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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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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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ZFS distribution in Linux kernel? [closed]

If anyone has a better title for this question feel free to edit I am wondering about something related to the conflict between CDDL (Sun's license) and the GPL. Mainly pertaining to the reason ZFS ...
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Windows 7 Licensing - Old Computer to New

I'm now a Mac user, but used to have a Windows laptop that I upgraded from Vista to 7 quite a while back (2 years now). I've not used the machine since I got my Mac, and wondered if there is any way ...
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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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Do I need a license to create pdf files? [closed]

I hope this is the correct place where I could ask this question. My mother is an accountant with a degree in economics. She works as a freelancer and she needs some licenses for her job. The biggest ...
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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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Some of my computers say 'PRO OA' on the OEM license sticker, others say 'PRO OA MEA', what's the difference

In a nutshell, some of my Windows 7 machines say 'PRO OA' on the sticker, others say 'PRO OA MEA'. What does this mean?
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what is the part number of genuine full retail non-OEM non-MSDN non-Academic non-Upgrade Windows 7 Pro w/ 32-bit and 64-bit DVDS? [closed]

what is the part # of genuine full retail non-OEM non-MSDN non-Academic non-Upgrade Windows 7 Pro w/ 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs? (So I know what I'm installing...)
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Will a Windows 7 Ultimate key work on Windows 7 Enterprise? [closed]

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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Using Windows 7 Pro x64 Retail Upgrade To Upgrade A Windows 7 Pro x32 OEM Install

I have two Dell computers that came with Windows 7 Pro 32-bit edition (with OEM licensing). Can I upgrade them to the 64-bit edition using a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit retail Upgrade disk? Is their a ...
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Windows 7 Professional Student Version

I have a version of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional which I obtained from MSDN Academic Alliance. I wish to install it, but the following section in the MSDNAA EULA somewhat concerns me: MSDNAA ...
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Activate OEM Windows XP after upgrading HDD and reinstalling

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop that's a few years old. I've just bought a new 320GB HDD for it, and am looking to rebuild it. I still have the OEM DVDs from Dell that Windows XP was installed ...
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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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Is there any software to identify whether PC installed any pirated software? [closed]

There are some employee in company that installed pirated software in their PC and I scared they use for commercial use, so, I decided to use kind of a software to detect whether their PC installed ...
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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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Question about software licensing [closed]

I don't know if this is the appropriate exchange site for this question, but here it goes: http://ckfinder.com/ has 3 licenses. I would like to incorporate this software into my existing CMS, but am ...
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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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Office 2007 install limit

I reached my install limit due to broken PC's needing to be replaced a few times by the manufacturer. Can I get my install limit reset somehow? Suggestions?
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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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Can you sell or transfer Exchange CALs?

Like if someone bought my exchange server off of ebay, can I transfer the licenses to them? Do they have to buy any new cals?
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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 do you convert KMS licensed windows 7 to MAK licensed?

I have Windows 7 Business/Enterprise that are automatically configured to use KMS licensing. How do I convert it to MAK mode licensing? In the past I did this with slmgr however I forgot the ...
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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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Is there a way to buy a Windows 7 License key without media?

I've already got two Win7 Pro disks in my case, and all I need is another license. The computer shop is about an hour away, and I'm feeling lazy. Is there any way to purchase a license key without ...
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OEM Operating System for an Existing PC

Say that I'd recently purchased 10 PCs from a retailer, but ordered them without any OEM operating systems, am I then at a later date allowed to go back to the same retailer and purchase 10 copies of ...
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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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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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Open source alternatives to iWork

After I spent few days getting familiar with usability and interface design field, I've got a question. Apple was the initial leader in GUI design research, and today most Mac users use OS X, ...
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Can I upgrade Windows 7 32bit to 64bit? [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'm about to reinstall my copy of ...
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remote desktop on microsoft windows 2003: licensing issue

it seems that I can't connect with remote desktop to a Windows 2003 machine cause of licensing issue. I understand that if I connect only with one user it should work, what's the problem? When I try ...
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Can I use the same Windows 7 license for a virtual machine and native (on the same computer)?

I run OS X as my usual operating system. I've purchased a copy of Windows 7 which I've installed as a guest in VMware Fusion. Everything's fine so far. Now -- I'd like to also have a native ...
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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 ...