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ms office 2000 lost cd key but have cds and program is on the pc

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by justfoo, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. justfoo

    justfoo Thread Starter

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    I have lost the cd key for my office 2000 software, the program is up and running on my pc but I want to recover the CD key in the event that I have to re-install the software someday when I replace this pc.
    Is there a way to discover what the cd key is? I searched the registry and found where the registration number is, but that isn't the cd key.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Oh dear.

    There are many programs that will extract the key from the installed applications, but as far as I know, none will work with Office 2000 as the key is encrypted.

    However, a phone call to Microsoft with the numbers you do have could be worth it.
     
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