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  • Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my question.

    I was shopping at Goodwill and noticed on all of their used laptops the COA stickers had been torn off.  The laptops were being sold with wiped drives and no COA sticker.

    I asked the manager and he said it was his understanding that Goodwill cant sell donated computers with windows installed and they must also tear off the COA sticker.

    This doesn't make sense to me at all.  If someones going to buy a used computer they will need an OS.  It seems like a policy requiring them to remove windows and the COA would encourage people to use Linux instead of buying a new expensive Windows key for an old relatively outdated computer.

    Please someone tell me that manager has been misinformed or is Microsoft really making Goodwill delete windows and strip off the COA's before reselling donated PC's and Laptops?

    • Moved by Just Karl Monday, April 25, 2016 2:47 PM Looking for the correct forum.
    Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:33 PM

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  • Hello,

    The TechNet Wiki Discussion Forum is a place for the TechNet Wiki Community to engage, question, organize, debate, help, influence and foster the TechNet Wiki content, platform and Community.

    Please note that this forum exists to discuss TechNet Wiki as a technology/application.

    As it's off-topic here, I am moving the question to the Where is the forum for... forum.

    Karl


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    Monday, April 25, 2016 2:41 PM
  • Hello,

    I'd check out the Product Sales and Licensing Solution Center.

    Karl


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    Monday, April 25, 2016 2:47 PM