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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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Stop "Sign In To Set Up Office" window appearing in Shared Computer Activation environment

I am trying to set up Shared Computer Activation as we have several 'Kiosk' style desktop PC's that are used by some staff with Microsoft 365 Business Premium, and other staff with Microsoft 365 ...
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Licenses for Microsoft 365 for Business, Shared Computers, & Local Accounts

I'm transitioning my church from Office perpetual licenses to Microsoft 365 Business Premium. I'm trying to figure out how many licenses I need. We have twelve computers all running Windows 10. There ...
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Transferring a Windows 10 license from an inaccessible VM

Some backstory will follow: I own multiple computers at home. The one computer I want to apply the license to was a Linux computer, a Dell XPS 13 9333, now dual-booted with Windows/Arch Linux. On the ...
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Where to check Microsoft Office version from product number?

Non-subscription versions of Microsoft Office are commercialized with different licenses types: FPP (Full Packackaged Product) also known as retail version. When PKC or ESD is not mentioned, the FFP ...
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Transfer Windows 10 Pro OEM upgrade license to another Microsoft account

I've done online upgrade of Windows 10 Home to Pro on my Surface Pro 7. The license is associated to my Microsoft account. I understand this upgrade license is not transferable to another PC because ...
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Can Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Services User CALs be used on Windows Server 2019 Standard?

My friend already has Windows Server 2019 Essentials but no RDS licenses yet. He wants to use several (more than two) parallel Remote Desktop connections. It seems it is not possible on Windows Server ...
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How to update from Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB to Windows 10 Enterprise 2021 LTSC, having only 2016 LTSB license key?

The summary of the issue: Windows 10 Enterprise 2021 LTSC doesn't recognize a valid Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB license key and shows error code 0x80041014. The long story: I have bought a used ...
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Double (32- and 64-bit) Windows Installation on the Same PC

I have a 32-bit Windows 10 Professional installation (upgrade from 8.0 and 8.1) on an old PC. The Windows license is RETAIL channel and the License Status: Licensed. Due to the 32-bit limitations I ...
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windows server (standard) licence more than 16 cores. How it works?

Hy! How does windows server additional core licence works? My server has 2 CPU 16core/CPU. So I need to buy a licence for 32 core. Server 2019 standard licence (P73-07791) good for 16 core. I still ...
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Questions regarding windows volume licensing, how are software installations tracked? Are they?

I have recently gotten a hold of a volume license key via one of my friends from his place of work, I would ideally like to be able to use it to install Windows on one of my computers. This computer ...
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Can I buy a Windows 11 installation disc or usb with key?

As in go to a computer store, or online and buy a legal genuine physical copy of Windows 11 as DVD installation media or USB drive, with a key. Then use this to clean install on a computer and enter ...
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Why I can configure my email on Outlook mobile but not on Outlook desktop?

I have recently joined an organization as an consultant. Here I am not able to configure my Office 365 email to Outlook on my office laptop. However, I can configure it on my personal phone after ...
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Can one authenticate the license of Win10 with the one different from the one used during the first-time installation?

When I booted a Win10 machine that I hadn't used for a long time, I noticed that I forgot to complete the license authentication and the OS was installed with the license used for also the other ...
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Had to reinstall Windows 10 but didn't write down the license key, what are my options? [duplicate]

I didn't buy the Windows 10 license, it was imported from my previous PC. Basically: Bought a used PC in 2012, came with Windows 7 Pro already on it A couple of years ago I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro ...
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What is Entry in Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC Entry?

I know what Windows 10 is. I know what IoT Enterprise edition is. I know what LTSC is. But what is the meaning of "Entry"? I can see the same vendors selling "Windows 10 IoT Enterprise ...
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Windows 10 is Activated Using Organization's Activation Service Instead of Digital License

Windows 10 Pro came with my machine and it used to say "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account." UPDATE: Correcting the above information. My PC was ...
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how to make a window 10 recovery disk + W10 license [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu on a new W10 laptop. I have did this many times, but for the first time I need to make a copy of the W10 disk/license in case I have to reinstall W10 on this laptop in the ...
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Can i use the OEM key on new windows installations on other machines? [duplicate]

I have a Dell latitude 5310 2 in 1 laptop. Which came with preinstalled windows 10 pro on it. So now i have run this command slmgr -dli to confirm that my Windows 10 pro license is an OEM key i.e. OEM ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter as workstation, what sort of license do I need?

Once upon a time my air-gapped desktop PC ran 2008 R2 DC (among other OS) using a free product key. That partition still exists, but I haven't used it in years and since the hardware has been upgraded ...
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Swapping from pirated to licenced Office - licencing issues

I was using a pirated Office for a while. I have since deleted it, bought one from Microsoft, downloaded it from their website, and installed it. For a while it worked OK, but after a day or two, I ...
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Telling whether an Excel file was created/accessed with cracked version of the software

Is it possible to tell whether an Excel file has been created or accessed with pirated Microsoft Excel?
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End-User Licence Agreement for TightVNC shows coca-cola logos

this has never happened to me before... I downloaded the tightvnc installer for windows from the official website, checked the signature and certificate, and ran it. Everything was ok, until I got to ...
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How many licenses do I get when I buy Office Home and Business 2019

I bought MS Office 2019 (Home & Business) and installed it on one Windows computer and 2 Macs. I looked up how many computers I could have and Microsoft themselves said that I had 25 licenses to ...
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How can I backup several windows digital licenses without using a Microsoft account?

I have several computers with Windows 10 Pro licenses. I use a couple actively and the rest I turn on every three or four months, update, backup, then turn off again. Using my Microsoft account to ...
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Is an already using windows 10 pro licence transferable to another PC?

