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Questions tagged [license-key]

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How to activate Windows 7 with BIOS license

I got a new DELL Latitude E6440 laptop, and after finding what I thought was the licence key I habitually reinstalled it using a vanilla Windows 7 disc in order to get rid of bloatware. The ...
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Windows 8 Licence Key won't work

I know this is a question asked a lot but I am not finding the answer I need on Google. I recently had to purchase a Windows 8 re-install disk online which worked fine but it is now asking me to put ...
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Audit Windows Server/Desktop Product Key usage

The company I work for has a fairly big domain of Windows Desktops and Servers. We also have standalone servers that are remote to our site but we have direct access to. We need to audit our license ...
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Which is the cheapest WIndows 8.1 license I can buy that will allow me to create a USB install stick? [closed]

I am building a PC with no DVD, and want to put 8.1 on it. I read the instructions on the MS site about downloading a setup program and putting in a license key and creating a USB stick. These ...
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Quetion about windows 8.1 download on microsoft store

I have a quetion about windows 8.1 license agreement (Full retail version/ Personal user license from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/intellectualproperty/UseTerms/default.aspx). My question is ...
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If I clone a hard disk, are the license keys of the software also cloned?

If I clone a hard disk, are the license keys of the software also cloned?
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Will a win 8 OEM on a win 7 OEM

When I bought my hardware it was shipped with Windows 7 Professional. After a while I got an offer to upgrade and purchase a Windows 8 OEM license. Now comes the question, is it possible to use this ...
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Can I install Windows 8? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop that came with Windows 8 installed. There were problems with my laptop and I couldn’t even use the Windows 8 refresh or restart, so I installed Ubuntu. I now have only Ubuntu on my ...
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What does it mean if a laptop has been erased but has a Certificate of Authenticity?

I thinking about buying an HP 20-B013 All in One 20" on Ebay, but the description says This All In One is in very good condition. The screen has no marks. The hard drive was erased, so there is ...
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Windows 8.1 is not activated even I have key in BIOS

I have updated to Windows 8.1 few days ago. Everything was perfect and working great. Before that I was using (pre-installed) Win 8 Single Lang. Now it is not activating even when I type the key from ...
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Can you use one Microsoft Office 2007 key on multiple devices?

Example: I have an Ubuntu box running wine, and a Windows 7 VM. Can I install Office (Student/Home 2007) in Wine, see if it works well, then uninstall it, and re-install it in The Windows VM? If so,...
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Where are Windows 7 activation file stored?

Where are the activation file stored? Eg when you enter your Serial number, and then activate via the internet or phone, where are the resulting file stored? The reason im asking this question, is ...
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Moving MSDN product license key between systems

I've claimed an MSDN product license key for Win 7 for my laptop a couple of years ago. Recently I bought a new laptop and I'd like to use the same product key on the new laptop, mainly because I ...
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How can I grab license-key from my pre-installed OS and use it to activate a virtual machine?

So I'm having problems virtualizing my preinstalled OS (yes it came already installed in this laptop), and I'm thinking of giving up: just starting the virtual machine from scratch, installing ...
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Unclaim MSDN subscription product key

MSDN's portal lets you claim product subscription keys. You can claim keys and see what keys have been claimed here. I've claimed a Windows 7 key for my laptop a couple of years ago, however due to ...

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