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Windows 10 Professional OEM vs Retail

I am having difficulty understanding why anyone would purchase the retail version of windows when the OEM version does not seem to be very different. For example, at the time of writing this, I see ...
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Update Windows 10 Home to Pro without activating it

Can you upgrade an activated Windows 10 Home edition to the Pro edition and run it for some time without activating it? If yes, when will it stop working without activation? After that, can you easily ...
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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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Does CPU info change on fresh Windows install?

I developed a commercial software, with system to system licensing. For licensing purpose, I'm using various parameters like CPU info, hard disk info, BIOS, and other stuff. The problem is the ...
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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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How can I unbind Windows 10 license from my computer?

I have used my university educational Windows licence (from Microsoft Imagine/Dreamspark: different names for the same thing) on my custom built computer, but now I would like to sell the computer, ...
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How OEI licence differ from OEM licence

How OEI licence differ from OEM licence? Can I buy OEI for existing computers additionaly? For, example, Windows Server CAL 2016 English 1pk DSP OEI 5 Clt Device CAL ADD: Simple answer would be: OEI ...
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Cannot activate Windows 10 Enterprise E3

I bought a windows 10 enterprise E3 license. I have logged in with my admin @mydomain.onmicossoft.com account, created a new user and assigned the license to it. I then logged in with that user and ...
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Using pre-owned laptops with OEM windows

We use pre-owned laptops with OEM windows in our company. I think there is no license issue because the OEM windows is using with the original hardware. I also found this while searching. But I still ...
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What kind of licensing would you need for a Windows VM? [closed]

Here is the scenario; I plan to have at least four Windows-based virtual machines running on a Linux host using VirtualBox on my network. My users will connect to their assigned virtual machine (...
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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 does Windows Activation Inheritance work? (version 1803)

One of the new features in version 1803 of Windows 10 is Activation Inheritance. It's mentioned briefly in this technet blog entry, but without any elaboration. It's also mentioned here. but it's ...
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Azure VM Networking Issue

Long time reader, first time asker... So, here is my situation: I am consulting for a company for a azure migration project. For some reason, even though I have confirmed with several sources, I ...
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Can Windows 7 run indefinately without being on a network?

We would like to configure a very basic desktop PC delivered new with a Windows 7 operating system to operate in a completely isolated environment. No network access. What are the problems we should ...
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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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