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Win7 upgrade vs OEM

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I am looking to build my mom a new PC, and plan to put Win7 HP (64 bit) on it. Now, I know I can get the OEM version for about $99 at the cheapest, but still look for better deals.

I also have an OEM Vista HP 32 bit install that I won but never used, and don't really see any use for 32 bit vista anymore. I found a win7 64 bit upgrade here for $79, and was wondering if this might work better. I have never used an upgrade version before, so don't know if the $20 savings is worth any extra hassle and using my old Vista installer.

Is there anything that a Vista 32 bit installer is even useful for anymore? Could I just sell it for more than the $20 I save?
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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Zalman MZ230ED 23" 1920x1080 Samsung 226bw 22" 1680x1050 View Sonic VA702b 17" 1280x1024 Optoma HD20 1920x1080 projector 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 Rev 1 (18 G-keys) Corsair 1200 Lian Li PC-A70B full tower w/ clear sidepannel Logitech Mx518 
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I would certainly try posting it here in the FS section, or on local craigslist. To me, to put vista on, and then install something over that is just trouble in the making just to save $20. You will be pull your hair out for that $20
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