Questions tagged [license]

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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Questions regarding windows volume licensing, how are software installations tracked? Are they?

I have recently gotten a hold of a volume license key via one of my friends from his place of work, I would ideally like to be able to use it to install Windows on one of my computers. This computer ...
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Can I buy a Windows 11 installation disc or usb with key?

As in go to a computer store, or online and buy a legal genuine physical copy of Windows 11 as DVD installation media or USB drive, with a key. Then use this to clean install on a computer and enter ...
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Why I can configure my email on Outlook mobile but not on Outlook desktop?

I have recently joined an organization as an consultant. Here I am not able to configure my Office 365 email to Outlook on my office laptop. However, I can configure it on my personal phone after ...
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Can one authenticate the license of Win10 with the one different from the one used during the first-time installation?

When I booted a Win10 machine that I hadn't used for a long time, I noticed that I forgot to complete the license authentication and the OS was installed with the license used for also the other ...
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Had to reinstall Windows 10 but didn't write down the license key, what are my options? [duplicate]

I didn't buy the Windows 10 license, it was imported from my previous PC. Basically: Bought a used PC in 2012, came with Windows 7 Pro already on it A couple of years ago I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro ...
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What is Entry in Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC Entry?

I know what Windows 10 is. I know what IoT Enterprise edition is. I know what LTSC is. But what is the meaning of "Entry"? I can see the same vendors selling "Windows 10 IoT Enterprise ...
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Windows 10 is Activated Using Organization's Activation Service Instead of Digital License

Windows 10 Pro came with my machine and it used to say "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account." UPDATE: Correcting the above information. My PC was ...
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how to make a window 10 recovery disk + W10 license [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu on a new W10 laptop. I have did this many times, but for the first time I need to make a copy of the W10 disk/license in case I have to reinstall W10 on this laptop in the ...
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Can i use the OEM key on new windows installations on other machines? [duplicate]

I have a Dell latitude 5310 2 in 1 laptop. Which came with preinstalled windows 10 pro on it. So now i have run this command slmgr -dli to confirm that my Windows 10 pro license is an OEM key i.e. OEM ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter as workstation, what sort of license do I need?

Once upon a time my air-gapped desktop PC ran 2008 R2 DC (among other OS) using a free product key. That partition still exists, but I haven't used it in years and since the hardware has been upgraded ...
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Swapping from pirated to licenced Office - licencing issues

I was using a pirated Office for a while. I have since deleted it, bought one from Microsoft, downloaded it from their website, and installed it. For a while it worked OK, but after a day or two, I ...
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Telling whether an Excel file was created/accessed with cracked version of the software

Is it possible to tell whether an Excel file has been created or accessed with pirated Microsoft Excel?
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End-User Licence Agreement for TightVNC shows coca-cola logos

this has never happened to me before... I downloaded the tightvnc installer for windows from the official website, checked the signature and certificate, and ran it. Everything was ok, until I got to ...
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How many licenses do I get when I buy Office Home and Business 2019

I bought MS Office 2019 (Home & Business) and installed it on one Windows computer and 2 Macs. I looked up how many computers I could have and Microsoft themselves said that I had 25 licenses to ...
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How can I backup several windows digital licenses without using a Microsoft account?

I have several computers with Windows 10 Pro licenses. I use a couple actively and the rest I turn on every three or four months, update, backup, then turn off again. Using my Microsoft account to ...

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