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How to determine what program installed Syncrosoft License Manager?

I have the Syncrosoft License Manager installed, and as far as I can tell, this is a dongle-based licensing scheme. I do not have any software that requires a dongle, nor do I have a key dongle. I ...
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Is there any way to turn a Windows 8.1 Core into Windows 8.1 Pro [closed]

I just installed a Windows 8 licence on a PC (and then I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 Core). I have already installed all the important application by talking with IT. Some application license required ...
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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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Windows 8 Licence Key won't work

I know this is a question asked a lot but I am not finding the answer I need on Google. I recently had to purchase a Windows 8 re-install disk online which worked fine but it is now asking me to put ...
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Audit Windows Server/Desktop Product Key usage

The company I work for has a fairly big domain of Windows Desktops and Servers. We also have standalone servers that are remote to our site but we have direct access to. We need to audit our license ...
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Which is the cheapest WIndows 8.1 license I can buy that will allow me to create a USB install stick? [closed]

I am building a PC with no DVD, and want to put 8.1 on it. I read the instructions on the MS site about downloading a setup program and putting in a license key and creating a USB stick. These ...
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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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If I clone a hard disk, are the license keys of the software also cloned?

If I clone a hard disk, are the license keys of the software also cloned?
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Will a win 8 OEM on a win 7 OEM

When I bought my hardware it was shipped with Windows 7 Professional. After a while I got an offer to upgrade and purchase a Windows 8 OEM license. Now comes the question, is it possible to use this ...
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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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Windows 8.1 is not activated even I have key in BIOS

I have updated to Windows 8.1 few days ago. Everything was perfect and working great. Before that I was using (pre-installed) Win 8 Single Lang. Now it is not activating even when I type the key from ...
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Reinstall Acer OEM Windows 8, Windows 8 Recovery for Acer Aspire V5 122p [duplicate]

My Acer Aspire V5-122P-61456G50NSS, model - MS2377, has crashed all together. It came preloaded with Windows 8 and I upgraded to windows 8.1 3-4 days before crash. Unfortunately I did not make any ...
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Can you use one Microsoft Office 2007 key on multiple devices?

Example: I have an Ubuntu box running wine, and a Windows 7 VM. Can I install Office (Student/Home 2007) in Wine, see if it works well, then uninstall it, and re-install it in The Windows VM? If ...
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Where are Windows 7 activation file stored?

Where are the activation file stored? Eg when you enter your Serial number, and then activate via the internet or phone, where are the resulting file stored? The reason im asking this question, is ...
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Moving MSDN product license key between systems

I've claimed an MSDN product license key for Win 7 for my laptop a couple of years ago. Recently I bought a new laptop and I'd like to use the same product key on the new laptop, mainly because I ...
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How can I grab license-key from my pre-installed OS and use it to activate a virtual machine?

So I'm having problems virtualizing my preinstalled OS (yes it came already installed in this laptop), and I'm thinking of giving up: just starting the virtual machine from scratch, installing ...
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Unclaim MSDN subscription product key

MSDN's portal lets you claim product subscription keys. You can claim keys and see what keys have been claimed here. I've claimed a Windows 7 key for my laptop a couple of years ago, however due to ...
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Retrieve license key from Windows 8 Enterprise?

Is there a way to retrieve the License Key from a Win 8 Enterprise machine? We had another tech install Win 8 on an SOHO computer and didn't leave a license key. Trying to get ahold of it for ...
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Download Windows 7 and use HP's product key? [duplicate]

My Hewlett Packard computer came preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It did not come with a Windows 7 install DVD. I need to reinstall it because its full of viruses and whatnot. Can I ...
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Why won't the Office 2007 key work?

I'm trying to replace an old machine. The new machine is installed and running other than Office which is giving me license key fits. While the disks for other software were at hand nobody knows ...
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How do I find out who owns a Microsoft Software key?

Some of the machines at the office where I work have copies of Microsoft software installed on them, but they were installed a long time ago, and there's no indication of who or what MVLC account was ...
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Windows Product Key doesn't work on other Windows

My situation is as follows: I have three license keys for Windows: (A) 1 Windows 7 Professional (B) 1 "Microsoft Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 32/64-bit (German) - DreamSpark" (C) 1 ...
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access to license server

In my research group we use several programs which each require a license key. We have set up a license server that allows PCs within the research group's wired network to use the licenses available. ...
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Moving my store bought Windows 8 Pro license off of old laptop to new laptop. Clean install both times

I have installed Windows 8 pro onto laptop 1 from a CD purchased at a store. I entered the CD key on Laptop 1. Now laptop1 is out of comission, and i want to move my Windwos 8 Pro license from dead ...
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On how many computers can you install the retail version of Windows 8?

I bought the Windows 8 Pro retail install disc (not the upgrade). I seem to recall somewhere hearing that you can install it onto multiple computers without having to purchase a new license key. How ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 from Dreamspark

I downloaded Windows 8 from Dreamspark and got a cd key. I was wondering, does that mean than I can install my Windows just once time with that key, or I can regularly reformat my drive and install ...
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Unable to deactivate windows xp by modifying the license in the registry

I need to deactivate Windows XP so I can set it up with a new license. Every tutorial I've visited followed the same steps. (Example from eHow) The tutorials state that the 00BE timer file located in ...
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Can I use the same Windows 7 licence key after changing motherboard or processor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I am using Windows 7 ...
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acquiring license for Mac OS X Lion [closed]

We are building a software factory for producing Mobile Apps. In order to produce iPhone/iPad apps, we need a Mac OS X Lion virtual machine. How can we buy a license for OS X Lion considering the fact ...
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Is there a way to establish what version a Windows 7 product key is?

