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Is there a product key finder for a PC?

Is there a way I can grab Office 2007 installation key from the already-installed and activated software? I no longer have the key, and I want to format the system, but I would like to reinstall the Office.

Also, as long as I activate it on only one computer, can/should I install it as many as times as I want? (I am thinking about Microsoft Virtual Machine that comes with 90-day expiry.)

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marked as duplicate by Sathya Jul 3 '12 at 5:32

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also, covered on Super User blog: Dude, Where Are My Keys? –  Sathya Jul 3 '12 at 5:32

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There are multiple programs out there on the net for retrieving installation keys. RockXP for example. Sure, it should trip your AV protection, as every other tool I know that will do the same thing, but it's a false positive.

EDIT and as far as reinstalling it more than once, you shouldn't have an issue. Windows on the other hand... that's always touchy.

EDIT-EDIT and there's the Magic Jellybean and Produkey just for a couple of others to work with.

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I've had pretty good luck with magic jellybean, even if the current versions are nerfed compared to the old one. nirsoft's stuff is uniformly awesome ;p –  Journeyman Geek Jul 3 '12 at 0:39
@JourneymanGeek Produkey's got a nice minimalist feel to it, but believe it or not I kinda like RockXP's loud interface. I mean, way more to it than it needs, and lots of fluff. –  Bon Gart Jul 3 '12 at 0:41

If you want a tool to retrieve your product keys, I suggest Microsoft Product Key Finder: softpedia.com/.../Microsoft-Product-Key-Finder.shtml

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This link doesn't work anymore. –  Brandon Moore Mar 28 '13 at 22:29

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