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So I am going to be getting a copy of Windows 7 Pro for a discounted price because I am a student. I have some initial questions before I give it a whirl.

First, why do people always say that the full version is better than an upgrade? I don't have money for the full version that's why I'm going to get the upgrade version

Second, should I pay the extra money to get the physical CD with my download or can I make a "recovery" disk from what I download off of the Microsoft store and save myself some money?

Third, I currently have a Asus P6T Deluxe from 2009, so it is showing it's age. I do have plans to upgrade in the future, but only if my mobo dies on me. Will I still be able to use my Win 7 if I change the mobo and/or cpu/gpu?

Thanks in advance for the help and information.
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You can do a full install from the upgrade version. There's no difference. You can make your own disc or even bootable flash drive from the files you download. The key you get shouldn't be OEM, so you can use it as many times as you want, no matter how many times you change your hardware.
    
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Alright, so even if I end up replacing components down the road I can still do a clean install as long as I have the files I downloaded.

Thank you for the quick reply, +1 for the awesome help. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Nebacanezer View Post

Alright, so even if I end up replacing components down the road I can still do a clean install as long as I have the files I downloaded.
Thank you for the quick reply, +1 for the awesome help. thumb.gif

Alternatively, you can always download an .iso of the version you have and burn it or mount it to a flash drive. It doesn't have to be those original files. A clean install isn't always necessary when installing new components either, by the way. I've replaced everything in my computer besides the hard drive without reinstalling Windows.
    
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I was thinking I could do that but after reading a few articles I became worried. If I ever lose those files that I download I will keep in mind that I can grab an ISO of it, thank you for that info as well...hadn't came to mind. thumb.gif
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