Format and reload 50 Laptop

Hello, I have about 50 HP and Dell laptops that I need to format and reload. Its a good mix of systems but the majorities of the systems are HP Compaq's 6910p and the remainder of them are Dell Latitude E6400 and Dell Latitude E6420. My question is I really don't want to have to reload one by one, unless I have too, any suggestions? I was thinking Acronis but not sure with my windows activations ..... I have a product key information sheet for most of the systems that contain COA information and the key.  Also, it looks like windows 7 key and some of the system have been upgraded to windows 10
Deerek11Asked:
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Acronis is probably going to be your easiest option. Are they going to be on a domain?

Try doing one before joining a domain, then do an Acronis image and put in on another and see what you think. As for the WIndows 10 ones, you should still be able to reinstall Wind10 again if needed using the same key. You shouldn't have to worry about the licensing stuff with OEM equipment.

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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Windows pro also has some built-in imaging stuff that you can do over a network, deploy on demand, etc. It's pretty complicated to get it all setup right, though. Still, that's another option. Acronis would be easier as long as you don't have a whole lot of specialized software to install.
Deerek11Author Commented:
Not going to be on the domain, old systems that we are wiping and going to sell to the staff or donate.....  No special software just windows and that's it
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
In that case you ought to just wipe the hard drives and let the next person deal with it. The value is in the hardware, anyway.
nobusCommented:
those that were upgraded to windows 10 can be freh installed - windows manages the key
so manage one, make an image and put it on the similar ones (you can even try the different -  but there  will be driver corrections needed
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
>>  those that were upgraded to windows 10 can be freh installed - windows manages the key
so manage one, make an image and put it on the similar ones (you can even try the different -  but there  will be driver corrections needed


Is that legal?

My understanding of Windows 10 is that type of installation is NOT legal.  If it was I would be in heaven.
nobusCommented:
>>  Is that legal?  <<  that was what i was thinking dbrunton, but i got here from experts that MS is growing more tolerant on this.
i had not tested it yet though - be the first i'd say!
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