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Can I find license key for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 in my device?

I need to reinstall my Windows Embedded CE 6.0, but I don't have the licence key. My device just came as is. Can I find key somewhere in registry ?
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Windows 10 upgrade activation failure

I downloaded a windows 10 image from the volume licensing site and used that to upgrade a HP Elitebook from Windows 8.1 which had been activated. The license key is available in the BIOS and can be ...
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Is it possible to use a Windows 10 product key to activate a Windows 7 installation?

This question is the opposite of the problem that most people have, and I haven't found a good answer for it yet. My company has custom hardware configurations on shipped systems, and we are ...
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How to find Windows 7 key in full backup?

I bought a laptop many years ago with Windows 7 installed and didn't get an install CD. My hard drive died and half the sticker on the back has been ripped off (I can only read the first dozen ...
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How to transfer WinRAR key to Linux

Situation: I have bought WinRAR license some time ago and have rarreg.key file. I would like to continue using RAR program on Linux licensed with my key. Question: Is it possible to transfer ...
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Is it possible to transfer an OEM Windows 10 license?

I would like to change the drive on my laptop to a SSD. I use Windows 10 and I have two options : clone the HDD to an SSD install a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the new drive Since I would like to ...
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CLIPUP.EXE : What will happen after accidental execution?

I came across clip.exe which was a cli tool for capturing text from the command prompt into the windows clipboard. I wanted to see if there was any other similar tool (eg to print the clipboard text ...
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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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Reinstalling windows 10 free upgrade, which key should i use [duplicate]

Hello my parents updated their laptop with Windows 7 to Windows 10, apparently by mistake. Since they do it themselves, I did not see the terms of conditions nor any information displayed before the ...
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Office 2016 activation process

We bought 10 licenses for MS Office 2016 Home & Business. I crashed with the activation problem and thanks God, I took note of which license I used in which workstation. I created a MS account for ...
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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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Microsoft Office 2007 license self-audit?

I've been given the task of getting the company I work for into compliance. I currently have 71 users with Office 2007 installed: 35 users on key A 9 users on key B 27 users on key C Here is my ...
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Windows 7 professional license key not accepted

I have "Windows 7 Professional N" from the Dreamspark webstore and Installed it on a new PC. Now when I try to activate it the key is refused with a message: "Please enter a Windows 7 Professional ...
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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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Moving my store-bought Windows 8 Pro license off of old laptop to new laptop

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 commission, and I want to move my Windows 8 Pro license from dead ...
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Do I need product key when doing a repair install of Windows 7?

The title is the question. If the answer is yes, then is there a way to retrieve the product key from a dead PC? I do have the recovery CD.
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Where to find the Windows 10 license key on the surface book?

Where can one find the key of the installed windows 10 operating system on the surface book? I tried to find it on the case and asked google but couldn't find an answer.
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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 can I read the Windows Product Key from a partially rubbed-off sticker?

I know all about Magic Jellybean Keyfinder and other solutions to find the key from within Windows. These are not what I'm after because the key they found is the OEM key, and I am trying to reinstall ...
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Visual Studio 2013 license deactivate on previous machines

I'm a developer in a .NET development team. Our team member has changed a lot in last year. Our management has purchased a VS2013 Pro license from early 2015 and we have been using it for new ...
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How to get the original key for Windows 7 after formatting my laptop?

How to get Windows 7 key when reinstalled Windows on my Samsung laptop (got genuine windows but not the CD). I had to format it and now not getting the key. How to get the original key?
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Is there a product key finder for a PC?

How can I find the product keys for my Windows operating system and software installed, like Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other software which requires an activation key?
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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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how to recover win7 licence to update to win10

I have a DELL laptop pc, coming from a company (free) so no DVD or paperwork available, just the hardware. I have a perfect legit win7 pro 32 bit version running on it just fine. I whant to keep this ...
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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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Move MS Office from one Computer to another

I have this annoying problem. I have a client that is using MS office 2013 Home & Business and want to move the programs to his other computer, since he bought a new one. He added the license key ...
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How do I change the product key for Microsoft Office 2007?

I've been asked to "re-key" my copy of MS Office 2007 to use a different product key. Is this possible? If so, how would I do it?
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Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro upgrade error

I purchased a Windows 8.1 Pro license key, and downloaded the Windows 8.1 Pro ISO file with which to upgrade to the Professional Edition. I open the ISO installer, it updates and reboots, asks for the ...
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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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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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How to repartiton hard drive while upgrading to Windows 10

I need to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on a laptop. The problem is that I want to repartition my hard drive. Currently I have two partitions and I want to combine them. If I just update to win10, ...
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Where can I find what license key was used in my installed copy of Visual Studio 2008?

I have legitimate copies of Visual Studio 2008 installed on several computers, each with different license keys. I cannot remember what key was used on each install. Where in the registry can I find ...
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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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Can I change my Windows 7 product key at a later date?

I am currently downloading Win 7 home premium from MSDN, which I intend to try out on a Vista PC that is in dire need of a clean install. However, I have also pre-ordered a copy of Win 7 home premium ...
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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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Can anybody do any harm to my computer by using its product ID- OEM? [duplicate]

I posted a thread in a website, while communicating I was asked about the system detail, and posted the snap of full information there publicly. Where my laptop's product key was visible. For dont ...
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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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Cannot install VMWare tools

I have a Macbook Pro running VMWare Fusion 2 which I use to run Windows XP Pro. For several weeks, the small VMWare Tools icon in the tasktray of the VM had a yellow exclamation point and in the menu, ...
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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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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 pre-...
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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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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 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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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 ...