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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Can't make remote desktop to work again in windows server 2012 R2 after licence installation

I have an hosted server running Windows server 2012 standard (provided with the server). Some months ago I've created a virtual machine using Hyper-V running Windows server 2012 standard also for ...
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sppsvc Error 5: Access Denied

Recently, my PC started having an issue. sppsvc would fail to load. When trying to manually initiate it, I would get an Error 5: Access is Denied message. Now, I used EventVwr and Process Monitor to ...
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Cloning Windows 7: What happens to previous machine?

Similar questions have been asked a number of times before too, but mine is slightly different and I'm not able to find an answer to it. I upgraded my HDD from 320GB to 500GB and cloned old disk's ...
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Detecting if an image was generated from unlicensed software

I am not a hardcore graphic designer but I’m knowledgeable in the use of some graphic design tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Let’s say I use pirated/unlicensed copy of these software ...
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What are the license(s) of the Linux man pages?

What is the license on the Linux man pages? GPL, Public Domain, etc? The Wikipedia page about the man doesn't appear to have any info about the licensing status of the man pages.
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It is legal to reinstall OEM Localized Windows with English Windows? [closed]

I have bought Laptop with Windows 8 CZ (Czech localization). I would like to re-install the laptop with Windows 8 EN. It is legal to install English Windows if I bough Czech Windows? Where should I ...
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Do I need to need to deactivate Windows before re-installing [duplicate]

If I would like to reinstall Windows 7 on the same laptop as 64-bit instead of 32-bitusing the original key, would I need to deactivate Windows first using the process shown here or could I just ...
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Where is license key for Serena Dimensions

I have Serena Dimensions installed on my computer and used a valid license to register the software to myself. I now need to find that license key. Is it stored somewhere on the computer or in the ...
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How to find the actual product key of Microsoft Office 2010?

Where can I find the actual product key of Microsoft Office 2010 ? I use Windows 8 and When I try to open Excel 2010 unlicensed product message appears and need to 25 character input to open it . I ...
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Formatting computer without Windows license

I have an old computer that I use for streaming on my TV (The screen on the computer is cracked) I want to format it, haven't done so in a while, BUT, about a year ago my harddrive crashes and the guy ...
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Windows 7 edition from serial? [duplicate]

I have a product key from a Windows Checked build that I'd like to use on a Free version, but the source didn't state the edition the key is bound to. So I don't know what edition should I install.
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How to extend trial or enter product key in Visual Studio Express 2013 on an offline machine [duplicate]

I can't sign in to Visual Studio on this machine because it is not connected to the Internet. My 30-day trial period has expired, and I'm no longer able to use this product. Is there any workaround ...
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How to remote access a HDD-locked (node-locked) license?

I have a software license that is locked to my HDD at work (unfortunately...). During the break I want to do some work from home, but I cannot debug without the license. I am thinking of connecting ...
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How can I get volume licensing pricing for Windows 7 or 8? [closed]

I have just spent the last 45 minutes reading through MS's licensing pages and still cannot for the life of me figure out how to find out how much it is for volume licensing, for say 8 copies of ...
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Install my own copy of Windows 7 Retail on a Lenovo PC with BIOS-based license

I have acquired a Lenovo PC. Whatever OS was installed is long gone, the hard drive is totally wiped. I plan to install my own (legitimate) copy of Windows 7 x64 Retail. The BIOS seems to have some ...
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refurbishing computers - windows licensing [closed]

I thought about refurbishing a couple of computers with Windows 7 or 8. Which license/version would I need to get to be "legal"? Where would I get it? Thanks edit: I mustn't have made myself clear. I ...
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Windows 7 OEM license on Macbook? [closed]

A lot of sellers offer OEM licenses with COA stickers on ebay. Assuming that license and sticker are genuine and lic key was never activated, would it be 100% legal if I buy one and use on my Macbook ...
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Cheap Windows 7 - is it a scam? [closed]

I need to purchase a genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for several self-made computers. I googled the price and found that in stores like Newegg and Amazon it's never less than $190-200. But I found ...
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Installing the same copy of windows on multiple VMs on the same Mac - licensing issues?

