I am aware of Microsoft Bing Maps Aerial licensing changes with ArcGIS for Desktop at the end of this year.

My question here is why I have two different ArcMap I saved had them in it.

One was able to show it and the other would not allowed me to show me?

What is the reason for that?

ArcGIS 10.1 SP 1

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  • I would guess that the one that works is an older Map Document. Maybe you removed and added the basemap and/or recently saved the one that doesn't work?
    – Paul
    Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 0:58

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I think @Paul is on the right track regarding the differences between your two Map Documents.

Since you have Service Pack 1 installed, you can download the newly available Set Bing Key Patch so that you can have access to Bing basemaps in all your Map Documents (10.1). You will need to get a temporary key from ESRI which expires Dec 31st, 2013.

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