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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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Recovering a Windows XP License key

I threw out a Windows XP machine a while ago (the motherboard failed). I kept the hard drive and the XP installation media. Problem is the license key was on a sticker on the machine - doh! The ...
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OS X Snow Leopard - Family pack: how does this work?

we are a group of students, all having Mac OS X installed and we're planning to get the new OS X Snow Leopard (who doesn't :) ). We would now have the option to buy the Family pack where Apple ...
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Digital used software price [closed]

Recently I saw these two links: Adobe Download site The price difference is huge. It seems that the price is so low because: The software which we selling was bought primarily at auctions and ...
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What will happen if I activate my Windows XP VM?

I made a Windows VM with Virtualbox in Ubuntu linux. I used the install disc that came with my laptop (I have a paid license for Windows XP). When I started my VM for the first time, it asked me to ...
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If I upgrade my version of Windows Vista, which version of Windows 7 will I get?

I need to get a laptop with Vista Home Premium onto a domain, which requires Business or Ultimate. The computer, with Home Premium, is already registered for the free Windows 7 upgrade. If I upgrade ...
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How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines?

I plan on buying Windows 7 Ultimate Edition to run on an old Pentium 4. I also want to run Windows 7 virtual machines inside Windows 7. My question is two fold: Do I need a license for each Virtual ...
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Can a license purchased in one country be used in another country?

My company has branches in France and India. The France office has bought sharepoint licenses for the development center in India. My IT support team says that they cannot use the licenses here in ...
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Consequences of Windows Genuine Advantage Warning?

On my desktop at home, the only reason I boot Windows is Team Fortress 2. Lately Windows Genuine Advantage has been telling me that my Windows is illegitimate. I get a black screen with a notification ...
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Are free stock imagery usable in books and websites? [closed]

I see a lot of "free" stock imagery and vector graphics available on the Internet, but when I recommend such things for use on publications or websites, my clients ask me for printable licenses or any ...
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Microsoft Discounts for University Alumni? [closed]

I've been tempted to enroll in a .5 credit hour class at a local community college so I could qualify for Microsoft's student discounts, but I was curious if anyone is aware of any discounts for ...
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Change license code of the Windows 7 RTM with Oct 22nd ship of real copy

So, I've downloaded the RTM of Windows 7 from my MSDN license. I, like a good little boy, will not run that OS as my main machine license (since it's only for testing purposes). So if I install the ...
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Does installing the same Windows 7 copy on 2 computers deactivate the previous installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? Does installing the same Windows 7 copy on 2 ...
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Recover license for Photoshop CS3

At the company I work at, an employee was let go. His laptop was a company laptop with Photoshop CS3 installed on it. Photoshop was deactivated so it could be installed on another computer. The ...
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Acquire Windows XP License Keys Legally

I'd like to get my hands on to legal Windows XP keys so that I could setup a few virtual machines. I'm a software developer and this would be greatly useful. I'm willing to buy them (cheaply) if ...
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Legally downgrade Windows Vista Home OEM license?

Last year I bought a laptop that included Windows Vista Home Premium, OEM version. As I bought it for my linux work and am not fond of Vista, I would like to replace it by Windows XP or make a Virtual ...

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