Product Key and Product ID

Product Key and Product ID

Post by bumblebee1 » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:28:17

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have the MAC Home and Student Edition of OFFICE and I have already installed 2 of the 3 licenses. I forgot which one 1 of the 3 licenses I haven't used yet. What could I do? Thank you.

Product Key and Product ID

Post by William Sm » Sun, 29 Mar 2009 22:57:19

Nothing after the install will tell you exactly what you've already
installed. From here you'll need to rely on trial and error.

If you find you've got conflicting serial numbers installed then you can
following these instruction to remove and reinstall
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Product Key and Product ID

Post by bumblebee1 » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:21:51

Thank you. I will try it out.

Product Key and Product ID

Post by Diane Ros » Mon, 30 Mar 2009 07:10:28

On 3/28/09 6:57 AM, "William Smith [MVP]"

If you look in the Application menu for the About item and display that, it
will display the Product ID to you.

If you find two machines on which all but the last five digits match, the
same key was used on those two machines.

It won't tell you "which" key was used, just that the "same" key was used.

Only trial and error will let you sort out which key belongs to which
computer. You can change the licenses without removing and reinstalling

Easiest method: Launch the Remove Office tool and hold down Option at the
first dialog, and the "remove office" option will change to "remove
licensing information".

/Application/Microsoft Office 2008/Additional Tools/Remove Office

If you have the 3 systems connected, start one of the Office apps on the
oldest of the bunch (IIRC the product keys are in a list so you probably
used the top one on that system.). Then launch the same app on one of the
other two. If there is a conflict modify the second one's product key. If
not the 3rd one must be the odd man out - although you may still have to get
2 & 3 to bump heads in order to be certain.

These tips provided by Bob Jones and Daiya Mitchell, Mac MVPs


Product Key and Product ID

Post by Gareth197 » Tue, 02 Jun 2009 20:23:27

Version: 2004
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

Hi, just wondered if anyone knew how to retrieve a product key currently being used by Mac office 2004, we have all the boxes and keys but we need to know which Mac is using which key, unfortunately the product ID didn't get written on the box when we installed so I have no idea which Mac office is installed on which computer??

Any help would be appreciated


Product Key and Product ID

Post by Diane Ros » Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:43:53

On 6/1/09 4:23 AM, in article XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

Some hints on how to do this:

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