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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Serial Number and Product Number of laptop in Windows

How do I get the Product and Serial Number of ASUS EeePC netbook on Windows (XP preferably)? Edit: I am not a label reader and I am interested to retrieve the two numbers by software or tool.
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How can MacOS X be closed-source without violating open-source license agreements? [closed]

The Linux Kernel and associated code bases with it have been in development by the open source community for decades. Then, Apple came along and extended it utilizing so much free quality code for ...
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Transfer retail Office licenses from purchased PCs

My company has purchased the asserts of another which includes several workstations with Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Install DVDs were included in the purchase and they are retail versions ...
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Are there non-GPL alternatives to Busybox?

Busybox seems to be sort stumbling block for vendors that want little embedded linux. There are even lawsuits regarding Busybox. Are there more liberally licensed (BSD, MIT or at least LGPL) analogue ...
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Number of Mac OSX Lion licenses I need purchase to install on my three computers

I have an iMac and two Mac books. Can I purchase only one license of the new OS X Lion and install it on all three computers? ... If so, what are the guidelines installing the OS on multiple ...
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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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Does installing licensed Windows software (e.g. CS5) on WINE contravene EULA

I realize that this question is extremely vague, but I am wondering if (as a general rule) it is against the terms of standard EULAs to install on WINE. For example, I have a licensed copy of Adobe ...
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Buying Adobe Creative suit from different country and using in my home country [closed]

I want to buy Adobe Web Premium Suit costing $1800 in US. I don't want to buy from India for many issues like 17% extra taxes, the reseller can easily dupe me since they'd deliver the product after a ...
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Is there a License Manager?

I work at an architectural firm, and our users use a lot of Adobe products or AutoCAD products. We deploy most software through SCCM, and we have a finite amount of licenses to use. We need to ...
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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?

We get a lot of questions on Super User about Windows activation and licensing. This question is an attempt to answer the most common questions in one place with a canonical answer. When ...
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How to unregister Auslogic BoostSpeed

Is there a way to unregister Auslogic Boostspeed 5? I want to move my copy to another computer.
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What are Windows Server Client licenses?

I was looking into buying a server. Something cheap. I cam across a computer with windows server foundation server on it with 5 client licenses. What is a client license. Does this mean that only 5 ...
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Installing legal older versions of Windows XP

For testing purposes, I need to install a Windows XP Home environment in a virtual machine. The thing here is I don't have a license and Microsoft won't sell it anymore. What can I do about it?
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Download Official Unlicensed Windows (Vista, 7)

We will be restoring machines here in our office to fresh copies of Windows and would prefer to used non OEM windows so we don't end up with all the Dell or HP or whatever software on there. Also that ...
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Does a license of Windows 7 Pro (PT) of MSDN-AA work on Windows 7 Pro (EN)?

Does a license key for Windows 7 Pro (PT-PT) from MSDN-AA work on Windows 7 Pro (EN)? Is this valid and legal? Or do I need to use it in PT-PT? This is legal and downloaded from MSDN-AA program. As ...
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Where I can I legally download Windows 7 installation .ISO files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download Windows 7 (legally from Microsoft)? Disclaimer: I'm primarily a Linux/Unix person, so all this Windows licensing stuff is new to me. Where I can I ...
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Legal to use Vista OEM to install on Computer with XP sticker? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Legally downgrade Windows Vista Home OEM license? I have a HP Probook 4410s laptop which couldn't boot and I did a clean install of the OEM Vista that came with the ...
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Will it help to uninstall Microsoft Office before installing it on a different machine?

I'm fairly sure the answer is 'no' but that's just a guess. Is there any way to de-activate the software, and possibly save the hassle of calling Microsoft?
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How many times can I activate Windows 7 Enterprise?

I have an MSDN version of Windows 7 Enterprise. I think I saw somewhere that this version can be installed on multiple computers with the same serial number. Is that correct? How many times can I use ...
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Automatically find license of music

Is there some kind of database or online API that would enable me to automatically find the license for a certain music album? I would like to legally share music with some friends, but my collection ...
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Can you re-install Windows 7 OEM on a new motherboard?

I want to buy a copy of Windows 7 OEM for my PC so I can run Adobe Premiere on a 64 bit OS. However, there seems to be a problem with OEM copies as some people say that once you install them you can't ...
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Adobe Fireworks CS4 won't proceed past License Agreement

I've been using Adobe Fireworks CS4 for about 12 months, and every time it loads it has asked me to accept the license agreement. Adobe support did not know how to fix this. In the last few days, ...
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Windows Authentication

I was using a Sony Laptop which crashed with a Graphic Card failure. Then I bought a another used Toshiba Laptop from a friend and replaced the hard disk from the hard disk from Sony Laptop. It ...
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Is it legal to use the same Windows 7 key for a guest OS on a host with same key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines? Is it legal to use the same Windows 7 key for a guest OS on a host with same key. I mean ...
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What are the license terms of Microsoft products that are no longer supported?

