Windows OEM licensing question
We need to build 16 computers in-house (special case) for September. It'll be a 64-bit edition of Windows, so in an attempt to skip Vista and avoid XP64's issues with driver support, I'm considering installing Win7RC1.
Can I avoid purchasing Windows now, only to have to purchase the Win7 upgrade when it's released in October?
Would the Windows 7 Upgrade Program entitle us to a free upgrade to Windows 7 if we bought Vista licences after June 26, or is this only available to MS OEM partners? Failing that, could we install the RC on the machines and not buy OEM licences. Then when it is released purchase the OEM licences with some keyboards (or something)?