I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit) on another computer as my old drive crashed. The old key that I entered does not work. What should I do?

My laptop crashed and I started my laptop to another and installed Windows 7 above.  I tried to activate with my old Windows 7 Ultimate key (which was on my dead computer) but it does not work.  What should I do?  Hope I didn't buy the new Windows 7 key.

Windows 7 Ultimate come preloaded on your old computer?

The OEM of Windows 7 versions are identical to the versions commercial full license with the following exception:

-OEM versions don't offer any free direct support from Microsoft technical support Microsoft

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

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

-OEM versions does not move directly from an older Windows operating system

What is OEM software? :
http://support.Microsoft.com/GP/oemsupport_1/en-GB

Licensing FAQ:
http://www.Microsoft.com/OEM/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/licensing_faq.aspx

You may need to consider investing in a new license if this is the case:

Windows 7 - version comparisons:

http://Windows.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows7/products/compare-editions

MS Windows 7 store price:

http://store.Microsoft.com/Microsoft/Windows-Windows-7/category/102

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