Reply to post: Re: 2nd User Systems

Good luck displacing Windows 7, Microsoft, it's still growing

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Re: 2nd User Systems

"4 year old ex-corporate Dell/HP PCs with Win7 Pro, C2D, 4GB Ram and 320GB HDDs for around £60 a pop if you know where to look."

And what's the licencing situation on that?

The previous owner's corporate licence won't be transferable, and a proper MAR (Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher, yes seriously) licence will cost almost as much as the price you quote.

So if all you want is the hardware it's probably not a bad buy.

If you want genuine licenced software, ask a few more questions, or at least make sure there's a valid relevant CoA.

I've at least one 2ndhand CPQ from a once-reputable shop which came with a Dell CoA. How legit is that? It's running Suse so it doesn't matter, but...

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