Have you ever met such situation? Can't find Office product key when you want to install it in another computer, don't know how to find Office product key or extract it as the Office is preinstalled in your system before, Microsoft Office ask for inputting Microsoft Office key when you reinstall it while you can't find it. It is really annoying when it happened, because Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel is so important for our daily work, we can't do anything without Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Office programs require a product key in process of installing, if you've lost or cannot find your Microsoft Office product key, you'll need to find it and make a backup before you can reinstall the software suite or format the computer.
Here are some easy ways to find Office product key if you lost it and want to reinstall the program.
1. Try to remember how you purchased your Microsoft Office, which determines where you need to look to find the product key. If you bought a retail copy of Microsoft Office, the first place is to look to the sticker attached to the inside of your disc case. Retail Microsoft Office key is usually on a bright sticker located inside the case with the CD/DVD, or on the back. The key consists of 25 alphanumeric characters, usually split into groups of five. If you downloaded Microsoft Office from website, your product key was probably included in an email from Microsoft. You need to check your email history.
2. If you cannot find Office product key through the way in first point or the Microsoft Office is preinstalled when you purchased your computer, Here you may ask help from third party Product Key Finder programs. Actually the product key is not really lost, It's located in the registry but it's encrypted, making finding it difficult without the product key finder programs.
Here I recommend one professional Key Finder Program, iAidsoft Password Recovery Bundle. This utility can quickly find Microsoft Office key (along with the key of Windows CD Key) and display it for you. It supports finding office 2010 product key and office 2007 product key, besides Windows CD key and Office Key finder function, it also can reset Windows Admin password and recover any account password, such as Outlook, Access, Gmail, Hotmail, MSN, Gtalk, etc.
Step 1: Download iAidsoft Password Recovery Bundle and follow the installation process to install it on your computer.
Step 2: Launch the program and click " MS Windows and Office Key Recovery" Module.
Step 3: You will see your Microsoft Office Product ID and Product Key are found and displayed together with Windows CD Key.
Step 4: Export it to text file as a backup.