I'm building my own computer, so I need to buy an os. Problem is that full versions of windows 7 cost a boatload of money, and there are no student discounts on full versions.
Looking around the internet, I found that you could use an "upgrade" version to install on a clean hard-drive. Microsoft itself has details here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... Windows-7#
under "Using the Custom installation option if no operating system is installed".
Is this what I'm looking for, or do I really need to buy a full version?