Reinstalling Windows operating system is relatively a simple job if you have done your homework before beginning the re-installation procedure. Computer experts always recommend moving important files such as documents, pictures, and other files from the desktop to a safe location before restarting your PC to begin the re-installation process.
It’s also important to have the product keys of your Windows OS, Microsoft Office, and other software that you plan to install after completing the re-install process.
The process of re-installing can become a hard job if you can’t find your Windows, Office and other product keys. Generally, the Office or Windows key is located on the box containing the installation CD/DVD.
As with Windows activation key, Office product key is also stored in the registry, and luckily can be recovered with the help of third-party software. Thankfully, there are quite a few free utilities out there to help recover your Office serial key from an existing installation with a few mouse clicks.
Recover Office 2010 key using ProduKey
A few weeks back, we showed you how to recover Windows 7 product key from the registry using the Windows Key Finder tool. In this article, we’re reviewing another free tool named ProduKey that supports recovering Office 2010 product key from Windows registry in a jiffy.
ProduKey is a small utility for Windows 7 and Vista operating systems to recover Office 2003, Office 2007, and Office 2010 product keys. Download and run the utility to view your product key. The best part is that it’s a standalone tool, which runs without installation.
As you see this tool is also capable of recovering Windows product key. One can also use ProduKey to view Product key Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. The current version of ProduKey doesn’t support software other than above mentioned ones.
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