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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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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Copy protection third-party toolkits [closed]

I need to add copy protection by license to a desktop Qt application that runs on Windows and OS X. We are mostly interested in per-machine licensing, with the possibility to issue time-based trial ...
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Using Windows OEM License key on another Laptop [duplicate]

I have an older Toshiba R-800 laptop that's dying. Before I dispose the laptop, I want to recover the Windows License key. This laptop was given to me at my previous workplace and at some point, they ...
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Can I acquire a Windows 8.1 licence by free upgrade from 7 to 10, then downgrading

So, I have Windows 7 pro, and I'm looking to upgrade so that I can use some of the apps that are only available in Windows 8+. I considered just taking advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade, and ...
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Windows License Validity after Restoration from Backup of Other Machine

I am working to restore 30 or so company PCs from a single "clean" backup image. They all came with Windows 7 Pro, and have product key stickers on the cases. On the first machine, I formatted the ...
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How do I search Microsoft's “Legal Stuff” displayed during PC setup?

I purchased a laptop with Windows 10 for testing some libraries I contribute to. I'm at the Windows 10 "Here's the Legal Stuff" screen where Microsoft forces users into accepting their obscene terms ...
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May I use the same licence for Windows on different partitions? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 installed on my tablet and I want to install the same version of Windows 8 on a second different partition of the same disk, on dual boot, possibly from the same ISO. Given that the ...
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Windows 10 Upg. Licensing: Can I move a system image repeatedly between multiple hosts?

I have several computers for different uses/locations, all licensed via the free Windows 10 upgrade program. The hardware is quite similar and I would like to take the system image with me, without ...
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Transferring microsoft OEM, FPP and VLSC license

We had purchased Microsoft licenses like OS, Office, Visual Studio, SQL server etc. from the local reseller. Some of them are OEM, FPP and also some are Open Licenses purchased through Volume ...
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Have two copies of windows 10 on one PC

Currently, I have Windows 10 running on my PC with an SSD drive. I bought a new HDD and connected it to my computer. I want to install Windows 10 on my HDD so that I can boot from either one. I know ...
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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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Determine if product key is used on multiple computers

I'm the sole programmer at company. Not only that, I'm the sole person who's remotely computer literate above the "I can check my email". As such, I've been asked to go to all the machines, and ...
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How to audit all the software installed on a PC [closed]

one of my customers is going to be audited by a Microsoft partner to check if all the installed software is legal. So far, so good with the software I installed: all the Windows XP machines have ...
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TFS license for user account, not person?

We have 10 software engineers who all have valid TFS user licenses (either MSDN Pro/Ent). We also have an extra domain user account that everyone shares to access a remote PC in our office. This PC ...
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How long can I use a product-key version of Visual Studio 2015, offline?

Background Our company is looking to start using Visual Studio 2015. We are planning to buy the perennial 5-license version of Visual Studio 2015 PROFESSIONAL. Our problem is that we have a bunch of ...
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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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What Features are Missing in the PhraseExpress Text Expander after the Trial Period Ends?

What features or capabilities will be locked, gone or will be missing in PhraseExpress (text expander software) after the 30-day trial period has elapsed?
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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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Using Microsoft Software and license keys

Do software packages from Microsoft like Windows 7, Office 2010, Visio etc. have any link to the context in which they originally have been obtained (e.g. obtained via MSDNAA or BizSpark in ...
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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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Will I have to do any update or upgrade at the release date of the Windows 8 OS?

I'm a MSDN subscriber and I would like to download and setup Windows 8 (x64) (legally of course) on my computer. The question I currently asking myself is the following : Will I have to do any update ...
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Windows 8 upgrade on multiple PCs

I bought windows 8 upgrade from microsoft, and i found on this page that: Offer valid from October 26, 2012 until January 31, 2013 and is for individuals and small businesses needing to upgrade ...
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Windows 10 planned re-installation without losing activation

I recently upgraded from windows 7 Ultimate to windows 10 Pro. My question is- How to re-install windows 10 pro after wiping the HDD without losing my license? Where are the activation files to take ...
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Do I need license 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 Licensing: Validity of transferring between burnt/working motherboards

I would like to license a copy of Windows XP and Windows 7 for four to five PCs. Purchasing legal content is expensive, especially for those living in a poverty-stricken state; if an individual ...
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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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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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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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Can I use Office 365 Business Premium at home for personal use?

