Going back to the original topic - I'm not looking for something to deploy step by step but rather continue using the preconfigured image file. Archived from on 22 June 2018. My primary concern still remains with the licensing and activation aspect of Windows 7 and Office 2010. If they did a clean install, then what is there to cleanup? For example, only some types of Microsoft volume license can be transferred, provided a formal transfer process is completed, which enables Microsoft to register the new owner. Customers of such licensing schemes are typically , governmental or educational institutions, with prices for volume licensing varying depending on the type, quantity and applicable subscription-term.
Here's how these two products work. I found this information from sources prior to Windows 8 and 10 release, so I'm not sure if things have changed. Drivers I had upgraded 7 to 10 with the free upgrade. This account is protected by credentials such as a username and a password. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform. You would need to contact the licensing organization which owns those keys as they are legally not allowed to give them away but must keep track of them within their company or organization.
It enables Volume Licensing customers to automate the activation process in a way that is transparent to end users. Archived from on 3 August 2015. How does this work in regards to licensing, for future reimages? Eight computers in my home network. First, windows 10 sees its being upgraded from a genuine copy of Windows 7 or 8. You aren't billed as you activate, you purchase additional licenses as needed.
Volume licenses are not always transferable. Because the free upgrade is derived from the base qualifying license, Windows 10 will carry that licensing too. After much public outcry, Microsoft elected to disable the new key verification engine. It is used strictly as a tool for activation and is in no way tied to license invoicing or billing. Over many years of studying this stuff, I have learned that Microsoft has buried much of this information in long, dry license agreements and on sites that are available only to partners. Customers can use either or both key types to activate systems in their environment.
And sorry took so long to reply. In 2010, Microsoft introduced the licensing program. Users using these keys will receive an error message when they install the latest service pack, and such users are told to obtain a legitimate license and change their product key. Do Microsoft allow such License? No-one can answer you that question. I have a laptop on which Windows 7 is optimal. I take it this is incorrect both my assumption, and the commenter? Licenses using these schemes can be procured via the program. The table below is your starting point.
Archived from on 21 June 2014. In , a volume licensing is the practice of selling a license authorizing one computer program to be used on a large number of computers or by a large number of users. There are only two legal ways to acquire a full Windows desktop license for a new computer system. From what little I have been able to find, this will not be the case. That said they weren't very clear so I will see what else I can find and get back to you. Recently my School Saraswathy Vidyalaya, Trivandrum, Kerala, India purchased a Volume License Copy of Windows 7 and Office Home and Student 2007 for about 15 Computers. You can even earn a Microsoft certification with a , a thought that actually makes me shudder.
I see Open Licenses and Volume Licenses in the literature, but I'm not seeing them actually sold anywhere. And for customers who are willing to pay that premium to have no license hassles whatsoever, this is the way to go Enterprise Volume License This is the most misunderstood of all Windows versions, in my experience. Have previously reinstalled from disc. SlipStreams7 wrote: Ah that makes sense. Thanking You Waiting for the reply Teacher Hi Satheesh Your best source for information on this subject is the reseller where the school purchased the Windows 7 Volume License. Opinion Incoming: Brink et al.
I told you how to get rid of the malware. To customize an image, you need to be building the image using Volume License media. Once you have an established volume license agreement, you can buy single seats. If you do then probably everyone will be happy. You can install it in a virtual machine in Windows as well. In one of the threads I was reading, somebody stated that when performing the free upgrade once you upgrade a Windows 7 installation to Windows 10, Microsoft updates that key in their database as a 10 key; to me that implied that, were one to perform a fresh installation of Windows 7, that key would no longer validate.
I certainly can't see any way to prevent reusing the old key without breaking the ability to downgrade. And a final, very important note: I am not a lawyer. As for upgrading volume licenses, my understanding was that volume keys were not eligible for the upgrade, only retail and oem keys. Now you have to put them together. Keep up the good fight!! Most likely, Office 2013 will use the same method. If you need more activations, call the Activation Call Center and state the reason why or email and include your agreement information, customer name and contact information, business justification for the additional activations requested i. You can either purchase or to upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise.
Stand Out as the employee with proven skills. I called the volume licensing service center and spoke with someone I am only slightly convinced was understanding of my question. Microsoft offers many ways to buy Windows 7. I purchased it used from a company who was upgrading their desktops and didn't need the old ones. The reality is very different. That's not how it works. What you say about using a salt based on the license of the originating installation makes a lot of sense and would certainly prevent an infinite free upgrade scenario like I suggested.