Our company has just bought 10 Windows 7 machines. We created an image, sysprep'd and then used the image on one of the other pc's.
We used the licence on the side of the box.
Windows then started complaining saying we can't use this licence without phone activation.
I called the number supplied and after giving Microsoft a large activation number they then gave me another large number to put in witch then activated Windows.
Will I have to do this for every single machine?
I used OBE sysprep, if I used the other option would it avoid this hassle? Some research on the Internet suggested this is so dodgy retailers don't sell the PC's and remove and reuse the stickers to save on the amount of licences they have to buy.
Update: I find it hard to believe I have to do this for every machine! These first 10 we're our test, we still have another 50 to go. Microsoft can't expect me to make 60 phone calls can they? I can't even do them all at once as it's not the product key they require it's the activation ID and I only get that after installing and booting windows.