It usually happens with us that we install software on our Windows PC and misplace their license keys. This could create a problem when you need to install it again laterand you don’t have the product license key. Product Key [...]
Windows 7 | 8 come with a built-in Remote Desktop feature that allows you to connect and access your Windows PC remotely, even when you are away from it. By default, Windows desktop edition allows only one concurrent user per [...]
While installing Microsoft, or for that matter any, software, most of the users do not read the EULA or End User License Terms. But where would you as an End User go if you ever needed to read the End [...]
Reacting quickly to reports that the Office 2013 license was tied to the first PC that it gets installed on, Microsoft, to put things in the right perspective, has thought it prudent to issue clarifications about Office 2013 and Office 365 [...]
Microsoft has released a document explaining the basics of licensing and why Microsoft uses different models for licensing its products. This Microsoft Product Use Rights Guide, details use rights for specific products, as well as rights that apply to all [...]
This one is for Volume Licensing customers of Microsoft! Microsoft has released a user guide for Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center and it is now available for download. Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center or VLSC User Guide offers a step-by-step [...]
Windows Software Licensing Management Tool, slmgr.vbs is a command line licensing tool. It is a visual basic script used to configure licensing in Windows and also helps you see the licensing status of your Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation.
As an MVP, I would like to take this opportunity to share some guidelines on acquiring Windows Desktop Licenses which will help protect you and your organization from piracy/usage of unlicensed software, and the associated risks.
If you have just purchased a new copy of Microsoft Office 2010 and you find that you are unable to unlock or activate it using the license key given, then you may want to try out the following troubleshooting steps.
When you install or reinstall a Microsoft Office 2010 suite, you are prompted to type or to paste the 25-character product key. The product key is used during the Microsoft software installation to unlock the Microsoft Office suite.
Outlined in the following download, Microsoft Software License Terms (MSLT) for Microsoft Office Starter 2010, are Retail License Terms, OEM License Terms, and Media-less License Kit Terms for Microsoft Office Starter.
If for some reason your Windows 7 or Windows 8 online activation fails completely, you may see an Activate by Telephone option in the wizard. You can always use this option to activate your Windows 7 copy. In case a connection [...]
When one is installing Windows 7, one is required to enter a Windows 7 Product Key. The product key determines the edition of the Windows, features to unlock and activate & the type & distribution channel of the license.
Windows Volume Activation represents a set of activation methods available to customers who will be using either Windows® 7 or Windows Server® 2008 R2 under the Microsoft® Volume Licensing (VL) Program or using VL media. Use this reference document to [...]