Can I image/clone these old xp laptops with Windows 7 upgrade?
The primary school purchased some laptops way back from Stone and got the option to downgrade from vista to XP. The vista sticker is OEM but if I run a key finder app on the downgraded laptops they all have the same key, this to me indicates they have been re-imaged using a non OEM licence, perhaps a volume key.
Recently the school purchased some Windows 7 upgrade licences, I took a test laptop and ran the 7 update and these old laptops seem to be running fine so I want to update all the other laptops.
Obviously I do not want to do each one individually so can I install the Windows 7 update then image and deploy, seeing as the XP OS looks like it is not an OEM licence and the Windows 7 update licence I have been given is the same licence number for all upgrades.
Note: The school does not have any type of ESS agreement directly with MS etc but buy all the Windows software from the local authority who I believe do. They once sent me a MAK key for one of our orders along with the product key.