November 4th, 2011, 11:58 AM #1
Best way to legally multi license Windows 7
I'm building a network, a small network, only 8 workstations. Whats the best way to to get Windows 7 Pro 64bit for each one? I've been toying with the idea of buying 1 physical copy of Enterprise edition then buying license keys for the rest. I want to do this as cheap as possible.
November 4th, 2011, 01:10 PM #2
Microsoft Volume Licensing - Microsoft Open Programs
The first order has to be for five licenses. After that you can order as needed.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
November 4th, 2011, 04:03 PM #3
Well, checking through the licenses available, it looks like it would be $55.00 per license. Whats weird is the retailers I'm checking want a minimum $250.00 per license which makes it more expensive that finding a promotion and buying a bunch of OEM versions. Am I doing this wrong?
November 4th, 2011, 04:10 PM #4
What license did you look at? I was having issues getting a quote but it showed me $185/each which doesn't make since considering the OEM single license is $140??
Last edited by RicheemxX; November 4th, 2011 at 04:14 PM.
November 4th, 2011, 04:14 PM #5
I looked at Open Value
November 4th, 2011, 04:16 PM #6
November 4th, 2011, 04:25 PM #7
Ahh I see, I think you are looking at the wrong thing then. I think you need the "new license" option
November 4th, 2011, 04:34 PM #8
Well, supposedly Microsoft will let you transfer licenses. So I should be able to transfer the old XP licenses to the new machines, and then buy the upgrade and wipe the old machines.
November 4th, 2011, 05:16 PM #9
Then you'd need the upgrade or upgrade with software assurance. Either way you still need to buy an actual license. Software assurance doesn't give you an actual license.
either that or I'm totally confused at what SA actually does.
edit: actually it looks like SA gives you the option of 1 W7 Enterprise license for every license already covered. But either way unless you were already subscribed you'd still need to buy a new license.
Last edited by RicheemxX; November 4th, 2011 at 05:37 PM.
November 4th, 2011, 05:20 PM #10
Yea, the assurance only allows you to upgrade in your agreement asuming a newer version of said software comes out. Going through it all, it looks like just buying a bunch of OEM packages will be cheaper.
November 4th, 2011, 05:24 PM #11
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Newegg has 3pack oems for like 400 bucks
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