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office 2007 / 2010 serial numbers - where can i look them up on my system

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office 2007 / 2010 serial numbers - where can i look them up on my system
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try a key finder, magicjellybean.com, there are other ones also
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The product ID number will be displayed in File...Help in Office 2010. The CD-key is returned by Magical JellyBean or Belarc Advisor, among other utilities.

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so i have to download software to find them?
are you saying the serial number is the product key?
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There is no serial number. Microsoft calls the code on the CD case the CD-key. The CD-key is then used to produce what Microsoft calls a Product Key, which is needed to get technical support from them.

The CD-key is stored in encrypted form in the registry. You need third party software (free) to retrieve it. The Product Key may be found by opening the Help function in any Office application--which is why Microsoft asks for that information when you call in for technical support.

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Ok thanks it time for me to go home
So i will finsh this up monday morning
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Your product key for Office 97, XP, 2003, 2007 & 2010 is stored in the registry, so if you still can access the computer you can use a tool like Belarc Advisor or Magical Jelly Bean to retrieve that key. Magical Jelly Bean (version 2.05 and later) is even able to retrieve keys from a non-bootable hard drive.
Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder: http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml   
Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html 

Note: Neither of these two products will work on Office 2000.

If you need to collect the CD-keys across a network, Belarc has other software packages with that capability. They aren't free, however.

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i am awarding the points on the first to answer method.
Thanks all for helping
John

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