How can I retrieve office 2010 product key?

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  1. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    School has office 2010 installed on the computer. Can I get the product key out and use it on my home computer? if yes, what version of office 2010 should I download? thanks
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    You can use produkey to find out..
     
  3. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    Thank you. So what version of office 2010 should I download in order to activate the office with the product key I got from school computer? Volume one?
     
  4. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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    First, this post belong in the Application section of this forum, and not Windows 7 forum. Second, you have to find out what kind of key you have, use CMD go to your Office 14 installation folder:

    cd c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\
    then type: cscript ospp.vbs /dstatus

    If it's says RETAIL, you download RETAIL, if it says anything else, you download that. MS has a Academic version, so if it that you have, you has to download the Academic version, and I have not seen that around here.
     
  5. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    wow, sorry. Just new here. I'll try to find out what version the school has. Thanks.
     
  6. mrthuvi

    mrthuvi MDL Member

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    #6 mrthuvi, Sep 1, 2010
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    I have volume Professional Plus activated by MAK key and it still says:


    ---------------------------------------------------------
    SKU ID: fdf3ecb9-b56f-43b2-a9b8-1b48b6bae1a7
    LICENSE NAME: Office 14, OfficeProPlus-MAK edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 14, RETAIL channel
    LICENSE STATUS: ---LICENSED---
    ERROR CODE: 0 as licensed
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: ****
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    If they activate those computers by KMS server, you won't get the key from those. But if it say MAK edition, you will have a nice MAK key.
     
  7. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    This is what I got from school, so what version of office I should download?

    SKU ID: 6f327760-8c5c-417c-9b61-836a98287e0c
    LICENSE NAME: Office 14, OfficeProPlus-KMS_Client edition
    LICENSE DESCRIPTION: Office 14, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
    LICENSE STATUS: ---OOB_GRACE---
    ERROR CODE: 0x4004F00C
    ERROR DESCRIPTION: The Software Licensing Service reported that the application
    is running within the valid grace period.
    Last 5 characters of installed product key: H3GVB
    REMAINING GRACE: 16 days (22849 minute(s) before expiring)
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  8. mrthuvi

    mrthuvi MDL Member

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    So, the answer is No, it doesn't have a product key that you can activate office at home.
     
  9. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    If your school has pro plus volume and you have it at home then they both have same key and it's pre-installed so just use KMS activation and you can activate at home. The key is generic to all pro plus volume copies
     
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  10. nick_martin

    nick_martin MDL Novice

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    Great, Thanks.
     
  11. mrthuvi

    mrthuvi MDL Member

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    Why are you quoting my post? :p I'm not the one asked the question. :biggrin:
     
  12. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Good question...lol...but still the keys are the same so that what I was trying to tell the guy :eek:
     
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  13. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    Your school is in for a surprise in two weeks if they don't get their KMS server running.
     
  14. ginzon

    ginzon MDL Novice

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    SIW can do the job for you!!
     
  15. unknownzd

    unknownzd MDL Member

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    wtf is a SIW ........ why do we need to buy a paid tool when we already have free tools such as produkey to do so?
     
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  17. unknownzd

    unknownzd MDL Member

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    hmmmm but indeed why do we need such a large app when a small app (produkey) can done its job?
     
  18. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Because the app is used for more than just finding keys, ginzon just mentioned that it can be used to find key didn't say that's all it was used for.
     
  19. ginzon

    ginzon MDL Novice

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    Its an all in one tool..
    You may find something interesting in it..
    Not only office but you'll be able to see many other keys from it...