It's OEM, even though I bought it at a retailer. LOL. Retail was about $60 more at the time.
I have an account at DLS Reports, but I figured I would ask here, first.
I figured it was still connected and the product key would still be considered to be actively being used, being that everything that came after it was an upgrade that was built on top of it.
I'll do a little more research, but I think I'll just end up using Linux Mint. It's got a Radeon card in it, too, so I don't have to worry about the possible Nvidia driver glitch. I've also found Mint to be a bit more user friendly than Ubuntu, and I think it's supposed to be.
Sometimes it takes a little bit for it to catch up, but it worked. Thank you for the like.