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Creating Answer File For Windows 7 Deployment

We use Dell Computers here and we are wanting to create a standard Desktop Image for Deployment. We only have the OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional that ships with each system. I understand about ...
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Moving Vmware Workstation VM to another host causes reactivation

I need to find a solution for developers using virtual environments with VMWare Workstation 7. We develop in different and incompatible environments. Presently almost a week is lost when modifying a ...
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Upgrading hardware and converting current host OS to a VM - any catches? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am currently using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my dev machine (where I am writing this post from). I also currently ...
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Windows Server 2003 Trial Activation Issue

I have a Windows Server 2003 (R2 Enterprise with SP2) VM, originally installed with a trial license. We forgot about the server, and now more than 120 days has passed, and I can't do anything with the ...
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How do I change the product key for Windows Server 2003 R2?

I have installed Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (x86) onto a machine and activated it using the wrong product key. Is there a procedure to reenter and reactivate Windows with the correct key ...
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Who can I complain to about MS Product activation service [closed]

Ok, I'm fuming after having to deal with a MS Support Rep to do a product activation; and now I need to complain to someone. Has anyone found an actual phone number or e-mail address at Microsoft I ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise Activation

I borrowed a Windows 7 Enterprise disk from work because it hasn't been released to the general public yet and installed it on a personal machine. I got the machine all setup with my programs then I ...
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Is it possible to rearm Microsoft Office 2007 similar to Vista/Win7?

Is it possible to rearm Microsoft Office 2007 trial before activation period in a similar way that can be done for Vista/Win7?
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MS Essential Business Server 2008 and activation & installation media question

I want to install a Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium Edition. Unfortunately I need to start the installation today, but the license and media won't be delivered until end of ...
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How to fix an activation error in Windows 2008 Server

I have some Windows 2008 servers I setup for development purposes, that fall under my MSDN subscription. It's been a while, but I thought I properly activated them using the command line and the ...
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Windows Vista activation in VMWare

Our QA team requires Vista VMs for testing (installers, features, performance general compatibility, etc.). Physical PCs with Vista installed don't cut it since they make it difficult to roll back to ...
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How do you change the license on an existing Win2k3 server from retail to volume?

I have a business critical application server that was installed some time ago. The installation was an expensive process (large complicated CICS based system on Win2k3) and is something i'd not like ...