I have a slew of MS office versions and key types that range from 2007, 2010 to 2013. I have a computer that has a failing hard drive and recovery is impossible, but I can see the MS Office key. The problem is, I do not know if it is full retail version or a key card version.
Windows has stipulations (as I have researched) in that key card installations die when the computer dies - non transferable and single computer use. In contrast, the full retail version may be transferable and usable on one PC and one mobile device.
This all being said: How can I tell what the installation version is on this failing computer? One of the retail or one of the Key card types?
All of my searches thus far talk more about the confusion of the new 2013 key card and reuse in the event of computer failure WHILE the computer is under warrantee...but no explanations to see what has already been installed.
I should note that I do not have access to the boxes that Office came in.