Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

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.

0
votes
1answer
30 views

How to check if a non-Win10 PC has Windows 10 Digital License

When I was upgrading my PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 while it was free, it crashed upon reboot, so I was forced to recover to Windows 7 (which still corrupted over 2000 files). Since my PC was ...
2
votes
2answers
121 views

Can I bundle Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (.diagcab) files with my software? [closed]

I am having difficulty finding any licenses of these files. Provided I don't modify, only call them, am I allowed to distribute them alongside my other software? EDIT: The tool I want to use: https://...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Disc cloning: are there license transfer tips?

My company has 1 computer that operates our main piece of equipment; we run 3 shifts and expect to always have this equipment running. We would like to have a 'hot-swappable' computer backup to keep ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Trying to open software using VPN connection

I am trying to establish VPN connection at the office where I work and home. There is a software that I'd like to use. When I'm physically at my workstation, all that is required is the USB stick ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Imaging and deployment

so as i understand an image is a snapshot of the hard disk which can be installed in another computer. It contains the data, software which can be deployed in the next computer. So if i made an image ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

MATLAB License error 96

I am trying to open MATLAB on my windows pc. About a week ago it was working fine now i get the 96 error code. License manager error 96.MAtlab is unable to connect to license server. I am connected to ...
-1
votes
1answer
254 views

How to check digital licenses linked to my Microsoft Account? [duplicate]

My harddrive just crashed and HP is asking me to pay them to get a recovery media in order to re-install Windows on the new hard drive. Now, Windows 10 uses digital licenses tied to out Microsoft ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How would Acronis Snap Deployment work with serial keys for apps?

Let's assume this scenario: I have to deploy Windows 10 OS and App X to 100 PCs. For Windows OS, I don't see a problem, since I can just enter the volume license key and be done with it. However, ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Windows 7 to Windows 10 to Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Dell Latitude E6430, that originally came with Windows 7 Pro from Dell. COA says "Windows 7 Pro OA". Successfully updated to Windows 10 Pro when the update was available freely. I now have reasons (...
1
vote
2answers
367 views

Convert Windows 10 digital license to real license key?

I HATE these license of Windows 10 Pro that I bought on the machine, from the Microsoft Store, while I was logged into my Microsoft account. Is there a any way to can convert or exchange those ...
0
votes
1answer
272 views

Where is Windows 10 activation key?

So, I'm having big trouble trying to fix my friend's computer. She stopped a Window's update shutting down the computer (I know, it hurts just to read). Now the PC is not booting. I tried everything ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Is Windows 10 OEM Home upgrade to Pro possible?

I am considering purchasing the desktop computer that fits my requirements, except it comes with Windows 10 Home while I need the Pro edition. Is an upgrade of the OEM version after purchase offered ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Restoring Windows 10 Image on Original hardware with Retail licensing

I bought a 'mini-PC' with Windows 10 Pro(which I can link if necessary) and I want to be able to do 'clean reinstalls' if something gets mucked up. I pulled the licenses for Windows and Office for ...

15 30 50 per page