How to Change Microsoft Office Product Key

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Have you ever entered a pirated product key into your Microsoft Office? It can sometimes disable you from receiving critical updates, and support from Microsoft. A product key is a specific software-based key for a certain program. It is used to identify that the copy of the program is original. Product keys consist of a series of numbers or letters. This sequence is typically entered by the user during the installation of computer software, and is then passed to a verification function in the program. If you wish to acquire a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, you must change its product key to a genuine one.

Microsoft Office 2003

  1. Right-click on the start button and select Run.
  2. Type regedit into the field, and click on OK
  3. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Office > 11.0 > Registration
  4. Click on the item, composed of a combination of numbers and letters.
  5. Hold Ctrl on your keyboard, and click on DigitalProductID and ProductID.
  6. Press Delete and click on Yes.

Microsoft Office 2007

  1. Right-click on the start button and select Run.
  2. Type regedit into the field, and click on OK
  3. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Office > 12.0 > Registration
  4. Click on the item, composed of a combination of numbers and letters.
  5. Hold Ctrl on your keyboard, and click on DigitalProductID and ProductID.
  6. Press Delete and click on Yes.

Microsoft Office XP

  1. Click on the Windows icon and select Run.
  2. Type regedit into the field, and click on OK
  3. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Office > 10.0 > Registration
  4. Click on the item, composed of a combination of numbers and letters.
  5. Hold Ctrl on your keyboard, and click on DigitalProductID and ProductID.
  6. Press Delete and click on Yes.

Tips

  • Write down the changes and initial values. You may later need to restore the Registry as it was.
  • Consider Open Source alternatives for all proprietary software: OpenOffice.org is an office suite comparable or superior to the "Pro" versions of Microsoft Office, yet is free, as in both freedom and beer.
  • Create a System Restore Point before trying out these instructions. It will allow you to restore your operating system, if anything goes wrong with the Registry.
  • Registry Editor allows you to personalize your computer, and make it more accessible.
  • Back in step 4 right click the key of letters and numbers and choose Export. Give the file a name and keep it handy. Double-clicking the file in the future will bring all the deleted keys in the next step back. This is smaller and faster than a full restore of your computer. Further, you can edit this file in notepad and remove all BUT the two keys deleted in step five. Now you have a file to double-click which will exactly restore your deletions to the registry. You can double-click this file multiple times, it will only add them if they are missing, it won't add them multiple times.

Warnings

  • Do not delete anything other than what is needed. You should back up the registry beforehand.
  • Some associations in the Registry, if removed, will crash other functioning programs or Windows itself.
  • Avoid using Third-party software to change the Product key. It might be malicious.
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