How to retrieve an Office key from an unbootable installation

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Mr.X, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    As the title says.

    How can I use an existing tool or anything to retrieve an Office 2013 key on a Windows installation which is unbootable.

    I never faced the need before.
     
  2. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    What OS is it? I would make an image to play with in a VM and see if you can get Windows to boot (repair)
     
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  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Win8 borked after Win10 upgrade. Don't want to try a repair I need to retrieve the key asap then re-install from scratch.
     
  4. Tovagulet

    Tovagulet MDL Novice

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    Like he said... I would make an image to play with in a VM and see if you can get Windows to boot.
     
  5. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    I only implied repairing the install in a throw away virtual environment so you can get the key. Worth virtualising and trying to do a windows repair.
     
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  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I understand. But to be honest, this is a favor to a friend, a favor to ask in this forum for help and he's already aware of this thread, maybe he doesn't want go that route though.
     
  7. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    #9 KNARZ, Apr 27, 2016
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