How to buy computers without an O/S?
Posted on 2010-11-26
We would like to buy about 25 new computers and need windows 7 pro (64bit) and Office 2010 Pro licenses.
In the past we have purchased computers with OEM Windows XP software and office software pre-installed. However we are now considering creating a standardised computer software image and would like computers without an Operating system installed and use Microsoft volume licenses instead.
However we cant seem to source computers without an operating system pre-installed, and don’t want to duplicate licenses by having to buy licenses twice (ir with the machine and then buying the volume license). Does anyone know where we can buy computers without an O/S?
Ive tried to contact a few brands such as Lenovo/HP but they said they only supply computers with an O/S. I don’t understand how large companies with lots of users make use of Microsoft volume licensing, unless they just duplicate the licenses?
Any advise would be great.