Find Office product key

Posted on 2003-03-19
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This has come up before and I'm sure someone somewhere knows. With Windows, you can go through the registry and read the product key, with XP, there are utilities that can extract the encrypted code. But with Office? Where the heck can you read the key, or is there a utility to extract it if it's encrypted or hidden? Where, how, do I read where the stupid key is? Don't tell me about legal stuff, everybody knows how easy it is to loose the dumb little sticker and not know where the heck to get your code from.
Thanks for your help.
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Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry. It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, .NET, Office 97, and Office XP. This version adds support for multiple installations of Office and the ability to change the Windows XP, 98, and ME installation key.
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>>Don't tell me about legal stuff, everybody knows how easy it is to loose the dumb little sticker and not know where the heck to get your code from.

questioner:could have informed in a better way (tone)

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I believe the question is answered in my first comment. :>)

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