mixed up product keys and product ID's

mixed up product keys and product ID's

Post by SBGFINE » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 00:58:57


I have 14 legal office 2004 boxed cds of which 11 have been installed
on my network of computers. I now need to install the other 3 but
someone has deleted the file i wrote noting which product keys I had
already installed. I now do not know which three keys to use and when
you go to 'about' in any of the programs they only give you the product
ID code which bares no relation to the product keys!

How can I tell what keys I have already used? or is it possible to re-
enter the product keys for all of the macs that I have already
installed?

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mixed up product keys and product ID's

Post by JE McGimps » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 01:47:29

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



AFAIK, the Product ID is a one-way hash from the CD Key, so you can't
figure out which key is associated with which ID.

However, it's fairly straightforward to change/reenter the CD Keys:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

mixed up product keys and product ID's

Post by enigmati » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 17:50:32

Whenever I start a copy of Word or Excel etc. I get the greeting that
this copy is registered to <Name> followed by the serial number.
Unfortunately it stays on the the screen for only a short time so you
may have to take a quick screen shot, or use your phone camera perhaps.
 
 
 

mixed up product keys and product ID's

Post by SBGFINE » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:38:59

Thankyou for that - worked perfectly.
 
 
 

mixed up product keys and product ID's

Post by Michel Bin » Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:39:19

Hi,
that number is the product key, *not* the registration key, or serial
number. The product key is based on the serial number, but it's not the same
thing. So that method won't help the OP. By the way, that same product key
can also be found when you go to Word>About Word.


On 26.01.06 8:50, in article
XXXX@XXXXX.COM , "enigmatic"
 
 
 

mixed up product keys and product ID's

Post by Daiya Mitc » Sat, 28 Jan 2006 00:13:01

Actually, it's the product ID in that dialog. MS in infinite wisdom decided
to label the serial number/license number/installation code/cd key a
"product key", just to help confuse everyone and make it more difficult to
keep straight. Idiocy.






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mixed up product keys and product ID's

Post by dr.holly.f » Sat, 28 Jan 2006 03:51:10

The product keys should be on the cd cases as that is where they are
for all versions of Office for MAC