I have a laptop that had windows 10 home pre-installed when purchased. I installed Ubuntu in it. After that, I installed windows 10 pro in it. Then bought windows 10 pro license and using that product ...
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is Microsoft Word 2010 free?

I have microsoft word 2010 installed in my laptop but it seems that it is unlicensed. But, I am still able to edit and view file with this software. But, when I tried unlicensed word 2016, I only ...
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Moving Win 10 installation between computers which have license

I have two laptops. Each has its own valid OEM license of Win 10 (Home, but I will have to verify that). Laptop A is brand new, laptop B is my current work laptop. (How) Can I move the Win 10 ...
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Reactivate Windows Server 2008 R2 without internet connection

I have an application running on Windows Server 2008 R2. The thing is we just have to format the OS, and work with an evaluation version of windows downloaded from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Will I be able to recover win 10 license after removing microsoft account?

I just activated a Windows 10 Pro license in a new computer, and a friend convinced me to link my microsoft account to my windows installation so I will be able to reactivate it after a hardware ...
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how to get the license key for windows10 developer edition on virtualbox

Hi I've downloaded windows10 image for VirtualBox (from microsoft website) and is working fine. But I see bottom right corner of my guest OS, license expires in xx days. I tried entering my windows10 ...
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transfer windows retail licence to a new computer when the old computer dies and i can not run `slmgr` command to deactivate licence on old computer [duplicate]

Can I transfer windows retail licence to a new computer when the old computer having digital licence dies and i can not run slmgr puk command to deactivate licence on old computer which is dead. Edit ...
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How are Windows SysInternal Utilities Licensed? [closed]

Specifically I want to know about SDELETE by Mark Russinovich. I didn't find any license attached, although he holds a Copyright for it.. I want to know because I want to distribute it in my own ...
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Can I re-activate existing Windows 10 OEM installation by the phone robot? (Moving old SSD to new PC) [duplicate]

I know that OEM licenses cannot be transfered to new Windows installations, but in this case I am moving existing Windows 10 installation with the SSD to a new setup. My Microsoft-account is tied to ...
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Selling Personal Laptop - How to Transfer Windows 10 and Office Home 2016 License to Buyer

Windows 10 Home MS Office Home and Student 2016 Both were preinstalled when I purchased the laptop from HP and so I presume they are OEM license (I was not billed for it separately) and they are now ...
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Can I use windows icons in my .Net application [closed]

I want to use Icons that appear on certain windows and dialog boxes in the Windows OS such is the Information bubble icon Here in my application. My application will be distributed free of charge ...
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How to get a free license key for VMWare FUSION Pro?

Downloaded VMware FUSION Pro 12 on Mac. On the load page, these is a "Get a Free License Key" button. After click the button it redirected to this page: https://www.vmware.com/try-vmware....
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Office 365 Admin centre shows an unused assigned license - but who has it?

I see this on the dashboard of the O365 admin center for a client I manage: It seems to imply that 3 users have been assigned a license but only 2 have taken it up and used it. How do I find who the ...
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Activate Windows 10 Home on VM with OEM Product Key

I have bought a laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 10. I installed a Linux distribution as dual boot and then installed VM Ware on Linux. Then to use Windows just for a few occasions and to ...
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Office 365 A1 Plus for faculty, what will happen to files in local OneDrive folder when license ends

I have Office 365 A1 Plus for faculty. As part of this license, I have 1 TB of storage in OneDrive that I can sync to my Windows 10 personal computer. At some point, the school that I teach for will ...
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Upgrading motherboard & CPU - Windows 10 questions

I recently bought windows 10 and installed it on my machine, but now I realize that I need a faster CPU and Motherboard to go with it. My understanding is that my Windows 10 serial key is tied to my ...
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Upgrading / Changing / Moving Windows 10 License

I've just bought a Windows 10 Pro License because I want to use that on my main PC which currently has Windows 10 Home on it for the extra features. I've upgraded most things over the years so pretty ...
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How to determine a Windows 7 license type from files under C:\?

I need to create a repair disc for a machine running Windows 7 Professional x86, but first I need to find out the exact license type before burning the only DVD I have, because (believe me) all USB ...
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Extracting Windows 10 license keys from machines

Throughout the office we have several computers running Windows 10 (a dozen or so) but we have no clear idea which of our licenses are activated on which computer. Is it possible to extract the ...
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Reversibly Reinstall Windows 10

I have some little problems with Windows 10. I have modified system files over the past few years, so would just like to do a "reversible reinstall experiment" to see if the problems go ...
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How do I see all Windows licenses linked to my Microsoft account?

I had Windows 10 Home, the license for which was linked to my Microsoft account, then I bought a key to upgrade to Pro, which is now also linked to my Microsoft account. I'd like to see the licenses ...
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O365 - Export of total number of licenses

Do you know how to export via PowerShell from O365 total number of licenses with following parameters ? change SkuID to friendly name number of active licenses number of used licenses if possible, ...
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How to revive a prior Windows install?

Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this is the correct Stack Exchange site to ask this question. I am asking it here because of this question. I have a notebook which originally came factory-installed with ...
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Is a Windows 10 pro sticker OEM or retail?

In contacting the seller of a PC, they wrote this about the license: It will come with Windows 10 Professional installed and activated. There will also be a Windows 10 Professional license ...
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What happens to Windows 10 Dev Environment after 90 days?

I'm first time using Windows 10 Dev Environment (running on Hyper-V) and I saw that I only have 90 days of usage with this image. It's been 2 days and I've setup most of the tools that I will need for ...
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How to enter a key when installing into a virtual-box or other VM for Windows 10?

Generally, how is Windows 10 run on Linux? By which I mean, once the ISO is downloaded how is licensing dealt with? I looked through a guide on the process, but it didn't mention license keys. Not ...
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