A license, in software, is a permission granted to a user to use a piece of software, under certain conditions outlined in the license agreement.

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Windows programs mysteriously lost licenses and activations

I have a remote desktop server that recently lost the licenses and activation information for Office, Quickbooks, and the CALs for Remote Desktops all at the same time. I went ahead and re-entered the ...
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Transfer a Windows 8 license from a netbook to a laptop

I recently treated myself to a new laptop and then realised that it came with Windows 8 Core, not Pro. However, a while back when it was first released, I bought a Windows 8 Pro License while it was ...
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Can I move the OEM windows 8 licence I got with my laptop inside a VM on the same computer? [duplicate]

Until now, I was using linux inside VirtualBox, now I prefer to have the linux as the host OS and windows as the guest. The only question is: can I activate the copy of window I got with my laptop ...
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3rd party library licensing clarification?

We bought a grid control few years ago from company [x] and created a binary(assembly), used it in our commercial product. After a year the license got over, we've not renewed it as we have not ...
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Switching windows licenses during windows upgrade

I have a PC with a valid Windows 7 (box installation) license. On this PC, I have a virtualbox with a non-valid windows 7 license. I installed this for testing, but since I am going "productive" now, ...
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Don't give access to purchased apps to other users of a Mac

At work, I use a Mac with OSX 10.9.2 and I use my personal App Store account on it. I have to create an account for my colleagues on this Mac too. Will they have access too all the apps I have ...
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How to license P2V OEM Windows 7 with a retail license with VMware Fusion? [duplicate]

A friend of mine did a P2V of his Acer physical Windows 7 Home Premium to run on his Mac using VMware Fusion. Now the VM complains it is not properly licensed. Microsoft is directing him to Acer, and ...
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Windows license for instance run both on HW and in VM?

I've been trying to figure out what license I need for Windows7 in order to run the same instance both on HW and in a VM. Apparently it's not an OEM license ;) NB Yes, I'm installing Windows just ...
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Microsoft License Windows 2012 R2

Can I update Windows server 2012 standard to Windows server 2012 standardR2 without a license update?
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Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with Boot, System, Recovery and HP Tools partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). I see the first is a otherwise ...
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Swapping Windows 8.1 OEM with 8.1 Pro

I have 2 PCs, an old one with Windows 8.1 Pro (its key paid for), and a new one with Windows 8.1 OEM installed with key. I'd like to swap them over. Can it be done simply? How?
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Microsoft Office 2010 on four home computers

The license says up to 3 computers, and right now I've just acquired a fourth computer that I need to use. How can I include this computer into my license without purchasing a whole new license? Is ...
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How to remove “Expired license” message in VMWare Player?

I'm using VMWare Player to run some virtual machines. Recently I needed to use the VMWare Virtual Disk Manager utility (to convert some dynamic disks to fixed), and since it doesn't come with Player, ...
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My Windows 7 is not genuine [closed]

I have installed Windows 7 a week ago. Now when I open my laptop and enter the password of my account, a message shows up says "Windows is not genuine" and it asks me if I want to "Get genuine now". ...
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How can I upgrade existing Office 2013 to Office 365

I have Office 2013 installed and configured and use it for everything including email. How can I switch the license over to an Office 365 license? Is it possible or do I need to reinstall everything ...
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Quetion about windows 8.1 download on microsoft store

I have a quetion about windows 8.1 license agreement (Full retail version/ Personal user license from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/intellectualproperty/UseTerms/default.aspx). My question is ...
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Why is Office 2013 Home and Business for personal use only?

I have just bought Office 2013 Home and Business, because I want to use it commercially. Now I'm asked to download Office (the product is only a key card), but the Microsoft website says Important ...
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Is a Windows 7 license key country specific?

I am specifically interested in Retail versions of the OS. I have read this question and this question on the site, but they are both quite old, so I was wondering if anything had changed in the ...
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Windows in a VM with 3D Graphics card

What I want I want to run Windows 8.1 in a VM (on Hyper-V) with rich, 3D graphics (Direct3D) - using the host's graphics card. I.e. I want to use RemoteFX with vGPU for this VM. My problem ...
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Buying used laptop - can I change from Win 8 to Win 7 and keep the same license?

I am attempting a purchase of a used HP laptop. The model is HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM. The OS that was supposed to come with this laptop is Windows 7, but the seller said that on PC startup, he was ...
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Office 2010: Use license for multiple OS on same machine

I have purchased an Office 2010 License Key for Windows a while ago. I went for the normal edition, that is to say not Enterprise or anything like that. Now I have installed Linux on my machine as ...
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Buying laptop - how to make sure installed Windows 7 OS is genuine?

Soon I am going to buy a used laptop computer. I am checking advertisements, and some of the sellers promise a genuine copy of Windows 7 OS installed on the system. I have seen Windows genuine tests ...
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Removing or Changing the BIOS

I have one IBM server (x3630 M4) which supports windows server 2008 and above only. I have win server 2003 R2 license and its CAL. So I need to install the same in that IBM server. IBM provided one ...
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Windows server CAL for accessing tcp ports [closed]

Is there any license for accessing the TCP port from a server without accessing the folders? Whether CAL is required for that? I do have 2 windows server OS license and I have 1 user CAL for the ...
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How to transfer Pro Tools LE 8 license (authorization code) from one computer to another?

