Recover/get Windows license for laptop that has been wiped clean

Dean_66

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A very nice company donated more than a dozen windows laptops to our school. But all of them have been wiped clean, no OS, no nothing. We don't have the Windows disks or license keys. How can we get or recover the Windows licenses? We are a non-profit, if that helps.
 

Saga Lout

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You would need to buy a licenced copy of Windows for every machine.

Linux systems are free and young folks at school would quickly adapt to a different operating system and probably learn more from using Linux.

Here's a link to a download of a good flavour of Linux which you can burn on to a CD or DVD and install it on one of the laptops to try it yourself.

https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

It will be different but there are equivalents to all the programmes to which you're accustomed.
 

Saga Lout

Olde English
Moderator
You would need to buy a licenced copy of Windows for every machine.

Linux systems are free and young folks at school would quickly adapt to a different operating system and probably learn more from using Linux.

Here's a link to a download of a good flavour of Linux which you can burn on to a CD or DVD and install it on one of the laptops to try it yourself.

https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

It will be different but there are equivalents to all the programmes to which you're accustomed.
 
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