I want to recover my Office 2007 Update Key BEFORE I reformat my drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • My system is becomming increasingly unstable, and the "Windows Update" database is corrupt so I can't install any updates, or un-install any microsoft programs.


    I want to reformat my drive and install CLEAN.


    HOWEVER, In looking for all my Orriginal disks, I am missing the COVER for my Office 2007 Update with it's code.


    It is installed, validated and running, so I know I can recover it from the system, I just need to know how before I need it.


    I found my Office XP standrard Disk AND KEY, so I have my "update from" disk, and I have my original XP Pro disk and Key...


    So, how do I recover the Key for the update before I need it ?

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007 5:58 PM


  • Good Morning Bob,


    Thank you for your post. There is nothing you can see directly to get your product key from the machine. There are however, 3rd party applications available that would be able to do this. We are unable to recommend any of them since it would be against our policy. A well phrased search in your favorite search engine should provide you the applet you are looking for.



    Have a great weekend :-)!!!


    Stephen Holm, MS

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007 6:40 PM