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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Windows in a VM with 3D Graphics card

What I want I want to run Windows 8.1 in a VM (on Hyper-V) with rich, 3D graphics (Direct3D) - using the host's graphics card. I.e. I want to use RemoteFX with vGPU for this VM. My problem ...
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Any way to retrieve Visual Studio production key?

I have Visual Studio 2015 Pro with retail key. I have built new PC and moved there. I was hoping VS has attached the key to my Microsoft account but it hasn't. I cannot find the key. I still have ...
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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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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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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop PC recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Installing Windows 8 on a second hard drive

I purchased a copy of Windows 8 Pro back when it first came out (when it was the upgrade offer for £25). I'm now in the market for a hard drive upgrade (HDD to SSD) but I'm not sure about my options ...
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How to change license file permanently using lmutil (FlexLM) on Windows

I can change the license file using GUI utility LMTools on Windows and the change becomes permanent after that. How can I achieve the same using the commandline utility lmutil? I want to be able to ...
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Creating Images for OS deployment

We are looking to start creating images of our workstations to use when deploying workstations or to speed up restorations of existing workstations. I've been doing some research into this and the ...
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Convert OEM Windows XP box to virtual machine?

I know I can technically convert an existing Windows XP box to a virtual machine. (e.g. VMWare converter). What I do not quite understand is whether I can then actuall use this image/guest. The ...
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Automatically find license of music

Is there some kind of database or online API that would enable me to automatically find the license for a certain music album? I would like to legally share music with some friends, but my collection ...
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If I've overwritten my main Windows installation, can I get my license key back?

I am currently working on a machine that had Windows 7 installed by default. Many years later, this instillation was upgraded to Windows 10 via the free official online upgrade program that happened ...
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How to switch Windows 10 product key?

I have two versions of Windows 10 licensed to my Microsoft account: Windows 10 Pro in my old computer and Windows 10 Home in my laptop. I want to transfer the Pro license to my laptop, however I ...
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VirtualBox and Solidworks license manager

I'd like to install Solidworks license manager in a VirtualBox guest (Win7 Pro) - not Solidworks itself, just the licensing server. However, I get this error: "Activation license mode is not ...
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Does Windows 10 use the same key when installed with a Win8 key?

Long story short, I helped a friend build a PC a year ago and now we need to reinstall Windows. Originally, he bought a Windows 8.1 Pro license, and I installed Windows 10 with the 8.1 key, (did NOT ...

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