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Questions tagged [software-activation]

A DRM system used in many software products which uses a remote server to verify license validity, often limiting the number of computers on which the software may be installed. For questions about activating Windows, use [windows-activation].

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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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Activation key VS Digital license for Office: which are the differences?

I want to install and activate Microsoft Office on a Windows 7 Home Premium pc. I have to chose between: 1) purchasing an activation key; 2) buying a digital license from another user; this second ...
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Online activation and purchase of Windows 10 using PPPOE and MS Store

I have installed a Windows 10 Home using media creation tool from Microsoft. Now I would like to activate it and purchase the valid key. So, I step into Parameters > Activation and select there a Go ...
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Cant get Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 to activate

Ive got a Mac Mini that has had 2 new hard drives in its c. 4 year life, due to upgrading require storage form 500GB to 1TB to 2TB. Each time i put a new HD i clone the contents from the old HD ...
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Reinstall windows - remove everything except two programs?

After more than 5 years, it's time to reinstall my windows 10. Things that run in the background and that i don't longer need are slowing down my pc. Now it's super easy to do in w10, but my problem ...
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Why is necessary to have OSPP files?

I'm using Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 365. When I go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16 there are 4 files: OSPP.HTM OSPP.VBS OSPPREARM.EXE SLERROR.XML Why is this ...
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Install Office 2010 Standard on another laptop

I want to transfer my Office 2010 installation to another laptop. Do I have to inform Microsoft about the transfer so that it is activated correctly on the new laptop? In the license agreement it is ...
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How to transfer office activation to another account?

I have bought two licenses for Office 2016 Home & Student (the permanent licenses, not the 365 subscription). Due to some auto-signup, cookies and product-keys-encoded-in-a-url supplied by the ...
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How do trial versions of programs keep track of time?

Programs that I have downloaded who's trial period has ended, even when reinstalling keep saying that my trial has ended. I wondered how corporations kept track of PCs which have used their trial. Is ...
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Error code:0x8007007B while activation of MS-Office Pro Plus 2010

One month ago, I have undergone a virus software attack leading to reset of my pc, all of my files were intact, just applications and features were removed. Then I installed Microsoft Office ...
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Office 2016 activation process

We bought 10 licenses for MS Office 2016 Home & Business. I crashed with the activation problem and thanks God, I took note of which license I used in which workstation. I created a MS account for ...
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How long can I use a product-key version of Visual Studio 2015, offline?

Background Our company is looking to start using Visual Studio 2015. We are planning to buy the perennial 5-license version of Visual Studio 2015 PROFESSIONAL. Our problem is that we have a bunch of ...
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Write registry entries for retail Adobe Acrobat from instructions for Enterprise Edition

Here are the instructions for offline activation of the the Enterprise version of Adobe Acrobat. https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/licensing.html See activation Exception ...
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Activate MS Office 2013 without email used to activate it initially?

I am trying to activate Microsoft Office 2013 on a laptop. It was previously installed by another IT worker, and they used a Microsoft Account to activate the license. They are no longer with the ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 Error “We're sorry something went wrong … 0x8004FC12”

When starting up Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2016 for first time, I'm getting an error "We're sorry something went wrong and we can't do this for you right now. Please try again later (0x8004FC12)"....

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