From what I understand about the MS upgrade license is that the computers you purchase need to at least come with a version of windows on it or else you technically need to purchase a full upgrade.   This means if you purchase linux netbooks the upgrade license does not apply, but if you get windows starter on it then the upgrade will work.

So to be legal if you have their VLA or subscription you still need to purchase machines that come with at least Windows Starter.  But the installation media and S/N you get will work on a computer without an O/S.

All Microsoft media can easily be downloaded from the e-open site.

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On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM, Eric Hall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I was recently told that the license is an upgrade, but the volume media is a full installation. Correct me if I am wrong, but previous discussion here indicated that this is what is necessary in order to deploy Win7 images?


On Feb 19, 2012, at 3:27 PM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Mike, as far as I was told, the licenses that come from ASAP are upgrades, they dont sell full versions.


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As long as you are getting a full version rather than an upgrade, then you are fine.

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