You can extract the Product Key from the machine itself 4. Or, you may have to. However, there are exceptions, as described in. If that works, record your Microsoft Office 2019, 2016 or 2013 Product Key and keep it somewhere safe. It isn't the same number, not even close.
Office 2010 and Office 2013 offer a scripted method to lookup your Product Key. So, you'll see the keys for Windows and Office as well as non-Microsoft software. So, having the product keys for your Microsoft products is generally a good idea. Simply install and run the application to find out the Product Key note: during the installation, there will be a prompt to also install a sponsored application which you can choose not to install. You'll need to find whatever proof of purchase you can find and have it ready before calling. We offer two approaches for you to recover your Windows product key: searching through the Registry Editor or with a third party program. Windows 10 typically does not require a product key.
You just need to remove the drive, connect it to a functional computer, and point ProduKey at it. And of course I don't want to have to pay for Microsoft Office all over again when I get the new hard drive. Printing the report, or saving it is probably a good idea. However, you can use a little program called to find out your used Product Key. If you purchased Microsoft Office 2019, 2016 or 2013 in a box with a disc, or as a product card digital download from a retail store, then your Product Key will be with that physical purchase - on the product card, on a sticker, on or in the manual, or on the disc sleeve.
Jack Wallen shares his field-tested approach. Your original package or purchase confirmation email 2. Now I got a pop-up message saying that I can open Office twenty more times but I'll need to enter the product key code to keep using it after that. And what of Microsoft Office? You can then insert the drive into an internal drive bay on a working computer, or use an , like the one shown below. Normally you have several resources to find your Retail Product Key.
However, Office 2010 and Office 2013 already include a vbs-script which will reveal the last 5 characters of your Product Key. My ex loaded Office on my laptop a few years ago so now that he's gone I don't have the software discs or any of the registration info. However, you can use a script to find the last five digits of the product key. Common sense and software companies advise users to save their product keys securely in case they need them in the future, such as when re-installing your operating system. How can you do this without the product keys for your software?. Losing a product key does not mean you have to purchase the product again, as most of the time you can recover it by scanning through the registry file. Third Party Program You can also retrieve your Windows product key via a third party program such as , which scans your Windows registry file for the product keys of other software.
So I'm thinking about using one of the programs in the R6 link to retrieve the code, but I'm not the most computer savvy and worry about downloading unknown programs onto my computer. But if those avenues aren't accessible, here are two products that can reveal your product keys so you can keep them handy. Magic Jelly Bean found it for free: They key as Herb noted was that you must run as administrator. If you have a copy of Microsoft Office 2019, 2016 or 2013 installed on your computer that you installed via your Office 365 subscription, you don't need to worry about Product Keys at all! Last modified: August 19, 2015. Install and run ProduKey to view a list of product keys stored in your registry file. Printing the report, or saving it is probably a good idea. Just sign in to your Office 365 account online and follow the menu prompts to download and install the latest version of Microsoft Office.
When Ubuntu boots, open a file manager window by clicking the drive icon on the panel. At the Start button, click on Run and then type regedit. This application does a bit more thorough scan of your computer for which it generates a report that also includes license keys for several of your installed applications. Microsoft obviously isn't going to just trust that you bought Microsoft Office and read you a valid Product Key over the phone. However, it cannot find product keys for all programs. I'm getting a new hard drive for my laptop because the old one is corrupted or something like that. How did you buy Office? For example, you can create a Ubuntu drive.
However, for either version there is no need to completely reinstall Office. If you previously registered and activated your copy of Microsoft Office 2019, 2016 or 2013, you'll be happy to know that Microsoft has stored for you, and will show you, your original Product Key. Belarc gave nice summary, but only for booted computer 5-B. Most notably, and do not store their product keys in the registry file. If Microsoft Office 2019, 2016 or 2013 came preinstalled on your computer when you purchased it, your Product Key should be printed on the holographic sticker attached to your computer. Time flies like arrows, fruit flies like bananas.
Back up any important files on it first. You can find the best number to call on the Microsoft Support: Contact Us page. I checked it against my product key. They will only help if you have an email address or an entire product key. My guess is that you've looked those places already before finding yourself on this page. There is no product key there. There are some tricks, but you'll have to use them while your current hard drive is still alive and well.