The perpetual license never expires. It is a perpetual license to use the Visio product. When you start Visio for the first time after installation, the Microsoft Activation Wizard automatically runs. You are presented with two activation options, or you can choose to active at a later time:
If you do not want to activate your copy of Visio, you can click Activate Later on any page of the Activation Wizard. The wizard warns you that you have a specified number of times to run the product before you are required to activate it. Click Exit to close the wizard. NOTE: If you decide to activate your license at a later time, the activation counter decrements each time that you start the Visio program. If the counter reaches zero, the Visio program begins running in reduced-functionality mode.
This page contains free product keys for different versions of Microsoft Visio. At the time of publication, all keys are valid and allow you to activate your Microsoft Visio product online or by phone. If the keys are not valid, then you can wait for the update, or buy yourself a personal Microsoft Visio product code at a very cheap price.
Visio can be launched a limited number of times without activation. Unregistered software runs in incomplete functionality mode: you will not be able to save changes to documents and create new files.
To take full advantage of the tool, you must activate a Microsoft Visio key. To do this, it is not necessary to spend a large amount to buy a license. This page already contains a selection of valid activation codes for a vector graphics editor. You can copy the key for the version of the software you are interested in absolutely free of charge.
If you bought multiple copies of Office and used the same Install button to install Office on multiple PCs, activation fails on the other PCs. This happens because each Install button is associated with a unique product key that can only be installed on one PC. To fix this, you can change the product key for the other PCs where you installed Office.
This article is intended for technical support agents and IT professionals. If you're looking for more information about Windows activation error messages, see Get help with Windows activation errors.
This article provides troubleshooting information to help you respond to error messages that you may receive when you try to use a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) or the Key Management Service (KMS) to perform Volume Activation on one or more Windows-based computers. Look for the error code in the following table, and then select the link to see more information about that error code and how to resolve it.
The error text is correct, but is ambiguous. This error indicates that the computer is missing a Windows marker in its BIOS that identifies it as an OEM system that is running a qualifying edition of Windows. This information is required for KMS client activation. The more specific meaning of this code is "Error: Invalid Volume License Key"
Volume activation is a configurable solution that helps automate and manage the product activation process on computers running Windows operating systems that have been licensed under a volume licensing program. Volume activation is also used with other software from Microsoft (most notably the Office suites) that are sold under volume licensing agreements and that support volume activation
The Key Management Service (KMS) is an activation service that allows organizations to activate systems within their own network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft for product activation. It does not require a dedicated system and can be easily co-hosted on a system that provides other services.
KMS requires a minimum number of either physical or virtual computers in a network environment. These minimums, called activation thresholds, are set so that they are easily met by Enterprise customers.
A KMS Key is used to activate the KMS host computer with a Microsoft activation server and can activate up to six KMS hosts with 10 activations per host. Each KMS host can activate an unlimited number of computers.
KSM keys can be assigned, by exception, to Open customers who meet the minimum KMS activation threshold for Windows Server, OS, and Office. To request such an exception, please submit a Web Form request to VLSC Support.
A Multiple Activation Key (MAK) activates systems on a one-time basis, using Microsoft's hosted activation services (which requires connection with a Microsoft activation server). Once computers are activated, no further communication with Microsoft is required.
We recommend customers use Key Management Service (KMS) to activate Multiple Activation Keys (MAK). KMS is the preferred activation method for large scale deployments. Many factors determine the number of activations associated with each MAK, including licenses purchased, the customer purchase pricing level, and their Volume Licensing program.
The number of activations available for a product may not always match the number of licenses purchased. Usually you will receive a higher number of activations in case you need to reinstall and activate some of your products. Please check the Licensing Summary section of your agreement to see your number of licenses.
The Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) enables network administrators and other IT professionals to automate and centrally manage the volume and retail-activation process for Windows, Microsoft Office, and select other Microsoft products. VAMT can manage volume activation using Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs) or the Windows Key Management Service (KMS). VAMT is a standard Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that requires the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0.
During activation, you are requested to select the License Program and Agreement Number. Note for Open License customers, you should enter your Authorization Number. For MPSA, enter your Purchase Account Number (not the MPSA Agreement number). If you are unsure of the program type for the License ID under which your CAL licenses were purchased, go to the VLSC Relationship Summary and see the Parent Program column.
License compliance and Asset Management are independent of key activation. Customers do not have to use the keys provided under a specific Licensing ID (agreement, enrollment, affiliate, or license) for use only with the licenses specified under that Licensing ID. If a parent organization (which owns a chlld organization) has an individual agreement, it can use the same key to deploy a product across both parent and child organizations. This flexibility allows customers to centrally manage their deployment image by either using keys specific to agreements / licenses, or one set of keys for all.
Visual Studio subscriptions provide access to a wide range of Microsoft products for designing, developing, testing, and demonstrating applications. Some of these products require product keys during installation, and some of those require activation.
Most product keys also allow multiple activations of the product for each key. Many products also allow you to install and use the product for 30 days or more without activation. For most subscribers, more than enough activations to meet their needs are available. However, if you've exhausted the available activations for a product, you can submit a request for more keys through Visual Studio Subscriptions Customer Service.
Activation is required for certain products. Generally, in Visual Studio subscriptions this requirement applies to Windows, Windows Server, Microsoft Office client applications, and Expression Studio. When activation is required many products, including Windows and Office, allow you to install and use the product without activation for 30 days or more. If you reimage your computers frequently (at least once every 30 days), consider NOT activating the product. Product keys supplied as part of your Visual Studio subscription don't allow unlimited activations of a product.
Visual Studio subscriptions offer a selection of retail and Volume Licensing versions of Microsoft products. Certain products are available from Downloads only in their retail version or only in their Volume Licensing version; some are available in both versions. Generally, products requiring activation, such as Windows, Windows Server, and Office client products, are only offered in their retail version through Downloads.
Multiple Activation Key (MAK) activation is used for one-time activation through Microsoft-hosted activation services, either via the internet or by telephone. MAK activation requires that a MAK is installed on a client computer and instructs that computer to activate itself against those services.
Each MAK has a predetermined number of allowed activations and is based on your volume licensing agreement. Each Office activation that uses MAK counts toward the activation limit. After Office is activated, no re-activation is required unless the hardware changes significantly.
MAK independent activation requires that each computer independently connect and be activated with Microsoft, either over the internet or by telephone. MAK independent activation is best for computers that have direct access to the internet.
MAK proxy activation by using VAMT enables one computer with internet access to process activation requests on behalf of multiple computers. MAK proxy activation is configured by using the Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT). MAK proxy activation is appropriate for environments in which security concerns might restrict direct access to the internet or to development and test labs. For more information, see Perform Proxy Activation.
A Microsoft office product key is a 25-character code used to activate Windows and helps verify that Windows hasn't been used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow.
Any reinstallations will not require a product key and neither will the activation. If you reinstall or go to activate and you are still asked for a product key, you can follow the steps in the above heading that instruct you to sign in using your Microsoft account. 2b1af7f3a8