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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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How to get Visual Studio 2010 product key

i found this Any way to retrieve Visual Studio production key? superuseful, but i need something similar for Visual Studio 2010. I have a licensed VS2010 on one W12 server and planning to transfer the ...
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How can I save my Windows 10 license across a drive replacement?

I have a Windows 10 Pro installed on a desktop PC with a 128GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. Windows is installed on the SSD, and it is a digital license (probably upgraded from Win7). The HDD started failing ...
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2 Windows licenses on 2 SSDs and switching them

I have an HP ZBook Fury G8 and It has a locked BIOS and very strict security rules in Windows. I want to install and use my own Windows operating system, which will be on a different SSD. I plan to ...
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How to rename font (family) name of variable font to comply OFL?

I downloaded this variable font from google fonts. Since I convert the font to the WOFF2 format using this tool, I would change the font name due to the OFL as suggested in this post. The problem is ...
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How to upgrade SSD with windows 11 without losing offline licence? [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy a laptop with Windows 11 and immediately upgrade SSD. I assume I will be able to use the laptop initially without creating online windows account (and I strongly prefer this for ...
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Microsoft Office: Your account has multiple licenses

So I have an older laptop which came with Office Home & Student 2016 for PC. I now got a new laptop with Office Home & Student 2021. Both laptops use the same live.com account for the licenses....
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Which license of Visual Studio for online course?

I'm using the Community version of Visual Studio 2022 for creating some open source projects at home. Now I'd like to create some course about something related to Visual Studio and C++, and I'd like ...
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Windows 11 SSD to be shuttled between two Desktops?

Assume one has a desktop at work and at home. It would be convenient to be able to "shuttle: the Windows 11 SSD between the two PCs for use at each site. This can obviously be done if it was ...
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License behavior if I upgrade from win 10 to win 11 and then back again to 10 [duplicate]

I've a PC at work that has windows 10 Professional, and we're thinking about upgrading to Windows 11 Professional. We use Aomei Backup for making periodic images of our disks. I'd like to try Windows ...
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Can Windows 10 digital license be used by Windows 11 at the same time?

I'd like to try out the new Windows 11, but I don't want to loose my current Windows 10 Pro installation so I thought I buy another SSD to install W11 there and switch back if I'm not happy with it ...
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Is openssl is an alias for libressl on macOS?

I have no idea why despite having (seemingly) openssl, when I run: openssl version it outputs: LibreSSL 3.3.6 And when I run which openssl and type openssl to check whether or not openssl is just an ...
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Is it possible to sell a Windows 10/11 retail licence once it's no longer needed? What steps are required?

If I am going to pay US$199 for a Windows 10/11 Professional Retail licence, I'd like to know that it has some kind of resale value should I decide to switch to Linux or decommission the PC. Is it ...
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reusing windows 10 digital key

to the point: brand new laptop with windows 10 Pro. I will reinstall windows from scratch and remove all the bloatware (hp wolfsecurity and sureclick, looking at ya) I got the windows 10 pro key from ...
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Activation of Windows 10 Enterprise

for a couple of months I have a PC with Windows 10 Enterprise evaluation installed (the only version available on the Microsoft website). I would like to purchase a license of Windows 10 Pro and ...
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Is it legally allowed to downgrade preinstalled Windows 11 to 10? Is it technically possible anyway?

I need to choose Computers to buy for the company I work for and most of the ones available come with Windows 11 preinstalled. If I just do a clean Windows 10 install then, will it recognize the ...
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Can't release the Windows 10 PRO OEM key

I've recently bought a unknown brand laptop called Aocwei and I'm trying to release the CDKey to reinstall Windows from scratch I've tested all methods known: All the ideas and scripts here: ...
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How to integrate a Coporate TeamViewer license into MSI package

I'am in trouble since many hour with this : i want to integrate a license for my support team into a MSI package (with MECM). I've got this line of DOS working fine with my custom parameters : msiexec....
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Windows license in VirtualBox

I am trying to understand how Windows 10 licensing works, with virtual machines in context. I want to run several Windows VMs in Virtualbox, using retail Windows 10 Pro licenses. But I don't want to ...
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Definition of simultaneous use on Windows 10 RDP

I use Remote Desktop on Windows 10 frequently. The remote machine is set up as a PC (not a server). Recently, the mechanism for switching between remote users has stopped working. Up to now, the ...
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How to put a clean install of Windows 11 on a computer with untrustworthy OEM?

I have a computer that came with Windows 11 installed, but is from a company that has had a reputation for installing backdoors and bloatware in the OS. Is there a legal route I can completely wipe ...
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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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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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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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