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Windows 7 Home Premium Sp1 OEM or Windows 7 Full

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November 15, 2013 8:15:11 PM

I'm in the process of building my own gaming desktop(no experience) and I was wondering which version of Windows 7 64 bit should I get.

I have found two options:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Could someone please explain the differences, and why one costs more than the other?

Again, all I'm going to be doing with this build is playing Diablo 3 on max settings, potentially WOW and surfing the web.

Thanks. : )

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a b $ Windows 7
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 8:22:21 PM

The OEM license only allows you to install the OS on one computer; i.e. motherboard. The retail license allows you to install the OS on one computer AT A TIME.
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November 15, 2013 8:44:38 PM

Alright. So, since I don't plan on switching computers anytime soon...the OEM would be the route for me, right?
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a b $ Windows 7
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 8:50:33 PM

If you don't EVER plan on switching MBs, yes.
Most folks that build, go for the OEM version. And there are always 'ways' to get around the one-motherboard issue if necessary.
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November 15, 2013 8:54:49 PM

Okay. Thanks a lot! I have another question about my CPU, GPU and MB compatibility. Should I post it here or should I start another post?
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a b $ Windows 7
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2013 9:08:46 PM

Either way. But if you start a new post, it may get answered sooner. Some folks don't like to jump into a post that has a lot of replies already.
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November 15, 2013 9:45:34 PM

Alright. I'll just create a new one.
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