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3rd party library licensing clarification?

We bought a grid control few years ago from company [x] and created a binary(assembly), used it in our commercial product. After a year the license got over, we've not renewed it as we have not ...
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Sell and deploy Windows Store App with sideloading to customer's company [on hold]

As a private developer I have a Microsoft Developer License to build store app. I'm able to deploy on my test devices by sideloading without problems. So, it's clear that in case I need to sell my ...
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Does a full, retail license of Windows 8 exist? (Not OEM, not upgrade)

Ever since the days of Windows 95, Microsoft has distinguished between an OEM license, an upgrade, and a full version. Here's the difference as I understand it: Upgrade license: Requires you to own ...
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Office 2010 muti region OEM?

Buying a laptop from Germany, we use OEM licensing from the US (all above board, just the OEM loophole) Are OEM licenses multi-region or will we have to buy a specific office product for use in ...
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Analyze data flow between Windows Applications/Processes?

I am currently tasked with creating a "Software Usage Map" for my work; the map should show all the different applications being used, and how they related to one another... for example, if data is ...
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Are there significant feature in Apache OpenOffice which have not been carried over to LibreOffice? [closed]

I'm not much of an Office suite politics or development expert, and I just installed LibreOffice when it became relevant. But - sometimes I wonder if I'm missing out. I know that, basically, LO can ...
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Clean install Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 from OEM key

I have recently acquired a laptop with an OEM Windows 8 product key. I am interested in a clean install of Windows 8.1. I do not have any original install media, only recovery disks, and 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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Any legal/Microsoft way to make Windows 7 installation legal by purchasing a key for it [duplicate]

I searched a lot and there are resources which point to e-bay and others but all that is third party. I would like to buy JUST THE KEY for Windows 7 NOT the media, so I can make the already working ...
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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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Windows - how to install one program but have the ability to swap its settings/licenses (container?)

This is an odd one to explain, bear with me. We have a program, call it Program-A. We run this program on our Windows machines on behalf of customers, but each customer has their own license for it. ...
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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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Installing Windows 8 using an existing key

Is there an option to enter an existing Windows 8 license key in the Upgrade Assistant? I bought the License during my first try, but it got stuck at 62% when readying devices so I had to restore my ...
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Is it possible to buy one photoshop and use virtualization in a way that everyone can use it?

Is it possible to install a main server and install some sort of virtualization technology, pay one price for software such as Photoshop and let everyone user it? Please explain to me why or why not ...
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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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License of windows bought in us for use in India [duplicate]

We are a small scale business located in Inda - using Macs. We need windows on some PCs. Is it ok to use windows licences purchased online from the US?
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slsvc service won't start - error code 5

I've Windows Vista SP2. My problem is that Windows Update does not work. I found that slsvc (software licensing service) is disabled on my computer. When I tried to restart it, I got the error ...
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How to let Cloud server to access a Licensing dongle?

In our company, we use licensing USB dongle to control the license management. This dongle typically is plugged in to a server computer on the network. Now some user asked if we have a solution to use ...
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Getting Windows 2012 retail version in UK

I've just been evaluating Windows 2012 Server R2 Standard edition and want to go ahead with purchasing it. For various reasons (including the facts that I want to be able to mess about with it and ...
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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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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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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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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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Which Windows license do I need to install it on all computers in my office?

I want to buy Windows 7 licenses for the computers in my office. It has over 50 PCs. So, what kind of license do I need to buy from Microsoft?
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Image and Deploy New Computers

I am getting several new computers for my office. I want to install Microsoft Office and my proprietary software and all updates on a single PC and create a system image that will be copied to every ...
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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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Windows 8 VM lisencing

I just recently upgraded to Windows 8 and all-in-all it has been relatively painless. That is until I tried to create a VM. This is where I found out Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided to ...
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Windows 8 VM portability?

I just paid for a Windows 8 OEM Pro license on Amazon. It wasn't cheap. I put it on a VM using Virtual Box. If I put that disk image on a different machine running Virtual Box, will the image work?
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can i move Windows XP Pro from dead laptop to another PC?

my question is quite legal not technical. My old Samsung Laptop is dead. It comes with Windows XP Pro. I want to know that, can i install that Windows XP to another PC. Is it allowed? Will there be ...
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Multiple Users on Single Machine for MS Office 2010?

Some old information seems to imply that Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 is licensed for a single user, but I'm not sure this is actually so. When I read the Microsoft License Terms here, it ...
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Technet vs MSDN O/S Subscription

Can anyone please explain the differences between a Technet and 'MSDN O/S Subscription' ? I have customers who use a range of different Microsoft operating systems and I want to be able to spin a VM ...
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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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Transfer Windows 8 licence from VMWare to new installation

I installed an internet-purchased Windows 8 license ($40) in VMWare Player when it first came out because I wasn't sure I wanted to move from Windows 7. Now, I want to install Windows 8 on the main ...
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Dell Windows 7 OA Key- Use on another PC [duplicate]

If I have a Windows 7 COA Sticker on my PC... (it isnt specifically labeled Dell COA) Is it possible that I could use that same key on a totally different PC? My dell computer is outdated. I wanted ...
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Why don't we pay for webhosted apps that use MySQL server? [closed]

I've seen that MySQL (although open source) is not really free for commercial use. Here's their reference very clearly: http://www.mysql.com/about/legal/licensing//commercial-license.html In short ...
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return borrowed MATLAB license to Flex LM server

I am using MATLAB on a Windows 7 x64 machine, and I have successfully borrowed a license from the Flex LM server using the lmutil.exe lmborrow command line utility, but I am unable to return the ...
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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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Windows 8 “Upgrade Offer” eligibilty when running the Consumer Preview in a VM?

If I have a VM running Windows 8 Consumer/Release Preview, am I allowed to take advantage of the Windows 8 upgrade offer, and install it on that machine? I would have assumed not...as there was never ...
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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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Sharing Windows Store apps between accounts

In Windows 8 it seems natural to me that each person in a family has their own Microsoft Account with which they log in. If you pay for an app on the Windows Store, you can install that same app on ...
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How does Microsoft Security Essentials licensing work for small businesses using Windows 8?

On the Microsoft Security Essentials homepage, it states the following: Need security for your business? Microsoft Security Essentials is available for small businesses with up to 10 PCs. If your ...
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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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Run Photoshop on VM (virtual machine) to increase calculation power, without violating the licence agreement (EULA) [closed]

A question concerning the possibility to run Photoshop as VM without violating the license agreement (EULA) : My Adobe Photoshop is very slow, and sometimes I need to launch thousands of image ...
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Advice on in place upgrade of Windows 7 to Windows 8

I have two machines running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, one workstation and one laptop. Both about two years old but fairly powerful and with SSD disks. (But not with UEFI BIOS) I am considering ...
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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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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 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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Activating windows 7

I bought Windows 7 Home Premium about a month ago and loaded it onto my computer. My daughter, who is staying with me, also wants Windows 7. I'm getting money next week and want to buy the Home ...
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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?