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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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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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Windows XP Virtual Machine, Authentication Woes

Before making the leap to Windows 10, I imaged my XP laptop to a VMware instance. I had issue with "activating" it, as the hardware changed and when I called Microsoft, I was told it was end of life ...
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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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Reinstall MS Office after reinstalling Windows

I have reinstalled Windows 10 on a new hard drive as my laptop had become unusable. I still have the old hard drive with the old windows installation on it. Can I get MS Office back?
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Activate Office without contacting Microsoft and without Hotmail Address

I bought new tablet that was supposed to come with Microsoft Office 365 (free 1 year subscription). I'm hoping the latest Word has a number of problems fixed that I have experienced in Word 2010 and ...
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Does Windows 7 deployed via the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit still require activation within 30 days?

I am learning how to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and am experimenting with Windows System Image Manager. At work, we normally use MAK keys to activate our Windows 7 installations. I know ...

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