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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.

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Activation of Windows 10 Enterprise

for a couple of months I have a PC with Windows 10 Enterprise evaluation installed (the only version available on the Microsoft website). I would like to purchase a license of Windows 10 Pro and ...
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Is it legally allowed to downgrade preinstalled Windows 11 to 10? Is it technically possible anyway?

I need to choose Computers to buy for the company I work for and most of the ones available come with Windows 11 preinstalled. If I just do a clean Windows 10 install then, will it recognize the ...
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Can't release the Windows 10 PRO OEM key

I've recently bought a unknown brand laptop called Aocwei and I'm trying to release the CDKey to reinstall Windows from scratch I've tested all methods known: All the ideas and scripts here: ...
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How to ensure Windows 10 license remains on reinstall after Win11 upgrade and motherboard replacement?

I've got a client's computer where events happened in this order: The laptop was shipped with Windows 10, and used for a while At some point the user upgraded to Windows 11 There was a hardware ...
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How to integrate a Coporate TeamViewer license into MSI package

I'am in trouble since many hour with this : i want to integrate a license for my support team into a MSI package (with MECM). I've got this line of DOS working fine with my custom parameters : msiexec....
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Windows license in VirtualBox

I am trying to understand how Windows 10 licensing works, with virtual machines in context. I want to run several Windows VMs in Virtualbox, using retail Windows 10 Pro licenses. But I don't want to ...
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Definition of simultaneous use on Windows 10 RDP

I use Remote Desktop on Windows 10 frequently. The remote machine is set up as a PC (not a server). Recently, the mechanism for switching between remote users has stopped working. Up to now, the ...
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How to put a clean install of Windows 11 on a computer with untrustworthy OEM?

I have a computer that came with Windows 11 installed, but is from a company that has had a reputation for installing backdoors and bloatware in the OS. Is there a legal route I can completely wipe ...
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Stop "Sign In To Set Up Office" window appearing in Shared Computer Activation environment

I am trying to set up Shared Computer Activation as we have several 'Kiosk' style desktop PC's that are used by some staff with Microsoft 365 Business Premium, and other staff with Microsoft 365 ...
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Licenses for Microsoft 365 for Business, Shared Computers, & Local Accounts

I'm transitioning my church from Office perpetual licenses to Microsoft 365 Business Premium. I'm trying to figure out how many licenses I need. We have twelve computers all running Windows 10. There ...
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Transferring a Windows 10 license from an inaccessible VM

Some backstory will follow: I own multiple computers at home. The one computer I want to apply the license to was a Linux computer, a Dell XPS 13 9333, now dual-booted with Windows/Arch Linux. On the ...
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Where to check Microsoft Office version from product number?

Non-subscription versions of Microsoft Office are commercialized with different licenses types: FPP (Full Packackaged Product) also known as retail version. When PKC or ESD is not mentioned, the FFP ...
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Transfer Windows 10 Pro OEM upgrade license to another Microsoft account

I've done online upgrade of Windows 10 Home to Pro on my Surface Pro 7. The license is associated to my Microsoft account. I understand this upgrade license is not transferable to another PC because ...
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Can Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Services User CALs be used on Windows Server 2019 Standard?

My friend already has Windows Server 2019 Essentials but no RDS licenses yet. He wants to use several (more than two) parallel Remote Desktop connections. It seems it is not possible on Windows Server ...
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How to update from Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB to Windows 10 Enterprise 2021 LTSC, having only 2016 LTSB license key?

The summary of the issue: Windows 10 Enterprise 2021 LTSC doesn't recognize a valid Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB license key and shows error code 0x80041014. The long story: I have bought a used ...
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