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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Do You Need Multiple Licenses of the Same Program for Windows Multi-seat? [on hold]

As the question suggest, do you need multiple licenses of the same program when using windows multi seat so if I have 5 users do I need to buy 5 licences of windows of Photoshop or can I use 1 ...
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If I delete pre-installed Windows 8.1, is it lost forever?

There's this Asus X200MA with fixed 2GB RAM and pre-installed Windows 8.1 . 2GB RAM + Windows combination makes a sad computer and a frustrated user. So I want to install Elementary OS Freya on it. I ...
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Use GPL License in Commercial [closed]

I want Create Software (Web Hosting Control Panel) Like Cpanel and I want use Filezilla Server For Create FTP Server ( Just Install it Directly In My Installer ) . Can I Install it With My product ? ...
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Do I need a license to create a PDF and send it over e-mail? [duplicate]

Let's say I am a corporation which sells some product. Before selling product I need some documents signed by my customers. If I create some PDF and send these PDFs to my customers to signing, do I ...
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Can I dual-boot my old Windows 7 with my free Windows 10? [duplicate]

I've upgraded my Windows 7 computer to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer. Am I allowed to install Windows 7 again, alongside my new Windows 10 installation, or does the upgrade deal require me ...
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Is it possible to install Windows 10 as the host OS and as one or several guest(s)?

With a single license of Windows 10, is it possible to install the OS at the same time as: The OS of the host machine (the non-virtual machine) The OS of one or several guest system(s) In such ...
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Uninstall Win 8 PK from Win 7-running computer

I recently wanted to switch the windows 8 from a computer to another, but completely forgot to uninstall the product key and did a clean install of windows 7 over it (shift-F10-diskpart type of clean ...
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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop pc recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...
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Questions on Windows 10 and licencing/upgrading

I had Windows 8.1 Pro N on my computer, with a serial, that was from the MSDNAA programm. I was able to reserver Win 10, and when it came out, I put the ISO on an USB stick, because I didn't want to ...
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How does Windows know whether to accept a COA key?

I have an HP laptop with a Windows Vista Home Premium license. Apparently if I download a vista ISO and install it using this key, it would be accepted. How does the setup know I'm using this key on ...
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Will my Windows 7 key become invalid after upgrading to windows 10?

Just like the title says. I don't want to come to the point where I don't like Windows 10 and can't revert back to Windows 7 because I upgraded. Anyone have a simple, yet certain, yes/no answer?
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Hard Drive Clone Proofing or Licensing to One Computer only

Is there any way possible to prevent others from cloning my hard drive? or set one hard drive to work only with one computer? i tried to research but i did not see any topic related to it. I have one ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Buying cheap COA stickers and install disks off of ebay, is it legal? [closed]

I searched for an answer to this question everywhere and I still don't fully understand how can something like this or this be legal/work properly? From what is written in the description and from ...
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How can I retain / transfer my Windows 7 license files back to the same computer after a reformat? [duplicate]

So I have an old Windows laptop that I used in college that has over time gotten increasingly bogged down with bloat / fragmentation that I would like to reformat. I can get an install disk easily, ...
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Windows 10 upgrade offer: Once installed is it tied to the one machine?

As many people, I have the icon in the task bar offering me to register for the upgrade to Windows 10. However, I plan to build a new machine later this year and I'm concerned that if I upgrade to ...
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How to know which license version has an XP installed system [duplicate]

My friend has a notebook with Windows XP Professional installed. I would like to understand which version exactly is and which license type is referred to. The sticker reports an OEM pre-installed XP ...
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Is there any way to retrieve Windows product key from backed up license or recovery partition? [duplicate]

My laptop's HDD has just gone bad. The OS and recovery partitions are corrupted so I can't recover Windows anymore. However I've backed up Windows' license according to this tutorial before, therefore ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - What happens to Windows 7/8? [duplicate]

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away for free to Windows 7/8/8.1 users. If one reserves Windows 10 with the new notification in the tray area, what will happen to their Windows 7/8/8.1 license? Are ...
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Should Complete OS X and iOS Source be Available via GPL? [closed]

I have been familiarizing myself with the GNU General Public License (GPL), and the way I understand the license is that any piece of software that includes open-source software licensed under GPL ...
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2 OEM Windows installs in 1 machine (same license) [duplicate]

I have an OEM Windows 7 Professional install on my machine. I want to install Windows 7 Professional on the same machine, on another hard disk, without removing the first install. I do not want boot ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 licensing

I have found myself responsible for a small LAN in a lab environment with 5 users, and I am working on trying to recapitalize it for the next few years. I am new to the world of Windows Server and ...
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Bitdefender license [closed]

I have bought Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 and it is shipped with a license to install it on 3 PCs. I only have 2 PCs: A laptop and a desktop computer, so my question is: Can I give away the 3rd ...
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Which files within a win 7 cd report info about exact license type

As described in title I'm looking for a way to know which type of license come with a Win7 (Pro SP1) CD: Retail, OEM and so on... But I'm interested in understanding which files contained in ...
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Can I convert a Windows 7 Enterprise license for home use?

Here's the deal: I have a laptop which was legitimately given to me when I left my old company 6 months ago - it's an old Lenovo T61, and it has Windows 7 Enterprise loaded on it. They were upgrading ...
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Upgrading from Win8.1 (OEM) to Win8.1 Enterprise — possible without clean install?

I have a Win8.1 Enterprise key. It was acquired via volume licencing. I have a new PC that came with Win8.1 (OEM). Is there any way to upgrade to Win8.1 Ent from Win8.1 (OEM) without a clean ...
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Back-up Windows 8 installation and license

I currently have a dual-boot with Linux 14.04 and Windows 8. I am going to remove my Win 8 partition, since I don't really use it. Still, I would like to keep my Win 8 license/activation key (Win 8 ...
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can windows 10 technical preview be used commercially ? [closed]

i know windows technical preview is not ready and full of bugs, but i just need to ask are we allowed to use for commercial Purposes or is it only for Personal/Non-Commercial use only ?
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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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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 ...