I have a single license for Windows 8, which I installed within Parallels. I wondered if I am allowed to clone this VM, or create another using the same key, on the same Mac? I think cloning would ...
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Can I use Office 365 Business Premium at home for personal use?

Basic Question I want to know if there is anything preventing me from using the one of the business plans for personal use. The important part is I want to find an official Microsoft webpage or ...
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Windows 2008 licensing - reinstall in VirtualBox

When I install Windows 2008 server in Oracle's VirtualBox, and I need to re-install either or both, is there going to be a problem re-activating the Windows server? Must the VirtualBox version be the ...
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Software does not open over a VPN/RDP connection

I am at home and I have established a VPN tunnel and RDP session into my workstation at the office where I work. There is a specific piece of software that I'd like to use. When I'm physically at my ...
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Can I “transfer” my Windows 7 license to a virtual machine running on the same computer?

I've read the blog post on license transfer, but I'm not clear in the case where I already have a licensed, activated copy of Windows 7 running on my PC but want to move that license to a VM running ...
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Downgraded Windows 8 to Windows 7 - Activating with license stored in BIOS? [duplicate]

I'm having a few issues regarding a downgrade I am attempting. I've recently bought a Lenovo M30-70 from our supplier, this laptop came with Windows 8 Pre-installed. I've installed Windows 7 on the ...
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Installing Windows 8 on a second hard drive

I purchased a copy of Windows 8 Pro back when it first came out (when it was the upgrade offer for £25). I'm now in the market for a hard drive upgrade (HDD to SSD) but I'm not sure about my options ...
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Change Windows Activation/License back to a trial

I need to convert a Window 7 installation on a VM (which is licensed and activated) back to a trial. What are the steps to do this? REASON for this (since one of the comments has asked): Need to ...
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GCC license and compiled apps [closed]

GCC has a GPL license, so does that mean whatever i compile most be open-source? And what happens if i use a framework that has the GPL licence while compiling with GCC? Thanks.
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how to create a ioncube license.txt file for a project

I am using ioncube php encode for my project. Please let me know how to create a license file and load to the encode.I have tried with the below command. After encoding the project is not loading. ...
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How can I add my license key to my USB windows 7 install?

I'm making my USB bootable Windows 7 install, and I'd like to put my license key on the install media. I've looked online but can't seem to find anything on this, and on my own I don't even know where ...
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Windows virtualization and licensing [closed]

I have a stock Windows 8.1 computer which I want to virtualize in order to try some (lots of) software. To do so, I "converted" my Windows 8.1 machine with the intention to run it under vmware on the ...
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How to activate Windows 7 with BIOS license

I got a new DELL Latitude E6440 laptop, and after finding what I thought was the licence key I habitually reinstalled it using a vanilla Windows 7 disc in order to get rid of bloatware. The ...
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What does the Office 365 Small Business Premium “1 User/5 PCs” actually mean?

For the past year, we used four Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Licenses for four users, each with their own Office 365 accounts logged into their machines. Those licenses expired in the ...
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Is it possible to downgrade server 2012 to server 2008 R2?

We have purchased a server 2012 license, however the software we need to use only works with 2008 R2. I have already installed and activated server 2012, is it possible to downgrade to 2008 R2 or ...
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Move SQL Server 2008 to virtual machine

I have a physical server that uses SQL server 2008 in managing my warehouse. We desperately want to virtualize this server. Would I need to buy a new SQL server license? Or is there a way to use ...
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Is softicle.com legit? [closed]

I was recently trying to re-install a Windows 8 machine, when I discovered that no installation media was provided with my machine. I then discovered this website, softicle.com. Here you can download ...
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Can I Transfer The Windows 8 License of My Laptop to My Desktop?

My sister asked me to fix her Sony Vaio VPCCW23FX which she had recently installed Windows 8 Pro. However, that model is not compatible with Windows 8 and is having problems. We restored it to the ...
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How to move a software with user key to another computer?

I have a software in Computer A. When it was first installed, I need to input a UserKey and use it. After the first time the UserKey was entered, I do not have to enter any Key again when using it. ...
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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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Is Outguess free as in freedom? [closed]

All is in the question : Outguess is gratis, but I don't know if it's free. I've searched but do not found nothing.
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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 ...