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September 2, 2010 1:08:46 PM

I hate that i have been out of the loop of all of this so long I dont remember even the simple things like this.

I want to upgrade to Win7 and I have Vista Home Premium x64

I always do a wipe when I install new OS's.....

So I really should get this one Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
correct? I dont really want to "upgrade" it..... and its cheaper..






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September 2, 2010 2:24:41 PM

The upgrade option is usually cheaper and is best when you will not be doing a clean install. However, as you mentioned that you are doing a clean install and the OEM version is cheaper, I would go with the OEM. However, the OEM version does not come with technical support from Microsoft.
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September 2, 2010 3:45:33 PM

Hi Staticfx,

Since you are moving from Vista to Windows 7, you want to purchase the upgrade version (you will still be able to do a custom installation from the upgrade disk). This guide will help you through the upgrade- http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrad...

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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September 2, 2010 5:00:39 PM

Thanks Dewey.... I dont need support (never have since windows 3.1 lol)

Cassandra... Any reason I should get the upgrade? compared to the OEM?

I can do a full wipe and fresh install from the upgrade disk... correct? (always have been able to before.. just making sure they didnt fk with win7 lol)

Thanks
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September 2, 2010 5:13:56 PM

The OEM version is for system builders, so in order to get full support from Microsoft for your Windows 7, you'll want to purchase a retail version and since you are running Vista, you can purchase the upgrade version.

And, yes, you are able to wipe your system to install Windows 7 from the upgrade disk.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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September 2, 2010 5:25:01 PM

k. thanks. I guess $10 difference might be worth the support (if I ever need it)

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