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Old 12-08-11, 03:51 PM
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Correlate Microsoft Office Product Key w/ Serial #

I work in a fairly small office and my boss is a stickler for staying above the board when it comes to software. We have roughly 10-12 computers company-wide, and most of them have some version or another of MS Office on them. The problem is that we didn't mark the disk packaging with which computer that disk was installed on, and as a result we now can't correlate which disk goes with which computer. This is relevant because we have a dead computer and a new computer. We need to figure out which software was on the dead computer so we can install it on the new computer.

When I look at the "About" information in MS Word for example, it gives me a "Product ID". This number is not the same as the Product Key that is printed on the disk's packaging. When we install the software, we type in that product key, so I think that there has to be a way to tell which product key was used after the fact. I haven't been able to find it however. Does anyone know if this can be done? Or do I just have to reinstall the ones we don't know for sure?
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Old 12-08-11, 04:07 PM
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Re: Correlate Microsoft Office Product Key w/ Serial #

I think Belarc advisor will give you the serial number of the software on the live machines. Should only take a few minutes per machine.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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Re: Correlate Microsoft Office Product Key w/ Serial #

You could check out Belarc Advisor or PC Audit.
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Thanks guys! Belarc worked great!
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