Basic Question I want to know if there is anything preventing me from using the one of the business plans for personal use. The important part is I want to find an official Microsoft webpage or ...
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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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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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Revoke MS Office 2013 license

A laptop I don't have anymore has a copy of MS Office 2013 Professional installed on it. I don't want the person who now has it to have a free license since I paid for it. Is there a way to revoke ...
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Win 7 installed.. Change Mobo + Processor, Will it work?

I have Win 7 x64 installed in my computer. ( Intel C2duo + Some mATX Asus Mobo) .. I am planning to upgrade my comp and i was going to buy a diff mobo and planning to buy AMD Athlon2 X4 proc. So i was ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8 and keeping Windows 7

If I pay the $39.99 for the upgrade from Windows 7, will I still be able to use my Windows 7 license on another PC? I know it probably isn't supposed to work, but does anyone know for sure?
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How can I return a Microsoft License delivered with a Dell computer?

I have to change my current single-core Pentium computer to a new Dell XPS8300. Unfortunately, I'm deadly allergic to Microsoft and someone where I work says I can return the Microsoft Windows that ...
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What OEM Windows 8 licenses exist, and how do I tell which one is installed on my laptop? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new Lenovo laptop that comes preinstalled with Windows 8 (the exact product statement is Windows 8 64). As far as I understand, that's an OEM version. The problem is that I need ...
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Install my own copy of Windows 7 Retail on a Lenovo PC with BIOS-based license

I have acquired a Lenovo PC. Whatever OS was installed is long gone, the hard drive is totally wiped. I plan to install my own (legitimate) copy of Windows 7 x64 Retail. The BIOS seems to have some ...
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Best practice for Win 10 (Home version) recovery, including license:

I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. I'm not sure what the various recovery options will do in a disaster scenario. One option is to make a System Repair Disc, which I have done. It seems that this will ...
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Can I use a “refurbished” Windows 7 license key on a virtual machine? [duplicate]

I am a software developer and recently purchased a Windows 7 Home Premium license and media labeled as "Intended for distribution with a refurbished PC". Does the license allow installation in a ...
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New ssd, keep win 10 licensed?

upgraded from win 7 to win 10 a few months ago. Just bought a new ssd. How do I maintain my license for windows 10? Install normally and use the serial number I currently have?
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Registering mIRC for domain users

We run a small domain with mIRC installed on the machines. When we install mIRC we do so with the local administrator account. We register it and it shows as registered fine. However when another ...
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What happens when I update my MSDNAA Win7 pro to Win10, can I install Win10 once I change PC?

I have MSDNAA license Win7 Pro. Sooner or later I will update to Win10. Now my Win7 have followed me or 3 consecutive PC's (only one install at a time ofc) as I bought new ones, but I heard that Win10 ...
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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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Using existing Windows 8 after upgrade to Windows 10

The first part of my question was where can I get my Windows 8 Key but that has already been answered elsewhere. The second part is if I do the free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, can I use ...
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Can I “transfer” my Windows 7 license to a virtual machine running on the same computer?

I've read the blog post on license transfer, but I'm not clear in the case where I already have a licensed, activated copy of Windows 7 running on my PC but want to move that license to a VM running ...
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SQL Server licensing in a virtualised environment

My company has 6 instances of SQL Server 2012 Standard. These instances all run on VMware virtual machines. The licenses for SQL Server came packaged with WonderWare products (WonderWare Historian for ...
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Can I upgrade a Windows 7 student licence to Windows 10?

I have a Windows 7 with a student license (it's a full license, not OEM). I want to use the free upgrade to Windows 10 and still have a valid license. The thing is, I am no longer a student. ...
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How to move a software with user key to another computer?

I have a software in Computer A. When it was first installed, I need to input a UserKey and use it. After the first time the UserKey was entered, I do not have to enter any Key again when using it. ...