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A DRM system used in many software products which uses a remote server to verify license validity, often limiting the number of computers on which the software may be installed. For questions about activating Windows, use [windows-activation].

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Are M365 apps like Excel activated by logging in?

I have a Windows 10 PC with M365 apps installed - Word, Excel. The PC is connected to the internet but I am no longer able to logon from Excel or Word to my M365 account, but only from that PC. It is ...
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what is preventing activating MS Office 365 on Mac

This is an extremely technical question. I'm installing and activating Microsoft 365 (was 'Office') on my Mac running 14.1.2. I signed up for a trial subscription, and the software installation goes ...
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How can I activate the Linux version of Microsoft SQL Server 2022 Enterprise?

I followed the steps on the Microsoft website to install SQL Server 2022 on Ubuntu Server. After I entered the command on step 4 of the instructions to enter the setup wizard, I selected the ...
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Is it feasible to alter the CPU ID through the utilization of software?

I am considering implementing a method for ensuring the integrity of the activation/trial period of my software, by tying it to the unique fingerprint of the user's machine. After conducting research, ...
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Get the date that Windows 10 or 11 was RE-activated with a different license key

On a Windows 10 or 11 system that has been re-activated with a NEW and different license key some time long after the initial OS install... How can I find out what date it was most recently RE-...
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Extract preinstalled MS Office 2016 Pro Product Key before re-imaging?

Is there a way to extract the MS Office 2016 Pro product key from a Dell Latitude? About to re-image and not looking forward to this process: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/re-...
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Office 2016 and Office 2021 - product key registration issues

I have 3 legit product keys for Office 2016 and 1x for Office 2021. All are successfully registered via Microsoft terrible key registration process. But when i access the links to try to see the list ...
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office activation with kms fails (ERROR CODE: 0x80070005)

I tried to activate my office with a persnoak working kms of mine. c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16>cscript ospp.vbs /act Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812 Copyright (C) ...
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Can I Switch Same Model of Motherboard in Computer Without Needing to "Reactivate" Windows 7 Home Premium OEM and Office 10?

I have an HP 500-164 desktop computer with some broken USB ports. I found a replacement of the exact same motherboard that I could purchase and "switch out" with the old; however I am ...
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How can i access BIOS in sony vaio?

I use a Windows 7 Ultimate Sony Vaio VPCEA12EN. I tried every single known method to access the BIOS, but none of them seems to work. I've tried pressing the assist button, holding F2 and F3, escape ...
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0x8007000D error while activating office 2019

I installed successfully volume version of office 2019. I was able to activate windows 10 in the same computer I tried to activatve it manually, here is the error: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\...
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kms activation fails with office 2013

I've been trying to activate my office 2013 via my kms server manually and I get: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15>cscript OSPP.VBS /act Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.812 ...
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Downloading on Virtual Machines

Let's say I am using Linux and I have Windows virtual machine. Is it possible to download a Windows only program and run it? If yes, will the data of it stay in the machine after I close the machine? ...
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I have deleted my C:\Windows\System32\spp folder. Is there any way to restore it? [duplicate]

It seems a bit weird but as the title says, I accidentally deleted the folder permanently (C:\Windows\System32\spp). Is there any way to restore it, because these commands does not seem to check that ...
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ODT Visio 2019 installation will not accept volume license key

I am trying to get Visio 2019 installed via ODT. After executing ODT and installing Visio, no matter what product ID I attempt to use in the configuration XML, I get the error "This product key is for ...
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Fixed Windows 7 with BCDBoot and MBR. I now get ACTIVATE: Error Code 0xc0004e003

I fixed the PC running Windows 7, using "bcdboot C:\Windows", and the computer software thinks I reinstalled the software? Says I have 3 days to Activate now I get Error Code 0xc0004e003. It took me ...
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Activate Mac Office 11 in Parallels VM - product key madness

Yes, I know it's ancient and no longer supported. However, I'd like to activate Mac Office 11 in a Parallels VM running Mojave. The install was easy, I have my product key, but it wants activation ...
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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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Digital license for Office: are credentials required once the setup file has been provided?

I purchased a Digital License for MICROSOFT OFFICE 365/2019 PRO PLUS. It lets me install Office on 5 different devices. This license gives me a new account (let's call it "My Account B") which let me ...
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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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Online activation and purchase of Windows 10 using PPPOE and MS Store

I have installed a Windows 10 Home using media creation tool from Microsoft. Now I would like to activate it and purchase the valid key. So, I step into Parameters > Activation and select there a Go ...
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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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Reinstall windows - remove everything except two programs?

After more than 5 years, it's time to reinstall my windows 10. Things that run in the background and that i don't longer need are slowing down my pc. Now it's super easy to do in w10, but my problem ...
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Why is necessary to have OSPP files?

I'm using Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 365. When I go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16 there are 4 files: OSPP.HTM OSPP.VBS OSPPREARM.EXE SLERROR.XML Why is this ...
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Install Office 2010 Standard on another laptop

I want to transfer my Office 2010 installation to another laptop. Do I have to inform Microsoft about the transfer so that it is activated correctly on the new laptop? In the license agreement it is ...
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How to transfer office activation to another account?

