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    Securing COA, so they can't be torn off...

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to prevent students peeling off COA stickers from PCs?

    They were peeled off our old PCs, and I'd prefer our new PCs to not suffer the same fate. I appreciate that if they're visible, students can write the code down, but I'd prefer to avoid them defacing the PCs.

    (We will, obviously, be attempting to ensure that staff running classes in the room take every care to be vigilant.)

    Any ideas? I did think about clear plastic film, but that could be peeled off too.

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    electrify the case, just enough to keep them off.

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    We tried coating them in superglue.

    Lesson(s) Learned:

    A) Quite expensive!

    B) Becomes brittle with age and can be chipped off.

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    Ask your supplier to put the on somewhere less obvious?

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    Or turn that side to the table, if you can. I notice most of our suppliers now stick them on the bottom, and at the back.

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    A couple of coats of clear varnish? May still chip over time.

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    Sticky back plastic or glue thin clear plastic over the top?

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    I know one computer builder who won't attach them or alternative is to stick them inside the case

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    They have to watch what they do, Microsoft have very clear guides to OEM System Builders about location of COAs and accessibility. Rear of case fine, but I thought that the bottom was frouned upon, but I do agree bottom (if sitting on worktop / desk) is a good spot. Inside isn't clear and visible without taking appart so last time I checked would not please Mr Microsoft.

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