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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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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Will Windows 10 Proffessional allow to listen in more than 20 ports from internet

Windows 10 license allows no more than 20 connections for some ports: (iii) Device connections. You may allow up to 20 other devices to access the software installed on the licensed device for ...
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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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How to clean install Windows 10 with a product or license key? [duplicate]

I'm considering buying a PC which comes with Windows preinstalled; typically I run Linux. If I were to format the hard drive and install Linux so that Windows was removed from the hard drive, just ...
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how to copy, persist or save the license key for Windows 10?

Not normally a Windows user, but am considering purchasing a brand new desktop PC with Windows. Is it even possible to note a license key for future use with Windows 10?
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How to determine the product key from the console for Windows 10? [duplicate]

On a Surface 3 tablet, how do I determine, from the console, the product key for Windows 10? Microsoft says: Product keys for Windows A product key is a 25-character code that's used to ...
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Moving MS Projects 2016 to a new computer

I purchased, downloaded, and installed Microsoft Projects 2016 on my laptop. I have to send in the laptop for repairs. My questions are: Can I install this Projects in a new PC for the time being? ...
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Add Office 365 ProPlus license to Office Home & Business

I have a Windows 10 computer with MS Office Home & Business installed. It is activated with a volume license. I need MS Publisher, which is included in the Office 365 ProPlus bundle. I have more ...
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Windows 10 Activated Automatically [duplicate]

I format my Laptop yesterday and install Windows 10. I didn't add a license key, but it seems like windows 10 activated automatically. How was that possible?
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Retrieve Windows 10 Key after full reset [duplicate]

I have this old Asus computer that was released with Windows 8.1 and then upgraded to Windows 10 for free. One of the updates didn't work and the computer wasn't booting anymore. The owner did a ...
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Unable to sign in to resolve Visual Studio 30-day trial license expired issue

I have had this issue once before with 2017. I was able to sign in and resolve it though. Right now I can't even sign in. It's stuck trying to sign in. What should I do? Appreciate your insights as ...
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Licensing - Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 on new PC

I am looking at buying a business which has a fair number of 3rd gen i5 systems running Windows 7 Ultimate (general license, activated and not OEM). I am wanting to, as a 2 part process - upgrade ...
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Unable to reactivate windows on a new PC

I had earlier asked a question here on SU.SE. It was suggested to me that I should firstly deactivate windows on older PC and then try to activate windows on the new PC. I have deactivated windows on ...
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Migrate VMWare Workstation (free) virtual machine on vSphere

I would like to know if it was possible to copy/migrate/export a virtual machine created with the free version of VMWare Workstation to the free version of vSphere Hypervisor (bare metal). If it was ...
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Transfer a Windows 10 license to a new PC

I have purchased a new PC and I would like to transfer Windows license from my old PC to the new one. I am using Windows 10 (which was upgraded from Win 8.1) on my older computer and is activated ...
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For WSS (Windows Storage Server) 2016, does unlimited CALs mean unlimited concurrent RDP active sessions?

For usual Windows Servers, there is a limit of 2 accounts being logged in and in active use simultaneously from remote desktop or the terminal - and more concurrent account users require ...
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RLM False Virtual Machine Detection

I have recently installed software with RLM (Reprise Licence Manager) licensing protection after completing the setup and running RLM, I get an error indicating that server has detected that I'm ...
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How do I preserve a Windows 10 Pro license while experimenting with Hyper-V?

I have a copy of Windows Server 2016 and am trying to learn all I can about Virtual Machines. I expect that the early machines I build will improve as I build more. I'd like to build some Windows 10 ...
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How to determine which modules needed for licensing FFmpeg as part of an app

I developed an app that uses ffmpeg for some simple muxing, which I am going to sell. I contacted MPEG LA about licensing, and they said I the license I need depends on which codecs I use. Is there ...
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Can student Office365 license be used with existing account?

I've been using Office 365 Home for a few years now. This year I started at university which provides us with Office 365 Student licenses, which are probably bound to our school accounts (they come ...
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Creating a Master Image to roll out to 30 new Machines Licensing Issues

At my company we are buying 30 new Identical PC's from Dell so we have standard setup. What i want to know is if its possible to configure one of these machines to our specification as a master and ...
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Which SLIC version do I have and is it valid?

I have purchased my laptop in 2011. I have some SLIC ACPI table but IIRC FreeDOS was pre‐installed. I have done hexdump on it. Here is output: 0000000 4c53 4349 0024 0000 ac01 4553 4343 4453 0000010 ...
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How do I purchase a license for Gentoo? [closed]

It looks like every genuine GNU/Linux distribution should have key servers and every user should purchase a license according to https://gitlab.com/glat-official/howtotell I use Gentoo. I was unable ...
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Using Font Awesome in Photoshop - is attribution required?

