How to Find Office 2000 (Pre-SR-1) Product Key
Posted on 2009-12-19
I have an old laptop that has an installation of Office 2000 Professional on it. It has never been updated since it was installed, meaning that it is the original release of Office 2000. No SR-1, no service packs, nothing.
Our company has now purchased a new laptop for this particular employee, and I need to move Office 2000. I have the installation files, but not the original CD case with the product key. I know that the product key is stored, in encrypted form, in the registry. But all the key finder software I have found requires Office 2000 to have at least Service Pack 2 applied. That requires having SR-1 installed, which is no longer available from Microsoft.
Anyone have any ideas how to pull that product key?