I am getting ready to wipe and sell a computer for my friend, and he needs me to transfer his copy of Pro Tools LE 8 to his new computer. He can't find the original packaging for it, and I've ...
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Remotely discover if Windows is OEM or Volume license

Previous tech did not document installs and now we are left with the question: Which machines have OEM or Volume license on them? Many of the machines have OEM keys available but were installed ...
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Do I need licencse to run IBM Websphere MQ Explorer?

I am using IBM Websphere MQ Explorer and IBM Packaging utility. I assumed they are free to use cause they are readily available for download off of IBM's website and don't have any expiration timer. ...
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Windows 8 on a newly bought laptop

I just bought a new ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed on it in a well-known store. I didn't get and CD of Windows 8, nor any written license attesting that I am the legal owner of that Windows 8 ...
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License - Can I use Office 365 Home Premium on a business computer?

I'm thinking about buying Office 365 (aka. 2013) for my own PCs (2), and I could give one copy to the PC here that belongs to a company. The PC also got an Office 2007 (legal), but I'm no legal ...
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How to change license file permanently using lmutil (FlexLM) on Windows

I can change the license file using GUI utility LMTools on Windows and the change becomes permanent after that. How can I achieve the same using the commandline utility lmutil? I want to be able to ...
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Can I install Windows 8? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop that came with Windows 8 installed. There were problems with my laptop and I couldn’t even use the Windows 8 refresh or restart, so I installed Ubuntu. I now have only Ubuntu on my ...
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SyncFusion Metro Studio Usage

I'm using syncfusion metro studio to generate icons for my clients. Now I'm interested in using a icon, specifically the eagle icon in my brand logo which will be used for commercial use and ...
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Microsoft Windows license - using Windows Upgrade License for downgrade [duplicate]

At the moment I'm using an old laptop that previously had Windows Vista OEM. I upgraded it to Win7HP using Upgrade Box bought at local retailer. Now I want to buy myself a new laptop, but the one I ...
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Public domain app to send files to trash in OS X

Is there any Public Domain (using the unlicense or something similar, not really relevant) app that sends files to the trash in OS X? There are a bunch of alternatives to this (example), but I need a ...
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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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Encrypt all disk and decrypt it depending on the sytem hardware

Is there any tool that can encrypt a whole disk and use a decrypt key based on the hardware of the machine? My goal is to create anti-copy OS that can only run on a specific machine, if i change the ...
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Windows server 2012 move license to another server

I do not find on the internet somewhere where I can buy Windows Server 2012 Standard which is not OEM. I do not want to buy OEM because I fear hardware failure (CPU, hard disk, motherboard). I am ...
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Getting Windows 7 onto a device

We are a small company that make a data logging device plus a desktop application that accesses and analyses the data. The device contains a miniITX atom board and the software is Windows 7 ...
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Non-commercial use - can I use it in the office?

A simple question: if a freeware has the license "Free for non-commercial use", can I use it on my office pc? Would that be considered "commercial use"? Commercial use sounds like integrating the ...
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Microsoft Windows 7 license transfers

If i have an old computer that was windows 7 home edition and my friend downloaded windows 7 premium edition can i use the old license key for windows 7 home edition on another laptop after ...
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SPSS version 22 ERROR: attempt to connect to a remote server failed

If anyone can help, I'm at my wits end here and my class starts Monday. I have installed SPSS statistics 22 on my Win7 Home 64-bit SP 1 and it will not run. I am on an HP Pavilion dv7 with tons of ...
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Windows 7 product key, which is the valid one - in registry or on a sticker?

I am not too familiar with the software licensing and how this all works, but I have a question regarding Windows 7 and partially Office - generally Microsoft products. I have been asked to assist our ...
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What happens after you leave Windows 7 inactivated? [duplicate]

It seems that there is a sequence of events that happens when you leave Windows 7 inactivated. First, you get tooltips in the tray that say "This copy of Windows is not genuine, click here to activate ...
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Do I need to buy a MySQL License? [closed]

I am building a non open source web project and using MySQL database. Do I need to pay for a MySQL license or not? and why?
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Can I reuse the licence of Windows XP from laptop to desktop

I purchased a HP Laptop with preinstalled Windows XP. The laptop has not worked for a few years now. I have recently purchased a desktop and can I use the same license key to get Windows XP ...
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windows/office licenses after image capture

I am trying to create non sysprepped recovery images for individual laptops. Will the Windows and Office activation be retained after reapplying the image? The purpose of it is to spend as little ...
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Windows 8 Developer licence [closed]

I am a Visual Basic.NET programmer, and am wanting to develop apps for the Windows Store. I have just signed up for a developer license and the information box, relating to the license stated that I ...
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Downgrade Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8 Home?

I have a trial version of Windows 8 Professional that expires in February 2014. For my usage Windows 8 or Windows 8 Core versions are enough. It it possible to downgrade it to the normal ...
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Product Key issue with MS Office 2010 click-to-run

I'm working on a client's PC that has MS Office Home and Student installed. The unusual thing is that there is no winword.exe or the like for the applications. The shortcuts point to "C:\Program ...
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Uninstalled office version asks for activation

I have a computer that had Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 trial installed. The trial was supposed to end in two days, so I purchased a Microsoft Office Professional 2010 license (don't ask my ...