How to validate key for second use without downloading RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just purchased Office Ultimate online.  I hope to download it to my laptop soon, but will hold off on downloading to my desktop, because I expect to buy a new one soon, and so, will save my second installation for that.


    Is there any way to ascertain from my Key whether either of the two uses have already been used?  I purchased the software online with the understanding that it was unused and valid, good to go... 

    In case there are problems with the purchase, I'd like to find out soon, rather than later, that both installations are still good.

    I'd hoped there'd be a location at MS Genuine where I could enter the key itself and ascertain whether it is good, and that neither of its allowable installations have been used.


    Can this be done?


    Friday, June 8, 2007 10:05 PM


  • Thomas,


    If you had Office installed and ran the MGA diagnostics tool then I could grab the results from this forum and use our tools and check. Please do not post your whole key here.  Give me the last 15 alpha numeric characters and I can attempt to provide you with information.  Remember DO NOT post the whole product key. 



    Stephen Holm, MS

    OGA Forum Manager

    Friday, June 8, 2007 11:08 PM