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How does licensing work with Vagrant Windows boxes?

Can a single Windows license be shared between a team (akin to installing on a physical or virtual server) for hosting Vagrant boxes? The Vagrant docs don't seem to address this issue and all the ...
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Windows OEM Licencing - Are “No OS” Computers OK?

I'm planning to buy a new PC, and I'm considering a PC with no shipped OS because I'm undecided if I'll install Windows 7 or Linux - I'm not paying the Microsoft Tax unless I have to. As far as I ...
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License usage for Windows XP remote desktop

I am considering offering a service for my small business that will allow me to host a certain resource for my clients on my own network. Problem is, they need occasional access to it, and it can't ...
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Is a Windows 7 OEM Key valid for 32bit and 64bit?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEC15FG laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OS (Genuine). Are there any legal problems for burning a customized Windows 7 DVD and keeping it in hand? Since they are not ...
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Will a clean install of Windows 8 recognize an OEM license/product key?

As I understand it, OEM computers that come with Windows 8 preinstalled has the license/product key stored in the BIOS/on the motherboard somewhere. If you do a clean install (*) of Windows 8 (for ...
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What are the licensing differences between Windows 8 Professional x64 fqc-05955 and fqc-05956? [closed]

If I do a search for Windows 8 Professional x64 in my country, the only version I can find is having the code fqc-05955 and is labeled OEM. If I perform same search on amazon.com, the only version I ...
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Can I use the same OEM windows 7 key on two computers in my house

Will I be able to, and what is the worst that can happen to my laptop with the original OEM key. Will Microsoft invalid my key on both computers or not. And my brother did this for the other computer ...
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Windows Workstation/Server licencing

Have a slight licencing query i've been asked about and i'm not 100% on the advice i'm about to give... Scenario: A clock-card machine running some software that makes it available to other people on ...
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How to get the Windows Vista operating system key? I would like to re-install the OS again.

I would like to re-install the Windows Vista again? Where can I get the key for the system on which it is installed? The key on the back of my system is fudged beyond recognition?
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what is the difference between getting a Licensed Windows and buying a Key for Windows?

Well my question is same as the title. what is the difference between getting a Licensed Windows and buying a Key for Windows? they both are legal right? Note: Windows XP and 7 are the targets. ...
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1answer
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Microsoft Windows Licensing, transferring from old to “complete” new PC

In an question i asked, it seems that one phone call will help to transfer the licensed copy of windows to the replaced hardware Microsoft Windows Licensing, Validity/transferring between ...
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Microsoft Windows Licensing, Validity/transferring between burnt/working MOTHER-BOARDS

I would like to license copy of WINDOWS XP and WINDOWS 7 for four to five PC's From what I understand there are many ways shown on Microsoft site for Volume Licensing, but I am interested in ...
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What are the origins and license of freetype6.dll?

Regarding freetype6.dll: Which product does it belong to? What license does it fall under? In my research, it appears to belong to the Windows OS, and probably ships with all licensed copies of ...
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How can I tell what version of Windows came on a laptop?

I have a HP G61 Laptop model number g61-511wm that has two stickers on top: AMD & Windows 7 I don't have the restore disk for this computer, however on the bottom there is a certificate of ...
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1answer
464 views

Will a Windows 7 Ultimate key work on Windows 7 Enterprise?

I had work install a home copy of Windows 7 Enterprise edition on my laptop. I'm leaving the job, and I need to buy a copy of Windows. Most editions I'm able to find are Ultimate edition, not ...
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1answer
492 views

Windows 7 GGK license on virtual computer

I have little old ThinkPad with originally Windows XP Pro installed on, which is OEM version I guess. A year ago I totally moved to Ubuntu and used XP rarely in VirtualBox. Not sure if it's legal to ...
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WIndows 7 MAK deactivation

I have 50 MAK Windows 7 licensees. I want to reformat my computer for a fresh install. How do I do this without needing to activate a 2nd time? The computer is still functioning and in fact I used ...
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Computer refresh - Efficiently cloning 60 identical computers

To preface my inquiry, I posed a question to the community 3 weeks ago regarding choosing replacement computers for my office of 60 users and had an amazing response. I ended up purchasing 60 HP ...
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Running additional copies of Windows in a VM Licensing

Can I run additional copies of Windows as guest VM's legally using the license on the host machine (the idea behind this is to isolate my main computer from bugs in shell extension code under ...
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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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3answers
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Where and how can I get installation media for the Windows OS that came with my laptop?

I just want to do a clean install. Using the number printed on the sticker. Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM I just want one physical copy of Windows 7, to finish projects already started.
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2answers
915 views

Distribute Windows (XP or 7) as virtual appliance

I'm looking at ways that may be possible to distribute a Microsoft Windows (e.g. 7) virtual appliance (such as VMWare image) pre-configured and installed with a large application of mine. Is this ...
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How to upgrade to a bigger disk?

I've a laptop (IBM T42) which has its current bog standard 30GB disk, the user is running out of space and thus I'm upgrading them to a 160GB disk. I'd rather avoid paying the Windows XP license ...