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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What does the Office 365 Small Business Premium “1 user 5 PC” actually means?

For the past year, we used 4 Office 365 Small Business License for 4 users, each with their own Office 365 accounts logged in their machines. Those licenses expired in the beginning of August and we ...
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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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opening an application from server [closed]

I am trying to code a LICENSE MANAGEMENT system for my applications. My customers usually buy applications from me and put them into their server. Then, they create a mapping to their server to start ...
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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?

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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Microsoft Office/Windows 8 licensing issue?

I've encountered a license for MS Office 2010 and Windows NT 8.1 Small Screen, supposedly sold by a certain official refurbisher of Microsoft (as in a company that participates in the MS Refurbish ...
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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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How to make sure that installed Windows 7 OS is genuine, when buying used laptop?

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. On a couple of occasions I have ...
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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 ...