MS Product Registration tells me my key has invalid characters.
I just bought MS Office Home and Studen 2007 from Newegg. Began entering the product key and it tells me that "0" is not valid, neither is "1" or "5". - help! My key has more than a few of these numbers.
Re: MS Product Registration tells me my key has invalid...
Start be verifying that you are entering the correct Product Key. It should be 25 characters in length, XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. It usually has a lot of letters, with only a few numbers in it. The Key is on a sticker that is on the inside of the package.
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When the trial is over it will ask you to purchase the regualr version. When you say okay, paid your money then microsoft will unlock the trial version into a full version and send you the full key. Far as I know there is no legal way to get around that.
I had the same problem, but I was using the strip with bar codes and serial number, look for the yellow/orange strip on the back of the slideout where the disc is stored. There is plainly says Product key. Hope that helps and you can find it
The following steps involve modification of registry key values, which may
corrupt your Windows if done incorrectly. Backup registry first before
performing the workaround.
Close all Microsoft Office programs.
Click on Start button, then click on Run.
Type “regedit” (without quotes) in the
Run text box, and click OK or press Enter.
Locate and then click the following subkey:
Inside, you will find another subkey that resembles the following subkey:
Optional: Backup this registry branch by exporting the Registration subkey
to a file, just in case the new product key does not work and you have to
restore back the old product key. To export the registry, right click on the
Registration subkey and click on Export, and follow the on-screen prompt to
enter a file name for the registry file and choose a location to store it.
Under the Registration subkey, there may be several Globally Unique
Identifiers (GUID) subkey that contain a combination of alphanumeric characters.
Each GUID is specific to a program that is installed on your computer.
If you find additional subkeys that reference Microsoft 12.0 registration,
then click and open each GUID subkey to view and identify the Office product
version by the ProductName registry entry in the right pane. For example:
ProductName=Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
After you find the GUID subkey that contains your Office product or program
which you want to remove the existing product license key or registration
details, delete the following registry entries by right clicking on the registry
entry in the GUID subkey, click Delete, and then click Yes:
• DigitalProductID • ProductID
Exit Registry Editor.
Run or open an Office application
program, such as Microsoft Word or Excel or Outlook. Office 2007 will prompt you
to enter a new 25-character product key.
Type in the valid and genuine product key, and then click OK.
Then when prompted to choose your preferred type of Microsoft Office 2007
installation, press on “Install Now”.
Microsoft Office 2007 will be updated with new product CD key or volume
license key, and ready for activation (if it’s a non-VLK serial) or
Glad to hear you like FixYa. The request you are asking is illegal and FixYa is not able to give you such information. If you have purchased MS Office the key should have been provided to you. Most new computers come with the evaluation version of MS Office and once the trial is over it will ask for a key. You are suppose to order this key from Microsoft. Requesting this key without purchasing it is illegal.
Unfortunately, these are trial versions that come pre-installed with Windows. You do not have the software because the full version was not included in your purchase. Good news, though. The 2007 Student & Teacher (academic) version, which includes Excel, Powerpoint, and Word, is only $79 at newegg.com and it has free shipping. Here is a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116135