cell phone game to my brother, and now that I have a computer again, I would really go back to Win7 ultimate Win7 home located on here as well as to get a good new start with my laptop.

The only thing that that worries me is the product key, I am able to use my Win7 from the month last to upgrade from home? As I said, I want a new start on the laptop I have gave me, but I can't afford to pay another $ 380 for Win7 Ultimate. The office that I used was old, and he finally bit the dust. The hard drive is dead, and now the office went too computer heaven.

Any help will be great. Im just a little bit disappointed, because I put my copy of Win7 from the month last on a computer that died some time after, and now I'm on nearly 400 OS on something I'm not quite sure that I can use again.

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Yes, you can reuse the Windows 7 Ultimate license, you may have to reactivate if by phone.

If the license for Windows 7 Ultimate, you have access to is a retail version update or complete, you can use the product key and the Express upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate. First of all, check that the edition of Windows 7, you are upgrading is already enabled (if it isn't, you will encounter complications and that you might start all by performing a clean installation). Click Start, type Anytime Upgrade, click on the option enter a key, enter the key of Windows 7 Ultimate edition at the request, click Next, wait while checking the key, accept the license agreement, click on upgrade, wait while the software upgrades, (it may take 10 minutes or more depending on the if updates are required) your computer restarts automatically, after the reboot, Windows 7 will notify you updating the computer, the computer will restart once more automatically and will be completed the upgrade, a window will appear notifying the upgrade was successful and your computer is ready to use, click Close, you should be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate files the stored settings and programs.

How to activate Windows 7 manually (activate by phone)
 
1) click Start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
 
(2) press the ENTER"" key.
 
(3) select your "country" in the list.
 
(4) choose the option "activate phone".
 
(5) stay on the phone (do not select/press all options) and wait for a person to help you with the activation.
 
(6) explain your problem clearly to the support person.
 
http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/950929/en-us

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