I have bought two licenses for Office 2016 Home & Student (the permanent licenses, not the 365 subscription). Due to some auto-signup, cookies and product-keys-encoded-in-a-url supplied by the ...
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How do trial versions of programs keep track of time?

Programs that I have downloaded who's trial period has ended, even when reinstalling keep saying that my trial has ended. I wondered how corporations kept track of PCs which have used their trial. Is ...
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Error code:0x8007007B while activation of MS-Office Pro Plus 2010

One month ago, I have undergone a virus software attack leading to reset of my pc, all of my files were intact, just applications and features were removed. Then I installed Microsoft Office ...
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Office 2016 activation process

We bought 10 licenses for MS Office 2016 Home & Business. I crashed with the activation problem and thanks God, I took note of which license I used in which workstation. I created a MS account for ...
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How long can I use a product-key version of Visual Studio 2015, offline?

Background Our company is looking to start using Visual Studio 2015. We are planning to buy the perennial 5-license version of Visual Studio 2015 PROFESSIONAL. Our problem is that we have a bunch of ...
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Write registry entries for retail Adobe Acrobat from instructions for Enterprise Edition

Here are the instructions for offline activation of the the Enterprise version of Adobe Acrobat. https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/licensing.html See activation Exception ...
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Activate MS Office 2013 without email used to activate it initially?

I am trying to activate Microsoft Office 2013 on a laptop. It was previously installed by another IT worker, and they used a Microsoft Account to activate the license. They are no longer with the ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 Error "We're sorry something went wrong ... 0x8004FC12"

When starting up Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2016 for first time, I'm getting an error "We're sorry something went wrong and we can't do this for you right now. Please try again later (0x8004FC12)"....
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Reinstall MS Office after reinstalling Windows

I have reinstalled Windows 10 on a new hard drive as my laptop had become unusable. I still have the old hard drive with the old windows installation on it. Can I get MS Office back?
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Activate Office without contacting Microsoft and without Hotmail Address

I bought new tablet that was supposed to come with Microsoft Office 365 (free 1 year subscription). I'm hoping the latest Word has a number of problems fixed that I have experienced in Word 2010 and ...
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Does Windows 7 deployed via the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit still require activation within 30 days?

I am learning how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and am experimenting with Windows System Image Manager. At work, we normally use MAK keys to activate our Windows 7 installations. I know ...
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Microsoft Office 2013 "Product Activation Failed", however I can still use office?

I downloaded the legitamate 30 day trial version from Microsoft's website about 3 months ago, and my trial has expired about 2 months ago. My trial came to an end on 7/22/2014, however, I am still ...
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How to change the saved Office 2013 Product Key

I installed Office 2013 and put in the product key when it asked me to. After typing in the product key, it allowed me to use MS Word once. After I closed MS Word and went to reopen it the next day, ...
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Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...
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windows/office licenses after image capture

I am trying to create non sysprepped recovery images for individual laptops. Will the Windows and Office activation be retained after reapplying the image? The purpose of it is to spend as little ...
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How to reinstall and activate Adobe InDesign CS2 (Polish)?

I have a client that needs to reinstall their computer. They have a Polish version of InDesign CS2, which won’t activate anymore. How to install it after reinstalling Windows? The English version from ...
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How to get Product Key for Visual Studio 2010 from MSDNAA without downloading?

I've installed Visual Studio 2010 Professional Trial from the public ISO download site. Then I noticed that I don't have a Product Key yet so I logged in to DreamSpark with my MSDNAA login (that is ...
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Unable to activate Photoshop CS4 on a new computer

I've sold my old Apple Mac Pro 3,1 to get a new Mac Pro 4,1 and moved my Areca RAID card with all drives and graphics card to it. Now my Photoshop CS4 is displaying message: "Our records indicate ...
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What is the difference between Re-installing Microsoft Office on the same computer again vs. another PC?

Reinstalling my OS. Will I have any trouble reinstalling Office 2010 with the same key on the same PC? Is there a difference between installing it on a second PC vs. what I am doing? (does ...
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Remove Photoshop Extended and use Normal Version?

We asked the Adobe Support about this Problem, but all they said was that we need to call the local Adobe support, but at this time nobody is there... so we facing the following problem: We had a ...
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MS-Office 2010 Professional Plus - Change Product Key error

I installed MS-Office 2010 Professional Plus 1 month ago. But now it is giving error when I open any of its product like Outlook, Word, Excel etc. Please help me what can I do for that? I do not have ...
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Can components of different Adobe Creative Suites be installed alongside each other?

Last year I purchased Adobe Design Standard (which is primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) on a student license. This year, I have a need for DreamWeaver, as well, and possibly other ...
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Installing WinZip 15.0 with WinZip.wzmul

I am having a hard time getting my WinZip installation to recognize the WinZip.wzmul Multi-User Registration File. I am on a Windows XP and have put the WinZip.wzmul inside of C:\Program Files\WinZip....
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Revoke Activation of Visio 2010 Product Key

I'm moving my work computer from my old laptop to a newer one. I recently installed Visio 2010 on my now old computer a few weeks ago to work with some files. I plan on reformatting this machine. I ...
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Will it help to uninstall Microsoft Office before installing it on a different machine?

I'm fairly sure the answer is 'no' but that's just a guess. Is there any way to de-activate the software, and possibly save the hassle of calling Microsoft?
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