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    Hello everyone

    I currently have 20 Dell machines running Windows XP, we are planning on replacing them in the summer term and we won't be disposing old machines instead they will be sold onto staff.

    Am I allowed to sell the old machines which will be reformatted beforehand with XP Pro and office installed onto them without infringing on any licensing laws?

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    "It depends" but probably not - the key thing is what sort of license was on the machine when you bought it and does that allow transfer to someone else.

    Do you have "work at home" rights for staff? If so, then the answer might be yes.

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    Xp is probably to the pc so thats OK. However if your like us and have an office site license you can't give them a copy. Though obviously if you got them with the PC's you can

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    you should be able to install Office for staff home use as microsoft do allow for a licence to be used at home by staff members.

    Open office is also worth looking at

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    you should be able to install Office for staff home use as microsoft do allow for a licence to be used at home by staff members.

    Open office is also worth looking at
    Thats totally dependant on how you've licensed office, not a blanket cover.

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    If you've bought your licences under Select or a School Agreement, then you may be able to use Work At Home rights (not just for these computers, but for any staff member who qualifies):
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/educatio...for-staff.aspx

    And if you do have a School Agreement, then it's worth knowing about the Home Use Programme - staff place the order themselves for home use, pay around a tenner, and you don't have any administration to do, so it's easier than Work At Home rights:
    Microsoft UK Schools : Lowest cost for Office 2007 - Home Use Programme for schools

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    Don't most of the come with an XP OEM license, use that and a copy of open office, or you could stick Linux on them!!

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