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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Swapping Windows 8.1 OEM with 8.1 Pro

I have 2 PCs, an old one with Windows 8.1 Pro (its key paid for), and a new one with Windows 8.1 OEM installed with key. I'd like to swap them over. Can it be done simply? How?
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Microsoft Office 2010 on four home computers

The license says up to 3 computers, and right now I've just acquired a fourth computer that I need to use. How can I include this computer into my license without purchasing a whole new license? Is ...
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How to remove “Expired license” message in VMWare Player?

I'm using VMWare Player to run some virtual machines. Recently I needed to use the VMWare Virtual Disk Manager utility (to convert some dynamic disks to fixed), and since it doesn't come with Player, ...
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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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SPSS version 22 ERROR: attempt to connect to a remote server failed

If anyone can help, I'm at my wits end here and my class starts Monday. I have installed SPSS statistics 22 on my Win7 Home 64-bit SP 1 and it will not run. I am on an HP Pavilion dv7 with tons of ...
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My Windows 7 is not genuine

I have installed Windows 7 a week ago. Now when I open my laptop and enter the password of my account, a message shows up says "Windows is not genuine" and it asks me if I want to "Get genuine now". ...
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How to get Product Key for Visual Studio 2010 from MSDNAA without downloading?

I've installed Visual Studio 2010 Professional Trial from the public ISO download site. Then I noticed that I don't have a Product Key yet so I logged in to DreamSpark with my MSDNAA login (that is ...
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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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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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How do I transfer Excel from one computer to another w/o installation CD?

I have Microsoft Excel 2010 on an old computer, and want to transfer it over to a new one, but I don't have the installation CD. I'm on Windows 7 32 bit. I found the exe in Program Files > Microsoft ...
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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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Why is Office 2013 Home and Business for personal use only?

I have just bought Office 2013 Home and Business, because I want to use it commercially. Now I'm asked to download Office (the product is only a key card), but the Microsoft website says Important ...
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Is a Windows 7 license key country specific?

I am specifically interested in Retail versions of the OS. I have read this question and this question on the site, but they are both quite old, so I was wondering if anything had changed in the ...
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Windows in a VM with 3D Graphics card

What I want I want to run Windows 8.1 in a VM (on Hyper-V) with rich, 3D graphics (Direct3D) - using the host's graphics card. I.e. I want to use RemoteFX with vGPU for this VM. My problem ...
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Buying used laptop - can I change from Win 8 to Win 7 and keep the same license?

I am attempting a purchase of a used HP laptop. The model is HP Pavilion DV7-4120EM. The OS that was supposed to come with this laptop is Windows 7, but the seller said that on PC startup, he was ...
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Office 2010: Use license for multiple OS on same machine

I have purchased an Office 2010 License Key for Windows a while ago. I went for the normal edition, that is to say not Enterprise or anything like that. Now I have installed Linux on my machine as ...
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Buying laptop - how to make sure installed Windows 7 OS is genuine?

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. I have seen Windows genuine tests ...
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Removing or Changing the BIOS

I have one IBM server (x3630 M4) which supports windows server 2008 and above only. I have win server 2003 R2 license and its CAL. So I need to install the same in that IBM server. IBM provided one ...
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Windows server CAL for accessing tcp ports [closed]

Is there any license for accessing the TCP port from a server without accessing the folders? Whether CAL is required for that? I do have 2 windows server OS license and I have 1 user CAL for the ...
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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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How to transfer Pro Tools LE 8 license (authorization code) from one computer to another?

I am getting ready to wipe and sell a computer for my friend, and he needs me to transfer his copy of Pro Tools LE 8 to his new computer. He can't find the original packaging for it, and I've ...
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Remotely discover if Windows is OEM or Volume license

Previous tech did not document installs and now we are left with the question: Which machines have OEM or Volume license on them? Many of the machines have OEM keys available but were installed ...
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Do I need licencse to run IBM Websphere MQ Explorer?

I am using IBM Websphere MQ Explorer and IBM Packaging utility. I assumed they are free to use cause they are readily available for download off of IBM's website and don't have any expiration timer. ...
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Windows 8 on a newly bought laptop

I just bought a new ASUS laptop with Windows 8 installed on it in a well-known store. I didn't get and CD of Windows 8, nor any written license attesting that I am the legal owner of that Windows 8 ...
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License - Can I use Office 365 Home Premium on a business computer?

