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Questions tagged [license]

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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How do I find out if a computer is OEM licensed or if any?

Are there tools to find out if there is an OEM key embedded in my computer's Bios/EFI ? This question requires some backstory. If you are interested in the backstory, or why am I asking this question,...
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Reliable source to answer the current uncertainty of companies regarding Java usage costs? [closed]

"Oracle Will Charge for Java Starting in 2019" This could be read in several articles, especially in the past weeks. But the problem seems here, that even reputable IT news sites add to the ...
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re: Microsoft Office updates, licensing: perpetual license vs. Office 365

I've been confused about this because of ambiguous language since Microsoft Office 365 launched. I remember spending an hour or so trying to figure out a definitive answer at launch time. I've spent ...
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I want to sell my laptop but retain my windows 10 license

My laptop has Windows 10 Pro retail license. I wish to retain this license for myself and not give it away with the device. I will be doing a full reset and data wipe (of course). But I want to know ...
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Using pre-owned laptops with OEM windows

We use pre-owned laptops with OEM windows in our company. I think there is no license issue because the OEM windows is using with the original hardware. I also found this while searching. But I still ...
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Remove Windows Computer From Domain - Keep Windows License

At my workspace we are using an AD. The Windows license are received by adding the computers to the domain. Now because we have some mobile devices which often don't have a connection to the domain ...
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Cisco asa fmc amp ulr license

is L-ASA5508-TAMC-1y license sell as a PAK or just plain lic file generated by seller ? I have bought 2 devices witch FMC and all licenses but i think the company who sold it to me didn't send me all ...
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What is a “Promotional Version” of MS Office 2013?

I purchased a "Product Key" version of MS Office 2013. It arrived in a shrink wrapped box but I'm concerned with a sticker on the back (on the outside of the shrink wrap) which says: Promotional ...
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How to check if a non-Win10 PC has Windows 10 Digital License

When I was upgrading my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 while it was free, it crashed upon reboot, so I was forced to recover to Windows 7 (which still corrupted over 2000 files). Since my PC was ...
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Can I bundle Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (.diagcab) files with my software? [closed]

I am having difficulty finding any licenses of these files. Provided I don't modify, only call them, am I allowed to distribute them alongside my other software? EDIT: The tool I want to use: https://...
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MS SQL Server Licenses

I was having a discussion at work about the licensing model of Microsoft, in particular for SQL Server and we couldn't agree on the interpretation of "Active SA Quantity". So the question is, if for ...
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VirtualBox and Solidworks license manager

I'd like to install Solidworks license manager in a VirtualBox guest (Win7 Pro) - not Solidworks itself, just the licensing server. However, I get this error: "Activation license mode is not ...
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Disc cloning: are there license transfer tips?

My company has 1 computer that operates our main piece of equipment; we run 3 shifts and expect to always have this equipment running. We would like to have a 'hot-swappable' computer backup to keep ...
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Trying to open software using VPN connection

I am trying to establish VPN connection at the office where I work and home. There is a software that I'd like to use. When I'm physically at my workstation, all that is required is the USB stick ...
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Imaging and deployment

so as i understand an image is a snapshot of the hard disk which can be installed in another computer. It contains the data, software which can be deployed in the next computer. So if i made an image ...
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MATLAB License error 96

I am trying to open MATLAB on my windows pc. About a week ago it was working fine now i get the 96 error code. License manager error 96.MAtlab is unable to connect to license server. I am connected to ...
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How to check digital licenses linked to my Microsoft Account? [duplicate]

My harddrive just crashed and HP is asking me to pay them to get a recovery media in order to re-install Windows on the new hard drive. Now, Windows 10 uses digital licenses tied to out Microsoft ...
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How would Acronis Snap Deployment work with serial keys for apps?

Let's assume this scenario: I have to deploy Windows 10 OS and App X to 100 PCs. For Windows OS, I don't see a problem, since I can just enter the volume license key and be done with it. However, ...
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Windows 7 to Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Dell Latitude E6430, that originally came with Windows 7 Pro from Dell. COA says "Windows 7 Pro OA". Successfully updated to Windows 10 Pro when the update was available freely. I now have reasons (...
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Convert Windows 10 digital license to real license key?

I HATE these license of Windows 10 Pro that I bought on the machine, from the Microsoft Store, while I was logged into my Microsoft account. Is there a any way to can convert or exchange those ...
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Where is Windows 10 activation key?

So, I'm having big trouble trying to fix my friend's computer. She stopped a Window's update shutting down the computer (I know, it hurts just to read). Now the PC is not booting. I tried everything ...
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Is Windows 10 OEM Home upgrade to Pro possible?

I am considering purchasing the desktop computer that fits my requirements, except it comes with Windows 10 Home while I need the Pro edition. Is an upgrade of the OEM version after purchase offered ...
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Restoring Windows 10 Image on Original hardware with Retail licensing

I bought a 'mini-PC' with Windows 10 Pro(which I can link if necessary) and I want to be able to do 'clean reinstalls' if something gets mucked up. I pulled the licenses for Windows and Office for ...
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From windows 8.1 to windows 10 license

I bought a laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and activated (I do not have the serial key written down somewhere). Could I somehow keep the license and install Windows 10 (not upgrading)?
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Interrupting linux boot sequence in order to check if a license file exists else prompt for activation key

Is there a some proper methodology to stop a user from booting into the shell or the GUI if a license file ( simply any file present on the disk) is not present? if a license file is not found the ...
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Resetting windows 10 VM snapshot and licensing/activation