I tried contacting the Font Awesome team but haven't heard anything so I'm not sure if my email got lost or if they just have a huge backlog. I know that in their license page it says we are free to ...
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Transfer Office license without account

I'm trying to transfer an Office 2013 License from a computer that's not going to be used anymore to a new computer. After some googling I've only found forums that say I need to do something on my ...
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Can't activate Windows 10 Pro with license linked to Microsoft account or product key

I'm trying to activate a new Windows installation using the digital license that's associated with my Microsoft account. On the old (activated) pc, I can go to the activation setting and see the "...
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If I've overwritten my main Windows installation, can I get my license key back?

I am currently working on a machine that had Windows 7 installed by default. Many years later, this instillation was upgraded to Windows 10 via the free official online upgrade program that happened ...
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How to insert VNC Server license key (automatically) after a PC reimage with MDT

I have a base build PC which has the VNC Server license key inserted and working correctly. I've then taken an image of it via WINPE disk and the DISM command line (.WIM file) Wim file is then ...
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Microsoft KMS Office 2016 - replace Client PC?

We have about 40 Computers in our network and we recently start to manage our MS Office activations over KMS. Since we have to replace a Computer in our network every now and then (about 4 per year),...
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Office 365 Licensing - Change “Belongs to”

Here's the scenario: We have a company Office 365 account with multiple users. I've assigned an Office 365 license to one of those users (say, Alice), and have installed the suite of Office ...
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What is the difference between proprietary codecs and open source ones? [closed]

Let's say H.264 is a proprietary codec which is protected by patents owned by various parties. However, there is a open source h264 encoder called "x264". Do I need to pay royalty fee for using open ...
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Security-SSP “The Software Protection service has completed licensing status check.” Running 12 Times an Hour

It's to my understanding this should be running every 7 days or so but on our server once an hour (1:22, 2:22, 3:22...) it runs: -The software protection service is starting -Initilization status ...
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Using an old Windows 7 on a new laptop (and upgrading to Win 10)

I am currently looking to buy a new laptop on a somewhat tight budget. In order to get a bit better parts I have the option of buying it without a Windows license. I need Windows however and after ...
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BBC iPlayer downloader app DRM issue

Got a strange issue with the iPlayer app on one of my computers. For absolutely any download it gives a error: DRM License Failed I've tried: Un-installing then re-installing Running it as an ...
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For how long is a Windows 10 Pro license valid?

I couldn't find any info about this. I'm thinking about buying a Windows 10 Pro license but I'm wondering for how long it will be valid? Is it some cloud thing that needs to be renewed every year, or ...
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On which IP the license should be issued by ANSYS authority?

my experience with networking is very poor. I was given a task to install Ansys Fluent at new computer at my university. The authorities provide national license and our university's public ip is ...
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How to remove office 365 Business from my pc if i am not the owner

Hi I have a few questions. My boss has paid for the office 365 business on my pc I want it removed and all the files related including onedrive. is there a way i can do this using command prompt? If ...
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Office 2016 pestering for Office 365 sign in details - how to remove O365 subscription/license?

I have a corporate laptop that used to have O365 on. The license for it was yanked by the owner, so I installed a licensed copy of 2016 instead. The problem I now face is that both sets of details ...
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How to switch Windows 10 product key?

I have two versions of Windows 10 licensed to my Microsoft account: Windows 10 Pro in my old computer and Windows 10 Home in my laptop. I want to transfer the Pro license to my laptop, however I ...
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How can I unbind Windows 10 license from my computer?

I have used my university educational Windows licence (from Microsoft Imagine/Dreamspark: different names for the same thing) on my custom built computer, but now I would like to sell the computer, ...
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BLACK DUCK - Open Source Scan result misleading

My company started using Black Duck version 2018.12.4 and i would like to understand if i made a mistake or if i found a bug. I did the follwing: Start Black Duck Scanner Desktop with Scanner CLI ...
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How to deactivate Windows 10 I got from Microsoft Imagine in order to sell PC

My university is part of Microsoft Imagine program and this is how I got product key for Windows 10. In meantime I got new machine and installed Windows 10 with same product key. I want to sell my ...
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Will Windows 8.1 remain activated on a copy of a .vdi virtual machine file, if I have stopped running the original .vdi virtual machine?

I have two computers running Ubuntu. In one computer, I created a Windows 8.1 virtual machine in VirtualBox as a .vdi file. I activated it using a product key obtained from my previous school's ...
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Does installation of WIndows from Dreamspark require product key or other kind of license?

I have installed Windows 8.1 a while ago from my school's Dreamspark program. I don't remember it exactly and can't find any product key associated with it, so I wonder how I should provide the ...
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How windows can be so cheap?

I've seen this article in chrome recommended by Google on my phone. Those articles are generally not completely rubbish so I'm wondering whether it's legitimate. How can I know? $12 for Windows 10 ...
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Reinstalling Windows 10 - how many digital licenses I have linked to my account

I need to reinstall Win 10 (after virus). After reading online, it looks like I would be able to do it easily since my system is activated with digital license. However, I have a question. I have at ...
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Windows 2016 Server License on a VMWare VM

What I am needing to know is the following. I have a server with multiple cores, each VM (VMware Machine) is assigned one core per machine. (It is Not a strong machine, that will come later on in ...

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