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Microsoft Store showing old product license [duplicate]

I had Windows 10 Pro volume license. After the first Windows setup, that license associated the motherboard. When I setup Windows again it is activating automatic. I do not want it. Recently, I found ...
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Is it safe to remove a user in MVLSC?

My old boss at work was in charge of our Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center for the company. He no longer work with us, and he gave me all the administrative privileges with my own account. Is ...
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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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Uninstalling a windows license, can you use it again?

I have a windows 7 computer that is licensed with a MAK key from VLS, if I use slmgr /upk will the key seat become available in VLS again?
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Windows update errors 0x8007007b 0x80240017 volume licencing

Recently we had to purchase 6 copies of Windows 10 Pro to update some Windows 7 computers to comply with Cyber Essentials. When we did this, we looked hard for the cheapest copies we could find ...
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Multiple clones of Windows 10 VM with same license

I have some questions about Windows 10 license used on a VM. There is a scenario: By using VMWare I install Windows 10 on a VM. I lincence installed OS with a new license. I make clones of the VM....
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sudden apparition of Office Plus "activation error 0xC004F074"

After almost three years of using a laptop with windows 10 Pro and office 2010 plus, it has recently began a series of "activation error 0xC004F074" saying that ms office is not activated and a ...
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MS SQL Server Licenses

I was having a discussion at work about the licensing model of Microsoft, in particular for SQL Server and we couldn't agree on the interpretation of "Active SA Quantity". So the question is, if for ...
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How to check digital licenses linked to my Microsoft Account before installing it? [duplicate]

My harddrive just crashed and HP is asking me to pay them to get a recovery media in order to re-install Windows on the new hard drive. Now, Windows 10 uses digital licenses tied to out Microsoft ...
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Transfer Windows 10 Pro volume upgrade license

I have 2 computers, both came with Windows 10 Home licenses. For one of them, I've upgraded it to Pro using my employer's volume license. Is it possible to downgrade the computer with the Pro ...
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Can you install/activate windows 10 with a MSDN Windows 7 ultimate key?

I have read numerous times that you are able to register windows 10 with either a windows 7 or windows 8 license key that has never been activated, or with a windows 7/8 VLK. I currently have several ...
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Restricting Remote Desktop by connecting device

I am currently looking into licensing issues around Microsoft Office when connecting to Terminal Services/RDS. As Office is licensed per device (for non-O365 variants) and only certain versions of ...
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Upgrading from HDD to SSD, how to reinstall Microsoft Office 2016 Volume Licensing?

I just received a notebook from my company, it comes preinstalled with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2016 Professional. The notebook is using HDD, which is slow and I hate it. I am accustomed to ...
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MSDN Datacenter and Standard Licensing [closed]

I have an ESXi server that hosts VMs of Windows Server 2012 R2 environments. In that process, I have a template that uses Windows Server 2012 R2 as the OS with other software. This way users have the ...
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Windows 10 Enterprise MAK key - can be revoked?

I've been having trouble with a Windows 10 upgrade, so a friend gave me a MAK key which has turned my version from Home to Enterprise. The key is legitimate (it belongs to our company). But now I'm ...
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Where can I get windows 10 upgrade advisor for volume license?

I have the volume licensed Windows 8 (not 8.1) installed. I would like to know whether it would be OK for me to upgrade to Windows 10. The "free" upgrade is only available to non-volume licensed ...
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Upgrading from Win8.1 (OEM) to Win8.1 Enterprise -- possible without clean install?

I have a Win8.1 Enterprise key. It was acquired via volume licencing. I have a new PC that came with Win8.1 (OEM). Is there any way to upgrade to Win8.1 Ent from Win8.1 (OEM) without a clean install?...
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How can I get volume licensing pricing for Windows 7 or 8? [closed]

I have just spent the last 45 minutes reading through MS's licensing pages and still cannot for the life of me figure out how to find out how much it is for volume licensing, for say 8 copies of ...
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How do I "upgrade" to Windows 7 from Vista through Windows 8 with a volume license

This is my situation. I have a computer lab of 23 machines (ACER Veriton M410) running Windows Vista business. We want to update the machines to Windows 7. The school was sold Windows 8 Pro on a ...
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Remotely discover if Windows is OEM or Volume license

Previous tech did not document installs and now we are left with the question: Which machines have OEM or Volume license on them? Many of the machines have OEM keys available but were installed ...
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What is the easiest way to upgrade to Windows 8.1 if you cannot do it via the Windows Store?

I have a MSDN Subscription and have installed Windows 8 Professional using my Volume License version of Windows 8. The Windows 8.1 update does not show up in Windows Store. This is a known problem. ...
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Cloning Windows 7 with clonezilla - sysprep - with volume license key

In the past, I have used clonezilla, sysprep and a volume license key to clone images to many computers. This was based on Windows XP. How about Windows 7 pro? Will the steps be exactly the same? ...
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How do I find out who owns a Microsoft Software key?

Some of the machines at the office where I work have copies of Microsoft software installed on them, but they were installed a long time ago, and there's no indication of who or what MVLC account was ...
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Volume License for Windows 8 Enterprise [closed]

I'm not clear on how we can upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise from my existing Windows 7 Pro. It 's mentioned here that we can upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise from a Windows 7 Pro (Volume License). What ...
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How do you convert KMS licensed windows 7 to MAK licensed?

I have Windows 7 Business/Enterprise that are automatically configured to use KMS licensing. How do I convert it to MAK mode licensing? In the past I did this with slmgr however I forgot the ...
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