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    I would like to know if it is possible to search a CD with office for the key so that I can load the program. I lost the key before I had a chance to load the program

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    Re: Locating Office key in CD

    Originally posted by bounceallback View Post
    I would like to know if it is possible to search a CD with office for the key so that I can load the program.
    No
    Originally posted by bounceallback View Post
    I lost the key before I had a chance to load the program
    That was quick
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      Re: Locating Office key in CD

      To expand on the eloquence of Lior_S, if Microsoft were to embed the key in the CD, everyone on the Internet would soon know how to decrypt. Wouldn't be much of a revenue stream in that, would there?
      Cheers,

      Rick

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        Re: Locating Office key in CD

        Originally posted by bounceallback View Post
        I would like to know if it is possible to search a CD with office for the key so that I can load the program. I lost the key before I had a chance to load the program
        The key is located on the back of the jewel case the CD came in. Try turning the case over.
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          Re: Locating Office key in CD

          I think he means he forgot to copy the key when he downloaded his dodgy copy of office
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            Re: Locating Office key in CD

            Originally posted by Ossian View Post
            I think he means he forgot to copy the key when he downloaded his dodgy copy of office
            Not exactly. If I had it installed there are programs to find the number on the computer

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              Re: Locating Office key in CD

              Originally posted by bounceallback View Post
              Not exactly. If I had it installed there are programs to find the number on the computer
              Yes... but if you had it installed, then you had a valid key, along with online activation. You didn't have it installed, and you don't seem to have a valid key... what happened to the jewel case which the CD came in when you bought it? How did you manage to lose the jewel case without losing the disk?

              The number is securely stored on the computer after you have manually entered it from the back of the CD case, and after it has been validated by Microsoft's validation algorithm. The original key is not stored anywhere except on the CD case in writing because Microsoft's validation algorithm can verify its authenticity without the need to directly compare it with anything.


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