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“Your windows license will expire soon” Popping up every couple of minutes

This dialog has popped up more than 20 times since I booted up my computer. Before, it would show itself once, then go away. When I go to settings there's nothing unusual, and it doesn't show me that ...
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Visual Studio Enterprise 90 days trial period at offline PC

In our company we have Visual Studio Enterprise with 30 period trial that already has expired. It was installed on computers that don't have internet access and at this machines you can't copy files ...
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How to Find Windows MSDN Product Keys

I have 2 PCs and one Virtual PC. I have a Windows MSDN license, and have installed Windows 10 on all of them using a product key from MSDN. Looking at MSDN, I don't recall which PC has which license ...
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MS Office Professional 2016 on a Virtual Machines

I have a requirement to install MS Office on a Virtual Machine. The Office will be accessed by 10 user CAL's. Do I need to procure license for CAL too or I just need to install on Server and CAL's can ...
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Is there any way to do a clean upgrade of Windows 10 and keep Windows 7 installed apps [closed]

This question was almost answered by the similar questions that appear as typing the topic. Please be aware I have tried to provide as great as detail possible that will hopefully allow any ...
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Extract Win8.1 key from Live account for Win10 cloud install

I have a Win8.1 install with license key on a Windows tablet that doesn't turn on. I can't extract the key because the drive is soldered onto the mainboard. I believe the licensing information is ...
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Multiple clones of Windows 10 VM with same license

I have some questions about Windows 10 license used on a VM. There is a scenario: By using VMWare I install Windows 10 on a VM. I lincence installed OS with a new license. I make clones of the VM....
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Best way to make a bootable WIndows 10 image on USB with all existing softwares, drivers & configurations to deploy on identical hardwares?

Best way to make a bootable Windows 10 image on USB with all existing software, drivers & configurations to deploy on exactly identical hardware? There is no difference in the hardware we want to ...
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How do I purchase a license for Gentoo? [closed]

It looks like every genuine GNU/Linux distribution should have key servers and every user should purchase a license according to https://gitlab.com/glat-official/howtotell I use Gentoo. I was unable ...
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questions about windows licencing

I'd like to switch to Linux (Ubuntu) as my primary OS, but I'd like to keep Windows as virtual machine for some tasks. Curently I have activated Windows on bare metal. I know that I need new licence ...
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How can I know what versions of Windows I can legally use?

Bought an older laptop on the cheap for some light work. Originally it came with Windows XP, the refurbisher put Windows 10 on it. The computer works for what I need it to, but barely (system ...
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Windows 10 Professional OEM vs Retail

I am having difficulty understanding why anyone would purchase the retail version of windows when the OEM version does not seem to be very different. For example, at the time of writing this, I see ...
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Update Windows 10 Home to Pro without activating it

Can you upgrade an activated Windows 10 Home edition to the Pro edition and run it for some time without activating it? If yes, when will it stop working without activation? After that, can you easily ...
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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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Does CPU info change on fresh Windows install?

I developed a commercial software, with system to system licensing. For licensing purpose, I'm using various parameters like CPU info, hard disk info, BIOS, and other stuff. The problem is the ...

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