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  • I had to uninstall my software when I went to college because the school had one we were required to use. Now I am trying to reinstall it and I lost my product key. Are there any options?

     

    Thursday, May 15, 2008 2:37 PM

Answers

  • If you have an active subscription, which is what was created when you activated on the first computer, you need to use the same LiveID on the subsequent activations. You can't use the same key twice, so you don't need to look for it. If, during activation, you are arriving at a screen to purchase or provide a token, you are likely not using the same LiveID as the subscription ID.

     

    If you don't recall the LiveID you used for your subscription, you will need to contact support who can provide that information to you using your contact information.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2

    Alternatively, sign in at http://billing.microsoft.com with email addresses that you have set up as LiveIDs and one will show your subscription listed - that would the LiveID to use to activate with.

     

    If the activation dialog already contains a LiveID from a prior attempt or one used in trial mode, but this is not the one you need to activate with to associate it with your subscription, see this post for how to reset this - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2776450&SiteID=2

     

    -steve

    Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:55 PM
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