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Confused about which type of Windows 7 to use OEM/Upgrade etc.

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January 25, 2010 11:51:33 PM

Ok i have just finished my system build and i have figured out that i want Windows 7 Home Premium x64. But i am confuses as to which type to buy.i currently have Windows 98 on disk. So i just want to know whether to buy OEM,Upgrade, 'Full' or something else that i don't know about.

Thx 4 yr elp :D 
January 26, 2010 12:40:11 AM

If you have W98 you can't do an upgrade (same with XP). It will require a clean install.
a c 372 $ Windows 7
January 26, 2010 12:49:00 AM

you need full!
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January 26, 2010 12:49:38 AM

plus with full you will always have a recovery option!
January 26, 2010 6:04:53 AM

So i cant use 'upgrade' but then what is OEM and how much less does it cost than full. Also what do you get in 'full' that you dont in OEM
January 26, 2010 10:39:47 AM

OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer, i.e. whoever built the system. You can find the price difference yourself. With a full copy, Microsoft will provide the Windows support, with an OEM copy, the manufacturer (in this case you) provides the Windows support.

Seeing as you built the computer, you are entitled to install an OEM copy.