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#1 lusardix

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:43 PM

we have just reinstalled operating system on pc, we have dics but cannot find the key, any ideas?

thanks :thumbsup:

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 03:14 PM

Did you purchase Microsoft Office 2000? It should be in the booklets that came with it or the back/inside of the case.

Also check that is not a trial.

Edited by CarbonX, 03 January 2009 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:06 AM

http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
it's recover the keys windows or office if they're legitimate.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:28 AM

Just for interest tos226, would that work even though the original OS itself is no longer on the system?

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:31 PM

I don't think so. I only used it once and got a nice list of keys so I don't have to hunt for disks.
So your only alternative is find your installation disks and on the box it'll have the key.
For Windows, the label on the computer might work, but I don't know.

If the Windows you have is one of those OEM installations, it might contain some trial version of Office, for instance OneNote or Works. The key might be there. It's trial, but good enough to recover the key and then update.

Edited by tos226, 09 January 2009 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

Just to remind everyone about the Forum Rules which state:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.


No one in this topic has said anything that would be in violation but I just wanted to remind everyone about it.

In the event you are unable to recover your Product Key, you may want to contact Microsoft. Read this MS Knowledgebase Article on getting new product keys issued: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823570

You may also want to look into other office suite alternatives such as OpenOffice.org which are free and open source and thus don't require Product Activation.

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 09 January 2009 - 06:53 PM.


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

Dear Amazing Andrew,
regarding "No one in this topic has said anything that would be in violation but I just wanted to remind everyone about it."
good you noticed :thumbsup:
and I certainly have no intention of crossing that line.
Calling Microsoft is the last resort in my book, so if the user has some way to use their own disks and boxes, the solution is in front of them someplace IMO :flowers:




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