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Adobe CS4: will computer remember serial number?

I read somewhere that if you forgot the serial number, you can just reinstall it and at the activating part, your computer will remember the serial number and put it in automatically. This makes sense ...
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Retrieve product key from system image [duplicate]

I made an image of a drive from the HDD. The initial system wasn't booting up so i couldn't back up the key using magic jellybeans. Is there any way i could retrieve the key from the image i made? ...
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New Laptops missing Windows Product Keys

I just had two new Lenovo laptops come in. They came new from a reputable vendor in all original packing with factory seal I had to break to get at the actual machines. Windows XP Pro was ...
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how many Windows 7 I can install with one key obtained from Bizspark [closed]

Am only a newbie to Bizspark. I was able to download Windows 7 ultimate from Bizspark using MSDN subscription. From there I can get keys for windows 7 too. I can claim upto 2 keys from Bizspark ...
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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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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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Do I need a Windows 7 SP1 key to use an SP1 installer?

I'm performing a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on a machine with an associated product key, but there's no longer a windows partition (can't create a recovery cd) and I don't have the installation ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Retrieving forgotten serial number for adobe CS4

I have Adobe CS4 installed on my iMac, but I forgot where I wrote down the serial number. I want to move it to a different computer in the future, but I would need the serial number to reinstall in. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can you match a Windows XP product key to a service pack release?

I have a Windows XP product key on my PC, but I'm not sure which release of Windows XP it belongs to SP1, SP2, or SP3. Is there a way I can tell without trying each one? Note: In this case, I have ...
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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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Reload OEM Windows XP

I have a computer that came with Windows XP Home (with the sticker on it that has the product key). I used it for some time with a (legally obtained) copy of Windows. Now I want to reload the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Recovering Windows license keys from within a LiveCD environment in Linux

I'm curious if it's possible to retrieve the license keys of a Windows XP machine from within a LiveCD environment in Ubuntu. Normally, if I was in Windows, I would just run Magical Jellybean ...
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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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Finding the Windows 7 product key

I'm doing a hard drive upgrade and it might ask me for the product key again. How can I find it?
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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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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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Volume licenced copy of MS Office 2007 shows “Non Commercial Use” in title bar

I have just removed the demo copy of Office 2007 preinstalled on a new laptop and replaced it with an install of the full professional edition downloaded from the MS Volume Licensing site and ...
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Is it easy to transfer a Windows 7 license from one machine to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I transfer a Windows 7 license to another computer? Is it easy to transfer a Windows 7 license from one machine to another? (Obviously it will only be one machine ...
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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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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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Windows XP Product Key for SP3 installation

I have an somewhat older Notebook with an original Windows XP Professional License Sticker underneath. This Notebook was erased completely once and now I want to install a new Windows XP Professional ...
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Are Windows 7 product keys language-dependent?

I am a student in a computer science school which is part of the MSDN Academic Alliance program. Recently Windows 7 Pro showed up in the list of available software on ELMS. Problem is, it is in the ...
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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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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 ...