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    If the motherboards are old and a couple have already died you could replace them all on the grounds they where failing so you replaced them all now to save on random machines failing in the near future maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    If not EES is so cheap you probably won't have a problem anyway.
    Think you need to read your EES agreement - EES only provides upgrade licences. So let's say you buy 30 machines, and because you have EES you think you can buy them without an OS/licence to save money. Well, that's illegal. You need to have a licence on that machine for EES - so we can upgrade to Win 7 because we hold OEM licences of Win XP on all our clients. If I'd bought them without a licence I wouldn't be able to put XP, Win 7, or even Win 98 on them until I bought some kind of licence covered under the agreement.

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    Thanks for all the input everyone, whilst i'd be happy to replace the "defective" internals due to leaky capacitors, vandalism, power surges and water damage, i don't think the powers that be here would be to happy.

    At least i've done my bit to try and save some money.

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    Would a linux install count though? I.e. there is an existing OS on there I dont think MS states it must be a windows install does it?

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    Anyway according to MS a motherboard can be replaced if faulty so either way thats what will have happened however that fault occurred,


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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    Would a linux install count though? I.e. there is an existing OS on there I dont think MS states it must be a windows install does it?
    No there needs to be a windows licence in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyw View Post
    Would a linux install count though?
    Was that a genuine question? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    No there needs to be a windows licence in place.
    Or Mac OSX Surprisingly

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    Yeah they want you to pay for something, maybe MS are gonna buy Apple (Maybe they already have and are just messing with us Steve Jobs is a clone from Redmond)

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    Well if they are all GX270's then you are quids in. Those motherboards had an inherent capacitor problem. Replace away!

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    It was defective after I hit it with my hammer

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