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Activation key VS Digital license for Office: which are the differences?

I want to install and activate Microsoft Office on a Windows 7 Home Premium pc. I have to chose between: 1) purchasing an activation key; 2) buying a digital license from another user; this second ...
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Is there a way to tell if a Lenovo Laptop configuraton from the Serial Number?

Browsing the listings of older model or used computers, many of them don't list the specific options they shipped with. Is there a way I can find this out from Lenovo or with a tool or utility?
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Cant get Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 to activate

Ive got a Mac Mini that has had 2 new hard drives in its c. 4 year life, due to upgrading require storage form 500GB to 1TB to 2TB. Each time i put a new HD i clone the contents from the old HD ...
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Why isn't Windows 10 Pro accepting my serial number?

I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro a few months ago and now I keep getting the message Windows 10 Pro will expire soon, so I tried to re-activate Windows 10 Pro. But I keep getting error 0xC004F074. I've ...
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Print Serial Number or Incrementing Number in Word Document Footer

I feel this is likely a dup, but I can't find good answers and "Question's that may already have your answer" only shows an answer for excel. I'm looking to track documents printed by having a serial ...
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Why is windows usb white-list based on hardware ids?

On windows you can set a GPO that will allow to create a white-list of usb devices you want to allow on your computer. However, this white-list is based on the hardware ids and on the compatible ids ...
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Is it possible to install a USB device using a registry?

I am trying to create a white-list based on the serial number of usb devices that will be used to allow only certain usb devices to be installed. I wrote a script to get the serial number of a USB ...
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How to get the serial number of the hard drive on which I am working? [duplicate]

For get the serial number of all hard drives in my computer, I use: wmic diskdrive get serialnumber But, I want to get the serial number of the hard drive where I am working. I explain: I have 2 ...
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Wrong serial number for ASUS ZenBook UX306UA?

I bought myself an ASUS ZenBook UX306UA. On the bottom it says UX306U Notebook PC. But, under About in settings it says that my computer is a UX305UAB Signature Edition, and when I registered it with ...
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Automatic Serial number in excel

Column A(A3:A24) and B(B3:B24) contain unique number and text. If column B is blank, I want column C to contain a number that counts down to 1 in the last row that contains a blank cell in column B. ...
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How to use Photoshop CS6 without an Adobe ID?

Background I have a legal Adobe Photoshop CS6 serial number. I have downloaded the Photoshop CS6 from the Adobe website. I have installed it with my legal serial number. Everything until now is fine. ...
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How to get serial number or UUID from MTD device?

I have an embedded device with MTD device over NAND flash. Is it possible to get its serial number or UUID? I thought there might be a solution similar to getting UUID of hard drive but I didn't find ...
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Find Key of Installed and Activated Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended without using 3rd party tools

The question is basically the same as this one, but for Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended instead of Acrobat. How do I find the serial number of an installed, activated, running instance without third ...
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CPU-Z isn't showing serial number of hardware components

CPU-Z is a powerful tool to display every detail of your PC hardware components. I specifically downloaded it to check my serial number of CPU and graphic card. Except serial number it shows every ...
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How do I know where exactly my .reg will be installed in the registry?

I am going to install a .reg file and I want to know, where exactly in my registry will it be installed? Is there a way to find out the registry path? I want to locate the 20 character serial number ...
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WMI Call to retrieve Physical Serial Number on HDD's

I'm trying to write a script that incorporates a retrieved Drive Serial Number for a report. So far I've just been trying to get a WMI call or really anything to even retrieve it in the first place ...
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How to check Serial number of RAM and built date. windows 7

I am suspicious about the RAM upgraded(not sure whether the person added new or used). i.e. I want to check serial number of the RAM with built date. Platform-Windows 7. I tried this with 'wmic ...
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Does a format change the USB serial number?

I have read this question/answer and found that an USB stick could have a serial number associated with it. This is an intersting info for my project but I wish to know if a re-format of the USB stick ...
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OSX in Virtual box SerialNumber = 0

I've got an install of OSX El Capitan running in Virtualbox for so I can test Xcode and potentialy start developing. I cant seem to log in to the app store though as it appears the serialnumber is ...
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how to recover win7 licence to update to win10

I have a DELL laptop pc, coming from a company (free) so no DVD or paperwork available, just the hardware. I have a perfect legit win7 pro 32 bit version running on it just fine. I whant to keep this ...
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Windows 7 says its not a genuine copy as its been installed on multiple machines (although they machines are wiped first)

I have Windows 7 installed on my macbook pro via Parallels virtual machine. Since buying the copy of windows 7 (about 5 years ago) Ive wiped and re installed the OS on my laptop. Each time i dont ...
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Get PC Serial Number from Registry

I'm trying to get the serial number of a user's PC from a VBS script, and display it in a msgbox. I am aware of the methods for commandline (wmic bios getserialnumber) and I am aware of the hardware-...
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Get Windows 10 serial key from Windows 7 serial key?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu and also have a retail copy of Windows 7 x64 and x32 Professional. Considering that Windows 10 is a free upgrade, I'm contemplating wiping Ubuntu and putting Windows 10 ...
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How can I get my Windows 7 serial key (when I have upgraded to Windows 10)?

