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    Product Keys

    I have Office installed on my old computer and want to install it on my new one, but I cannot find the product key. My husband downloaded Magic Jellybean to find the product key, but the key it gave us didn't work (the installer said it was invalid key). How can I find the product key of our installed version? Thanks!

    PS: I am clueless about the Windows registry, if it involves the registry please give me good instructions
    My programs don't have bugs, they just develop random features.

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    Isn't it located in Help->About of the installed apps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightatdawn
    Isn't it located in Help->About of the installed apps?
    That just seems to be the key for Word (or whatever program you look at), not the key for MS Office itself -- it's not even the right number of digits!

    I thought I heard somewhere that you can't install Office XP on a second computer even if you have the product key, is that true?
    My programs don't have bugs, they just develop random features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codegirl
    I thought I heard somewhere that you can't install Office XP on a second computer even if you have the product key, is that true?
    Probably true, yes.

    As for the key, I'm afraid I don't know anywhere else you might look for it. Not crossing any lines of legality or proper conduct here, but it's not that difficult to get a key that will work, providing you have a legal copy. Though come to think of it, you could probably phone the help line for Office (wherever that may be) and they would likely be able to either help you retrieve your key, or provide you with another.
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    Yeah, I agree with lightatdawn, contact them. If anyone knows, I bet they would!

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    my dad had office installed on his laptop & i wanted it on my desktop so all i had to do was copy the program files from his computer and paste them on mine

    im 99.99% its illegal, but what they dont know doesnt hurt them
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    This forum does not allow the discussion of illegal activity. Please see Rule #6 in the Forum Guidlines.
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