Solved I lost my Product Key Code for my Office Professional 2010

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July 27, 2014 at 15:15:50
Specs: Windows 8.1 , Intel R Core; 2 Duo CPUl 4.0 GN; 64 bits
disk and cannot reinstall and reactivate the programs. I contacted Microsoft and explain my
predicament and asked for a product key. But, it will cost me $40 and of course, I did not want to spend that much because of my mistake of losing the Product Key. is there a way I can reinstall this disc? I have reinstalled the disc in the past but a screen kept popping out saying that I should re activate and without the Key, I cannot.... HELP...

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#1
July 27, 2014 at 15:21:11
No, you can't install it without the product key.

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#2
July 27, 2014 at 17:14:33
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Do have any backup copies of the installation on an external drive? If so you may be able to recover it (the key) from there.

Appreciate not wishing to pay $40 for replacement key, but that is not expensive compared to buying a new installation package?


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#3
July 27, 2014 at 18:43:08
Thanks pappy for your reply.

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#4
July 27, 2014 at 18:53:12
trvlr, appreciate your help. I have not installed this 2010 Word Enterprise at all so I cannot go back. Currently using Office Enterprise 2007 that's why I am not too hot to
pay $40 for a replacement Product Key.

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#5
July 28, 2014 at 01:45:15
Understand completely.

I make duplicates of all my software disks, and put a label with the key on the duplcate disks - and the originals too. That way the key is " always"" there should I need it. A tip I picked up ane ago - possibly here at CN, if not another similar forum.


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#6
July 28, 2014 at 13:00:27
I usually make a note on all my Product Keys; but, if I remember right, my brother
handed me this Office Pro and have forgotten to give me the Key. Since he passed away, nobody in his family seems to know.

Appreciate the tip though.


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#7
July 28, 2014 at 13:40:22
I have also on occasion emailed info such as a "key" to myself; saved/left the message on the server, and also moved it into a "my saves" type of folder if using say Hotmail/Outlook.com

Sorry to hear you lost a brother - I lost one an age ago; and very recently my Mum passed on... (and my Pa passed on eons ago...).


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#8
July 29, 2014 at 00:43:41
trvlr,
Thanks. The email to myself is a better idea since it gets stored in the email file. I will open up a folder in my email file for those sensitive info.

Likewise, I am also sorry for your loss.


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