I work for a retailer and months ago earned a free OEM version of Windows 7 Ultimate from Microsoft's Windows 7 training program. (I never installed it). I'm considering buying a new computer, and I would like to order it with no operating system to
save money, since I have this license. One of my co-workers said he thought what we earned is an Upgrade--which I had not realized. Another said that he loaded his (same thing) on a new hard drive, implying that it is a full version. (I would expect an
OEM title to be full...)--looking at the disk(s) I have, it says "Windows 7 Ultimate OEM version" and it also says "includes Anytime Upgrade". Does this simply mean that what Microsoft sent us will work as an upgrade OR a full version? I really am itching
to order that new computer, but I really ought to be patient and wait for an answer... Also, should I load the 32-bit or the 64-bit? Eagerly awaiting response
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OEM versions of Windows 7 are "full versions" and not upgrade versions. You can install it on a new computer having no previous Windows operating system. If your new computer has a 64-bit processor and more than 3GB of RAM, install the 64-bit version
of Windows 7.
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