We have 8 new (identical) HP machines which will need identical (and painful) software loadouts.
Machines are Windows 8.0 and need the 8.1 update applied. I can't find anywhere how to download that ~3GB update except through the MS store (for EACH PC).
Also, these machines will have Office Home & Biz 2013.
It would be wonderful to be able to update one of these machines to 8.1, get the Office 2013 and all of their crazy software on it, then clone it to the other 7. We did this for years on earlier OS's but it looks like Win 8.1 and/or Office 2013 may be a problem from what I've found in research so far.
Similarly for Office 2013. If you have the retail Office, you did it by downloading it. Again, the Enterprise-type of licensing has more flexibility.