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 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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License used in virtual machine while sysprep

I have many different computers with OEM windows 10 Pro preinstalled. I want to make one customized image with sysprep tool in Windows 10 Pro in a Virtual machine and then install it to these ...
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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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FFMpeg, libx264, ac3, aac license inquiry

I am Gun a Korean developer. We will develop an encoder to be used by the company using FFMpeg. It will be installed on a server to encode contents in 30 seconds or less, and there are no plans to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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