recover Office2013 H&B C2R Product key from unbootable pc

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by dannycmi, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. dannycmi

    dannycmi MDL Novice

    Jun 12, 2011
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    Hello,

    Is is possible to recover the Product Key from an unbootable machine?
    I need to reinstall on a new hard drive but can't find the box with the card or which ms account used to install.
    I do have the HomeBusinessRetail.img to install...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Warez2k

    Warez2k MDL Novice

    Feb 10, 2016
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    @dannycmi: Where you able to locate the C2R product key? All I was able to find are the last 5 chars using the VBS script provided bei MSO. But no tool seems to be able to show you the C2R product key :/
     
  3. dannycmi

    dannycmi MDL Novice

    Jun 12, 2011
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    a few days later, I found the box with all the info.
    I had no luck recovering the full key, only the last 5 chars like you.
     
  4. yura881

    yura881 MDL Novice

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    From an unbootable machine?
     
  5. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Simple and obvious advice for the future:
    Write all your product keys in a document, Word or Notepad, and keep a copy of that document on a USB stick.

    Bear in mind that key finders don’t find everything, so this is the only way you can be sure of recovering all keys.