OptiPlex 780 USFF has COA sticker hidden on pull-out tab
Yesterday I was ranting on Twitter when I found that the 20 new OptiPlex 780 USFF machines I’d purchased to refit one of our ICT suites appeared to be missing their Windows COA stickers. Normally I detest stickers as an affront to product design, but given that these are legally required as eligibility for our site-wide Windows 7 upgrade licence under the Microsoft Schools Agreement, I was… unimpressed.
However, thanks to a tip-off from @manwithnoname, I have found that they are there after all – on a concealed product information tab that pulls out at the back:
And there I was thinking that was some kind of fastening hook for cable ties…
I’ve seen these on Dell servers before, but not on workstations. That’s what I get for unpacking boxes at 6pm when I should be at home eating a Kit Kat. Still, this should at least help with the kids trying to pick off the stickers when the teacher isn’t looking… at least until they find it too.