What are the license terms of Microsoft products that are no longer supported? Like Windows 98 or Microsoft Money?
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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 ...
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How to reverse Windows 7 hosting CentOS VMware image?

My development environment is CentOS 5.5 x64 running under VMware hosted within a Windows 7 x64 environment. This is "alright" but the VMware image isn't very responsive even with 2 cores and 3GB of ...
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Windows 7 laptop license [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I use Ubuntu almost exclusively. But, ...
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3 PC license means 3 PC or 3 OS

I'm planning to buy an anti-virus software with 3 PC license, I want to what actually 3 PC license means, for example on my laptop I have Win XP and Win7 installed, if install this anti-virus it on ...
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Oracle licensing /pricing?

Question: I'd like to download Oracle 11g database for evaluation purposes. Now I found this link for downloads: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html ...
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Windows 7 licence question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When installing Windows 7 or Vista, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I run three computers through ...
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Google SketchUp network licensing issue

We have 10 licenses for Google SketchUp in my local office. We store the license file on a network drive that is accessible to all users. We've been finding that, at most, only 3 or 4 people can run ...
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Explain Adobe's Deactivation Process to Me

My computer's on the fritz and in preparation of the thing going into the basement, I need to grab all the old software from it. In this case, namely the copy of CS5 on it. I hear of a deactivation ...
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Do I need a seperate windows license for a VM?

I have Windows 7 running on my laptop. I want to create a VM on my laptop that will also be running windows 7. Can I use the same key I used for my laptop as I used for the vm? Or is that going to ...
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Is there any value in a Windows 98 license? [closed]

Cleaning up some old papers, I found a Windows 98 license certificate. Does this have any value at all, or should I just toss it?
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MSDN version of Windows 7 Pro - Activation

I've recently been able to get access to an MSDN version of Windows 7 Professional for development use through the MSDN connection at my college. I am planning on installing this onto a ...
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Is it legal to install Windows 7 Home Premium Retail inside VMWare virtual machine

Is it legal to install Windows 7 Home Premium Retail inside VMWare virtual machine? I'm running linux, but need windows inside virtual machine. Is it legal to start this virtual machine from some ...
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Purchase a suite and share individual apps between computers?

Me and my partner plan on buying an Adobe suite with Flash and Photoshop - is it then legal for me to install the Flash and the serial on my computer, and then the Photoshop and serial on her ...
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What are “with MSDN” and “MSDN embedded” in Visual Studio 2010?

My company will buy a Visual Studio 2010 licence. But our 3rd party company suggests 2 options: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 with MSDN Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 MSDN embedded They are ...
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Does Windows XP Mode require its separate serial/license?

I just did a Windows Anytime Upgrade from Home to Ultimate. Which to my surprise was very quick and smooth. Anyways, I want to install Windows XP Mode to help with answering questions related to ...
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Getting new computer case. How to remove COA label

I am getting a new Case for my custom build but I already put the COA sticker on the side of my old case. Does anyone have any recommendations how to remove it without destroying it? I thought about ...
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How to tell if my license is OEM?

I got a Windows 7 license key from my university for my computer. I have 2 computers though, is it okay if I use the same key for both of them? According to this, unless it is OEM license it should ...
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Can I download Windows 7 from Microsoft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I download windows 7? My new computer came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to reformat and reinstall the OS. Where can I find an installation media ...
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How do I install a fresh copy of Windows onto a new computer?

I'm going to buy a new Acer nettop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It has no optical disc drive. It will be full of pre-installed bloatware. I want to format the hard disk drive and ...
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How to extract license information from AutoCAD?

I currently have a licensed copy of AutoCAD LT 2008 on my machine, but in a recent clearout the product CD (with the serial number on it) was thrown out. What is the best way to recover this serial? ...
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Reinstalling Vista license on reformatted laptop

I have a laptop that's been acting up. (see here for details) I'm hoping it doesn't come to this, but I may end up reinstalling Vista on it and was wondering what the procedure was for re-entering ...
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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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May I use code from GNU (2.0) licensed open-sourced SW for commercial purposes

My case exactly. I need to implement a feature in a Wordpress theme. Found a GNU licensed plugin for Wordpress which does that. Am i allowed freely to copy and modify those code parts and incorporate ...
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Can I sell Windows 7 Professional installs/keys that I no longer use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Vista/7 Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I purchased two copies of ...
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Development Virtual Machine - Is Windows XP still a possible option

I want to separate my development work from my routine work. My host OS is Windows 7. I was wondering if Windows XP would be a viable choice for the guest OS. I do not own a copy of Windows XP now. ...