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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Installing multiple Windows 7 on one PC [duplicate]

I have a license Windows 7 Home Premium and need to install two copies of it to ONE PC. The question is, will it in any way violate Microsoft license agreement? UPD: Question still unsolved. Question ...
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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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Do You Need Multiple Licenses of the Same Program for Windows Multi-seat? [closed]

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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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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How can I upgrade existing Office 2013 to Office 365

I have Office 2013 installed and configured and use it for everything including email. How can I switch the license over to an Office 365 license? Is it possible or do I need to reinstall everything ...
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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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How to make sure that installed Windows 7 OS is genuine, when buying used laptop?

Soon I am going to buy a used laptop computer. I am checking advertisements, and some of the sellers promise a genuine copy of Windows 7 OS installed on the system. On a couple of occasions I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Making a cracked or activated windows uncracked

I have a PC which has windows 7 license but I installed windows from an image I downloaded and it is already activated. For validating genuine Microsoft, I need to enter my own product key but the ...
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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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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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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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Are free stock imagery usable in books and websites? [closed]

I see a lot of "free" stock imagery and vector graphics available on the Internet, but when I recommend such things for use on publications or websites, my clients ask me for printable licenses or any ...
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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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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 commission, and I want to move my Windows 8 Pro license from dead ...
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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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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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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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Acquire Windows XP License Keys Legally

I'd like to get my hands on to legal Windows XP keys so that I could setup a few virtual machines. I'm a software developer and this would be greatly useful. I'm willing to buy them (cheaply) if ...
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What does the Office 365 Small Business Premium “1 User/5 PCs” actually mean?

For the past year, we used four Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Licenses for four users, each with their own Office 365 accounts logged into their machines. Those licenses expired in the ...
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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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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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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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Non-commercial use - can I use it in the office? [closed]

A simple question: if a freeware has the license "Free for non-commercial use", can I use it on my office pc? Would that be considered "commercial use"? Commercial use sounds like integrating 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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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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Installing Windows 8 on a second hard drive

I purchased a copy of Windows 8 Pro back when it first came out (when it was the upgrade offer for £25). I'm now in the market for a hard drive upgrade (HDD to SSD) but I'm not sure about my options ...