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I reinstalled Windows XP and then Office XP on the PC. When I started after this any office program (Word, Excel) I asked got window asking for product key:

The question is

  1. Is there some BIOS setting(s) changed by first installation of Office XP - if so it will be very helpful to know which one

  2. Are there registry key(s) which affect on asking for product key, if so, which one? I found similar ones for later versions of office (2007, 2003) but did not found for office XP

I know that there already were questions about similar issues but I did not found suitable answer.

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If there is a "Starter" or other version of office installed besides office XP, uninstall them. –  Moab Feb 19 '11 at 22:56
    
Change Office XP key...petri.co.il/change_office_xp_cd_key.htm –  Moab Feb 19 '11 at 22:57
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So why don't you just give it the key? A reinstall of XP (OS) would have wiped your entire registry and rebuilding it from scratch sounds ... well, painful at best.

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Thanks for reply I can give , but until now the key was required only for setup only –  user37137 Aug 28 '10 at 14:21
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This is the setup. –  ZippyV Aug 28 '10 at 14:29
    
Like ZippyV says, this is the setup phase. After you give it the key (once) it should shut up and work. IF it doesn't then keep posting updates here... –  hotei Aug 28 '10 at 19:09
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