MT4 from metaquotes or from broker

Forex Trader

Is there any real difference between downloading mt4 from metaquotes and then adding my own account details and downloading it direct from my broker ?

The reason I ask is I had some problems with mt4 freezing up when I downloaded it from my broker which didnt appear to happen when I downloaded it from, I did have some problems with the history not getting saved with the metaquotes version but i think that was my own fault for deleting all the history files.

I have had to do a new clean install of windows due to a hard drive failure and i need to install mt4 again so i was wondering if there is really any good reason not to download mt4 from metaquotes rather than from my broker ?