I'm thinking about buying Office 365 (aka. 2013) for my own PCs (2), and I could give one copy to the PC here that belongs to a company. The PC also got an Office 2007 (legal), but I'm no legal ...
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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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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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How to change license file permanently using lmutil (FlexLM) on Windows

I can change the license file using GUI utility LMTools on Windows and the change becomes permanent after that. How can I achieve the same using the commandline utility lmutil? I want to be able to ...
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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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SyncFusion Metro Studio Usage

I'm using syncfusion metro studio to generate icons for my clients. Now I'm interested in using a icon, specifically the eagle icon in my brand logo which will be used for commercial use and ...
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Microsoft Windows license - using Windows Upgrade License for downgrade [duplicate]

At the moment I'm using an old laptop that previously had Windows Vista OEM. I upgraded it to Win7HP using Upgrade Box bought at local retailer. Now I want to buy myself a new laptop, but the one I ...
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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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Public domain app to send files to trash in OS X

Is there any Public Domain (using the unlicense or something similar, not really relevant) app that sends files to the trash in OS X? There are a bunch of alternatives to this (example), but I need a ...
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Can i upgrade Photoshop CS6 to Adobe Creative Suite 6 at a discounted price?

I've had a look around on the official Adobe Shop website, but I couldn't find a clear answer for this.. I am a freelance developer and I have recently purchased Adobe Photoshop CS6 through the ...
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Encrypt all disk and decrypt it depending on the sytem hardware

Is there any tool that can encrypt a whole disk and use a decrypt key based on the hardware of the machine? My goal is to create anti-copy OS that can only run on a specific machine, if i change the ...
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Can I change Windows keys and downgrade to a different version?

I installed Windows 7 but the licence key apparently is wrong. I installed from a downloaded ISO which, I guess, installed the highest version of Windows 7 (Ultimate) with a pirated key when I ...
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Two Windows 7 Licenses One Virtual Machine/Virtual-PC/VirtualBox, One Physical Laptop…How do I use them?

I bought a new laptop (ASUS G51VXRX05). This laptop came with Windows Vista. It also came with a free upgrade to Windows 7 Home Edition. I bought the full version of Winodows 7 Ultimate with the ...
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Windows server 2012 move license to another server

I do not find on the internet somewhere where I can buy Windows Server 2012 Standard which is not OEM. I do not want to buy OEM because I fear hardware failure (CPU, hard disk, motherboard). I am ...
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Getting Windows 7 onto a device

We are a small company that make a data logging device plus a desktop application that accesses and analyses the data. The device contains a miniITX atom board and the software is Windows 7 ...
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Non-commercial use - can I use it in the office?

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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Microsoft Windows 7 license transfers

If i have an old computer that was windows 7 home edition and my friend downloaded windows 7 premium edition can i use the old license key for windows 7 home edition on another laptop after ...
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If I buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade, can I do multiple fresh installs?

My understanding is that when I first upgrade, I can choose to upgrade as a fresh install. If I want to do another fresh install in the future, can I do that? I tend to reinstall Windows every 1-3 ...
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Windows 7 product key, which is the valid one - in registry or on a sticker?

I am not too familiar with the software licensing and how this all works, but I have a question regarding Windows 7 and partially Office - generally Microsoft products. I have been asked to assist our ...
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What happens after you leave Windows 7 inactivated? [duplicate]

It seems that there is a sequence of events that happens when you leave Windows 7 inactivated. First, you get tooltips in the tray that say "This copy of Windows is not genuine, click here to activate ...
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Do I need to buy a MySQL License? [closed]

I am building a non open source web project and using MySQL database. Do I need to pay for a MySQL license or not? and why?
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StarDock product versions

If I pay for the enhanced version of StarDock's WindowBlinds, besides the features listed on the Buy page, is there anything that a single user would need from the Object Desktop pack?
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Can I reuse the licence of Windows XP from laptop to desktop

I purchased a HP Laptop with preinstalled Windows XP. The laptop has not worked for a few years now. I have recently purchased a desktop and can I use the same license key to get Windows XP ...
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windows/office licenses after image capture

I am trying to create non sysprepped recovery images for individual laptops. Will the Windows and Office activation be retained after reapplying the image? The purpose of it is to spend as little ...
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Windows 8 Developer licence [closed]

I am a Visual Basic.NET programmer, and am wanting to develop apps for the Windows Store. I have just signed up for a developer license and the information box, relating to the license stated that I ...
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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 ...