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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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How many times can Windows 10 be reactivated with a digital license when hardware changes are detected?

I just managed to boot the same Windows 10 installation both natively and from Arch Linux in a VM. I'm currently running it natively and just got it activated with my digital license. This is Windows ...
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Is Synergy free to use if you compile it yourself?

I have been working with Synergy for quite a while now, but I have always been using older versions, as the current version is paid. I don't think anybody ever asked this question, as I searched for ...
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Server CAL Licensing [closed]

Almost need a lawyer just to figure this stuff out. Tried asking on Microsoft's support site through chat, but got thrown the typical "Please check this KB" bs. I'm currently planning out an ...
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Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines?

Windows 10 Downgrade rights/ OEM eligibility of Microsoft Refurbisher License/ COA & Installation/ Activation of Windows 8.1/ 8, 7 on such machines? Found a Registered/ Authorized Refurbisher (...
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Windows 10, two licences on one machine

Is it possible to have two separate Windows 10 licenses (digital entitlements)--one for Home, one for Pro--co-exist on one computer? My Dell 2 in 1 comes with a Windows 10 Home license that is tied ...
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If I perform a clean installation of Windows 10 over an existing Windows 10 installation, will the OS automatically activate when started?

I realise the question is a bit of a mouthful, I'll try to clarify here. I have Windows 10 (Education Edition) on my SSD, and a fast mechanical drive for data. If I create a bootable Windows 10 USB, ...
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Windows license

I want to buy a laptop that it comes with windows 10 home in chinese and it has a license. In the product page it says that if I change to english language there will still be some words in chinese,...
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Windows 10 license in different locale

From what I seem to understand, Windows 10 stores a license key... somewhere that isn't on-disk so that a clean install won't require you to input an activation key. Is this key locale-specific? I ...
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Office switch license from personal to office365

I installed office 2016 on my PC using a personal license (normal, no subscription). Now I've got an Office 365 license/account from my employer. Is there a way to just switch the license/add the ...
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The correct way to license Window 8.1 on a VMWare image

I've been tasked with getting some beta customers up and running with our software which runs on Windows. The target customers are using Macs. The approach I'm taking is buying them VMWare Fusion ...
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After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, can I restore Windows 7 raw image without license issues?

I bought a refurbished system that came with Windows 7. I imaged my hard drive using an Ubuntu live CD (cat /dev/sda > windows7.img) so I can revert to a clean system later. If I do a free ...
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Upgrade Windows 10 Home (non-N) to Education N?

Cheers, I've clicked myself an Education version key from my university's MSDN-AA Dreamspark Imagine platform. My regular Windows is an OEM key upgrade from Windows 8, non-N; the uni only offers N ...
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VirtualBox on Linux: What Windows image to use and where to get it?

I am a heavy Linux user, both professional and private. Since I almost never use Microsoft Windows I don't know very much about it so apologies if this is a really stupid question. There is one ...
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Set Proxy credentials in Visual Studio Community when license is expired

I have an issue setting the proxy for Visual Studio Community. My trial period license has ended, and I am unable to set the credentials for the proxy server my company uses. I have created the ...
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Microsoft Office license type MSDN

Recently I bought a Microsoft Office 2016 Professional license from an local online marketplace in my country. The price was very cheap around 9 US$ if I convert it from my currency to US$. The ...

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