Anyone know how I can get my Windows 7 serial key? I used to use Belarc advisor to see my Serial keys. When I use it on my newly upgraded Windows 10, it shows me a Windows 10 Professional serial key. ...
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Got a new hard drive - can't verify serial and it says it was manufactured in 2012

I've bought two new Hitachi A7K3000 2TB Festplatte 3,5 Zoll 7200rpm 6Gbps according to my invoice and order page on Amazon. That the drives label says "APR-2012" looked suspicious to me and I've ...
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Can I dual boot Windows 8.1 with the same registration key?

I would like to optimize my laptop (Dell XPS 9530) for high performance programs (DJ'ing) by having a very clean Windows 8.1 installation with only relevant software and (sound) drivers installed. ...
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How identify a Virtual Hard Disk how unique in Linux?

I'm get the Hard Disk serial number with "hdparm, sdparm, /sbin/udevadm and lshw" is possible in a physical drive, but when i use the "Hyper-V" i don't have the serial number. How i can get the ...
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Windows 7 edition from serial? [duplicate]

I have a product key from a Windows Checked build that I'd like to use on a Free version, but the source didn't state the edition the key is bound to. So I don't know what edition should I install.
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Information on Western digital hard drive serial number [closed]

What type of information can I get from checking the serial number of a WD hard drive using the Linux command sudo lshw -class disk?
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How do I get the system-serial-number for Xen Server?

I would like to find out how could I be able to retrieve the system-serial-number of virtual machines installed on Citrix XenServer. I had referred to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15802876/how-...
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how to change ssl certificate serial number

I upgraded the linux full release on a server. As part of the process I generated a new local ssl certificate key set with genkey. However the serial number remained the same and client apps such as ...
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duplicate hdd serial number “152D20337A0C”

What is this "152D20337A0C" "serial number" about? I keep finding disks with this "special" serial number. I have 4 of them at home alone. Serial numbers should be unique.
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Getting HDD serial number

I'm trying to get the serial number of the hard disks in my PC, i.e. the number printed on a label on the hard disk itself. I found that I can do that using wmic diskdrive get serialnumber, but I see ...
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Replaced HDD, windows cd-key scratched from laptop sticker, what to do?

My girlfriend's laptop's HDD died and her (pretty old i3 Dell) got a new one. I was planing to install previous Windows 7 Home Premium using product key from the back of her laptop, but its all worn ...
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Find Key of Installed and Activated instance Adobe Acrobat Professional without using 3rd party tools

Have several copies of Acrobat Professional that were purchased previously, installed and activated. However there is no documentation of the serial numbers, the Adobe online account ID or any details ...
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Formatting alpha numeric cells in excel

I use excel to correlate key credentials. My keys are in this format xxxx-xx, where 'x' can be a letter or number. Is there any way to format the cells so that I don't have to type the "-" every time? ...
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What do the numbers on Western Digital drives mean?

There are numerous numbers on a Western Digital drive, MDL (presumably model, ex WD5000BEKT-00KA9T0) -- not sure what the 99KA9T0 is. WWN (ex 50014EE25AC8C945) DCM (ex HBNTJBBB) LBA (ex 976773168) R/...
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Is this serial number unique?

the one returned from on Windows machine: wmic diskdrive get serialnumber or can have two or more machines have same serial number?
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Confusion on the Windows 7 activation process

I purchased a laptop couple of years back with Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit pre-installed on it (OEM). Few days back I had to format my entire hard drive and reinstall windows. I followed this ...
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Where is the serial number on T440s?

I need the machine type and serial number of my T440s. I can't find it at the bottom of the laptop. Is this normal? I remember that it was clearly visible on my old T420s.
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My system is missing a “System Serial Number”

No, it is not about the Windows serial key and/or activation. After reading this question ( https://stackoverflow.com/q/21548747/1190388 ) about dmidecode and system serial numbers, I came across ...
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How to uniquely identify GPUs (of the same model) on Linux?

I have multiple AMD Radeon GPUs (of the same model) on Linux. I'd like to be able to uniquely identify them, so that if I swap them between PCIe slots, or even between machines, I'll know which one is ...
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How can I know if the specified model of Intel processor is 3rd g or 4th g?

I need a quick and easy way to identify if the Intel processor in the specifications of a laptop is from the 3rd Generation or 4th generation without using software or internet. Thanks in advance.
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What kind of hardware information is accessible for computers on a network?

If a computer is connected to say, your job's network what kind of hardware information can be retrieved. More specifically can an administrator get a list of all the CPU's and there serial numbers/...
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Where do I enter my serial number for Adobe CS6?

I installed CS6 in trial mode, now I got a serial, but I don't know where to enter it.
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How to acquire unique hardware ID of my computer?

I'm going to send my computer for maintenance. But the services at my place have bad reputation, so I think I better be careful. I intend to write down all the hardware ID, so I can know if they ...