Can you help me with my software licensing question?
I'm looking to make the move from XP to 7 and was wondering what other people have experienced. I've got about 20 desktops I need to replace as the hardware is probably insufficient for Win7.
I looked at Dell, but they don't seem to be able to sell a clean Windows install anymore - it's always full of some kind of preloaded junk I would need to uninstall. I'm not too thrilled about the process of doing 20 OS reinstalls to get it right.
But, If I have to go in that direction I might as well get no-OS PCs and volume licensing so I don't need to worry about product keys.
I had a look at the MS Volume licensing site but it seems awfully opaque. Even the "volume license calculator" doesn't seem to work, at least on my IPad this morning.
So, I'm interested in what the consensus is for the best way to buy 20 desktops.
What is less painful :
- removing Dell's preinstalled crap
- ... or wading through Microsoft's byzantine volume licensing?