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Extracting a Cd Key from Microsoft Office Products?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:42 pm
by Smithy
im reformatting me computer and i have a corperate key from my fiances ex employer. and i want to keep all the 07 programs.. but i dont have they key..

is there a way to get the key from a already installed program and then be able to reuse it>?

Re: Extracting a Cd Key from Microsoft Office Products?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 3:58 pm
by Holyman
not that I know of, office doesn't store the CD Key in the registry files!

Re: Extracting a Cd Key from Microsoft Office Products?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:16 pm
by Cobra
Yes, there is a way.

Use this free program utility called ProduKey. It will display the ProductID and the CD-Key of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, etc).

Write it down or select the Microsoft Office 2007 row and click File -> Save Selected Items.

I've used it before and it works like a charm!

Re: Extracting a Cd Key from Microsoft Office Products?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:38 pm
by Shaddowmaster
Even though this isn't what you asked for, if it's for home-use (I.e. Private use) may I suggest Open Office

it's free, it's open source and I rarely find myself missing anything I'd get from licensed, closed source suites. In fact, I don't think I ever have. :)

Re: Extracting a Cd Key from Microsoft Office Products?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:40 pm
by Smithy
sweet thanks guys..

and yeah its for private use.. i dont use the version i got that really.. it just when i need it i want to be able to open up and use the right program..

Re: Extracting a Cd Key from Microsoft Office Products?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 5:17 pm
by Voo
Use a program called "Belarc Advisor".

It will give you a webpage of info and part of it shows the extracted cdkeys. Very useful.