I have server running proxmox as a virtual machine host and run quite a few linux virtual machines on it. It works well for me. I would like to set up a windows VM on it too so that I can use jenkins ...
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Installing RHEL into VirtualBox

I have to practice, so I want to install RHEL onto my personal machine, but first I want to try installation onto VirtualBox on the same machine (you never know what may happen). So the question is: ...
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Can I use currency.js for commercial purposes? [closed]

I working on a cryptocurrency price tracker. I make use of the currency.js library. Can I use currency.js for commercial purposes?
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Upgrading Windows 10 home to institutional Pro via the institutional volume licensing server

I bought a laptop with Windows 10 Home. Our university has a licensing server that maintains Windows 10 Pro. The question is whether and how I can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro without formatting the ...
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Installing Visual C++ Redistributable and licenses

I have some software that needs Visual C++ Redistributable. Do I need to acquire some sort of license from Microsoft to install it? I see it's free to download but will it count on the licenses we ...
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Windows 10 VM Licensing [duplicate]

I'm working as a consultant and would like to keep each client in a completely separate windows 10 VM (will use linux for some clients, but due to requirements in some of the clients toolchains / ...
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What happens to my Windows 10 license when I install fresh on a new SSD? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 Home with a license running off of an HDD in my laptop. I would like to replace the HDD with an SSD and then install a fresh copy of Windows 10 Home on the SSD. What will happen to ...
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Windows 10 to a new Device [duplicate]

I purchased a laptop 2 yrs ago which includes Windows 8.1. After a month, I upgraded it (free) to Windows 10. Now, I'm buying a new laptop with no OS, my question is - Can I bring/transfer/install/...
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Does Windows 10 use the same key when installed with a Win8 key?

Long story short, I helped a friend build a PC a year ago and now we need to reinstall Windows. Originally, he bought a Windows 8.1 Pro license, and I installed Windows 10 with the 8.1 key, (did NOT ...
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Transfer free upgrade Windows 10 to different laptop [duplicate]

Can i transfer my free upgrade win10 to different laptop? I'm going to buy a new laptop so i need to transfer the windows (retail iirc) from the old one. I search about this topic and found that you ...
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How do i keep my windows 10 OEM license for later installation? [duplicate]

How do i keep my windows 10 OEM license incase i want to reinstall windows later; how do i make sure i can reinstall windows without paying ~$200 for a new license. I want to install Kubuntu 16 on a ...
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Windows 10 - Digital license after PC format

So I have this laptop that had Windows 7 original and I updated to Windows 10, so I got a digital key. Since 2 weeks ago my PC got infected and I formatted but I wasn't smart enough to see which ...
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Is a single Windows 10 license sufficient to native boot multiple differencing VHDs with a single parent VHD containing the Windows installation?

Windows 10 would only be installed into the single parent VHD, all others are just differencing VHDs. This is using native boot, not VMs.
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Are Office 365 “for Students” and the new Microsoft Imagine Premium allowed in commercial usage?

First quettion, I have trouble finding these EULA, I have tried to search with google but I can't find it https://www.microsoft.com/online/mosa/MOSA2014Agr(NA)(ENG)(Nov2014)(HTML).htm http://...
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Can I run virtual windows with my OEM license?

I'm currently running linux with windows dualboot. I've installed windows 10 successfully with my OEM Windows 7 Pro license that came together with my dell XPS, this was possible due to microsoft ...
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Moving Windows licence to another laptop [duplicate]

I have an old laptop (Lenovo e530), which came witn Windows 7 preinstalled. My new laptop arrived with Windows 10 preinstalled (Lenovo e550). I would like to put Windows 7 on my new laptop, too. Can I ...
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How convert IE Developer Windows VM to full version after buying a license?

I have been using the Windows ISO from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ I recently purchased a full license and I want to convert that to a full Windows instead of ...
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Does Windows 10 OEM License will work if I replace the HDD and install the windows from Microsoft ISO [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 310 which sometimes going 100% Hard disk usage. I research on the internet and found out removing "system interface" software make work fine. I did it and performance of system ...
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How to access flexlm license thorugh another server

There is a server,lets call it mainserver running flexlm to distribute a license file. Now, Mainserver provides license only to specific mac addresses on the network. Let X be be a computer running ...
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How many times can Windows 10 be reactivated with a digital license when hardware changes are detected?

I just managed to boot the same Windows 10 installation both natively and from Arch Linux in a VM. I'm currently running it natively and just got it activated with my digital license. This is Windows ...
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Is Synergy free to use if you compile it yourself?

I have been working with Synergy for quite a while now, but I have always been using older versions, as the current version is paid. I don't think anybody ever asked this question, as I searched for ...
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Server CAL Licensing [closed]

Almost need a lawyer just to figure this stuff out. Tried asking on Microsoft's support site through chat, but got thrown the typical "Please check this KB" bs. I'm currently planning out an ...
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Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines?

Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines? Found a Registered/ Authorized Refurbisher (...
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Windows 10, two licences on one machine

Is it possible to have two separate Windows 10 licenses (digital entitlements)--one for Home, one for Pro--co-exist on one computer? My Dell 2 in 1 comes with a Windows 10 Home license that is tied ...
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If I perform a clean installation of Windows 10 over an existing Windows 10 installation, will the OS automatically activate when started?

I realise the question is a bit of a mouthful, I'll try to clarify here. I have Windows 10 (Education Edition) on my SSD, and a fast mechanical drive for data. If I create a bootable Windows 10 USB, ...