Quote: Originally Posted by Kovans
okay so i have been gone for a long, long time since RC days when i became to agitated with 7 and left it. but im back with a brand new computer custom built by me and i have a couple of questions. i wanna get windows 7 badly but dont want to have to pay 200 bucks for the whole thing. if i go ahead and buy the windows 7 home premium oem version is it the same thing as buying the home premium retail? is it the full version just without the packaging and what not? any help is appreciated thanks guy
Are you planning to dual boot Windows 7 and XP? Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade version can be Clean installed as described in this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
As mentioned you don't get MS support when buying the OEM version. The OEM (you) provides the support. Other than that it is the complete retail version, everything is the same.
With the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade version you get the MS support.
Let us know if you have any more questions.