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Hardware Thread, PC replacement for July in Technical; Originally Posted by teejay It's also worth looking at the tier 1 manufacturers, with that number they will do you ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    It's also worth looking at the tier 1 manufacturers, with that number they will do you a custom build and you'd be surprised how much the price drops, so worth getting pricing for Lenovo, Dell & HP.
    Also look out for cashback deals of other specials. Just bare in mind with HP (and probably the others) is as soon as your of goes through the 'special bid' process to get the price down it'll become intelligible for the cashback. If you want to use cashback stipulate that fact when you get quotes and insist it's stated on the quote.

    EDIT; And as other have said you will need an OS license, but the cheapest version of 7 should be enough if you have a volume license.
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    The cashback on HP stuff is usually limited to a maximum of 25 claims per model IIRC, so may not be beneficial in this instance, but depends on the cashback deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    The cashback on HP stuff is usually limited to a maximum of 25 claims per model IIRC, so may not be beneficial in this instance, but depends on the cashback deal.
    Last time we did it (which was a while ago) you could make as many claims as you like as long as there wasn't a single invoice for more then 25 machines, we just got the supplier to break it down to several separate orders. But please read the small print first, don't just take my word for it.
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    Also you might still be able to purchase a cheap version of Vista rather then windows 7 home - might be slightly cheaper if it is still available!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Also you might still be able to purchase a cheap version of Vista rather then windows 7 home - might be slightly cheaper if it is still available!
    Cheers glenda

    More a sanity check really the EES agreement, which I understand is an OS upgrade licence, Windows 7, Vista basic or home still qualifies ok to a Windows 7 Pro EES upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWu View Post
    Cheers glenda

    More a sanity check really the EES agreement, which I understand is an OS upgrade licence, Windows 7, Vista basic or home still qualifies ok to a Windows 7 Pro EES upgrade?
    I think so - well at least it used to under the old schools agreement - perhaps somebody with an EES agreement will be able to say more defiantly. or @Millgate might know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWu View Post
    Cheers glenda

    More a sanity check really the EES agreement, which I understand is an OS upgrade licence, Windows 7, Vista basic or home still qualifies ok to a Windows 7 Pro EES upgrade?
    Any OEM Windows licence is sufficient, the only problem is that they only sell Win7 OEM stickers now :/ although you can at least save some pennies by just getting the home versions on the OEM licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Any OEM Windows licence is sufficient, the only problem is that they only sell Win7 OEM stickers now :/ although you can at least save some pennies by just getting the home versions on the OEM licence.
    That's what i wasn't sure of!

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    You may find this useful, the full list of what you can upgrade from here. I presume EES is under the Academic licences which gives you more upgrade options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I think so - well at least it used to under the old schools agreement - perhaps somebody with an EES agreement will be able to say more defiantly. or @Millgate might know?
    Just seen this

    Yes you are right, as long as the kit has an OS on it, you can upgrade it under the EES agreement

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