I have a Windows 7 product key that I foolishly did not label. Rather than downloading and creating disks for however many different ISOs exist (Basic, Pro, Ultimate, 32-bit/64-bit, upgrade, full ...
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Can I “unactivate” a Microsoft Office 2010 key to install on a new machine?

I just acquired two Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus keys. But I'm replacing the machine that I have soon. I don't want to have to use one key on the current machine and then use up the other ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium reinstallation with another language

I bought a laptop with preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium. After the problem with installation of the Ubuntu, I reinstalled Windows from the disk that was in the box with laptop. The problem is the ...
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Any legal/Microsoft way to make Windows 7 installation legal by purchasing a key for it [duplicate]

I searched a lot and there are resources which point to e-bay and others but all that is third party. I would like to buy JUST THE KEY for Windows 7 NOT the media, so I can make the already working ...
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what is the difference between getting a Licensed Windows and buying a Key for Windows?

Well my question is same as the title. what is the difference between getting a Licensed Windows and buying a Key for Windows? they both are legal right? Note: Windows XP and 7 are the targets. ...
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Microsoft Windows Licensing, transferring from old to “complete” new PC

In an question i asked, it seems that one phone call will help to transfer the licensed copy of windows to the replaced hardware Microsoft Windows Licensing, Validity/transferring between ...
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Format PC without losing Windows 7 license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows activation with planned reinstall I have a windows 7 intallation that I got from MSDN. The thing is that I want to format my PC and reinstall windows 7. At ...
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Windows XP doesnt work. I have legal license, how to reinstall without the source disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP SP3 (Legal) download? I bought a computer with windows XP a few years ago. XP stopped working (probably a virus) and I need to install it again. I have the ...
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Can Windows-7 Home Premium 32bit retail full install be used with a Window-7 Home Premium 32bit Upgrade license key?

Can Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit retail full install be used with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit Upgrade license key? I bought a Windows-7 32 or 64bit Home Premium Upgrade DVD (upgrade from Vista). I ...
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Why is the Windows XP COA product key found by winkeyfinder different from the genuine sticker product key?

Why is the Windows XP COA product license serial number key (XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) found by winkeyfinder different from the genuine sticker product key? I re-installed Windows XP on my Dell ...
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Extract Windows XP cd key from eeePC recovery partition

I have an eeePC 1005 HE where the Windows XP CD key has become unreadable on the sticker (apparently it fades out by design). I'd like to retrieve the CD key (or the one that was used in the ...
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No Windows Install Disc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I reinstall windows without a CD/DVD? Need to reinstall Windows XP Professional - but no longer have the CD My in-laws bought a used PC that came with XP ...
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Reinstalling MS Project on a new computer with old key?

About 3 years ago I purchased MS Office Project Standard 2007 and installed it on my Vista notebook. Now I'd like to use the same piece of software on my new Win7 x64 notebook. Unfortunately I lost ...
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MSDN Subscriptions = Windows 7 Ultimate License?

If I were to get a MSDN Operating Systems license, would that also mean I would have access to download the Windows 7 ISO, along with Windows Vista, and XP? Can anyone with access to MSDN show us all ...
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Use existing license key with new Windows 7 ISO?

I have a netbook which came with Windows 7 preinstalled and a recovery partition. I would like to put a SSD in the netbook (and reinstall Windows). The idea is to create a bootable USB stick and ...
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Revoke Activation of Visio 2010 Product Key

I'm moving my work computer from my old laptop to a newer one. I recently installed Visio 2010 on my now old computer a few weeks ago to work with some files. I plan on reformatting this machine. I ...
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Site to lookup what Windows License Key allows?

I have a bunch of old Windows XP Home license keys, but I'm not sure which are upgrades, which are for Retail RTM, and which are OEMs. I do have a XP Home RTM ISO I got of off MSDN Is there a web ...
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When Visual Studio trial is expired, can I buy and use a valid license key for the current installation?

This is a question on Visual Studio 2010 license key. If I install the Visual Studio 2010 Professional edition for trial, once it is expired, can I convert this trial to "full" using a purchased ...
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changing the nature of .dat file

Some time ago I changed the way my computer reads .dat files by forcing it to always open with KM player. Now, if I save a .dat file in my laptop, its properties says that its a KMP-MPEG file. I want ...
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How do I change the license key for an installed copy of Visual Studio 2010?

We have a number of Amazon EC2 instances with Visual Studio 2010 installed on them. The license we are using has a fixed number of seats, all of which are being utilized at the moment. I've created ...
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Preinstalled Windows vs. OEM Installation Key License: Two licenses or one?

Preinstalled copies of Windows on computers usually have a different serial number than the one that comes with the recovery media. As such, does that mean that I now have two licenses to Windows, or ...