The office xp product key should be on the back of your office xp CD case. If office xp is currently installed on your old computer, then the product key used to install the software is stored in the Windows registry in that computer, and you should be able to retrieve the product key using one of these utilities:
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The product key for Microsoft Office Standard 2007 is a 25-character code comprised of letters and numbers. The product key is unique for each copy.
If you purchased the CD/DVD version of Microsoft Office 2007, the product key will be located on the product case or other packaging, or in the documentation within the case.
If you purchased a computer that came pre-installed with Microsoft Office 2007, the product key will either be in the computer's documentation, or on the case of the computer itself.
If you purchased an online downloadable version of Microsoft Office 2007, the product key will be in the confirmation e-mail you received after making the purchase.
Insert your Microsoft Office CD
into the CD/DVD-ROM drive and wait for the setup to launch
automatically. If it does not launch, click "My Computer" (Windows XP)
or "Computer" (Windows Vista or 7), right-click the CD/DVD-RM drive
containing the Microsoft Office disc and click "Autoplay." If you
purchased an installation file from Microsoft, download the installation
file and run the setup.exe file.
Type your 25-character
Microsoft Office product key in the product key box and click
"Continue." The product key is located on the CD jacket located in the
back of the Microsoft Office CD 2007 case. If you purchased a Microsoft
Office 2007 download from the Microsoft website, retrieve the product
key from the confirmation email that Microsoft sent you when you
purchased the download. Click "I accept" after reading the Microsoft
Software License Terms and click "Continue."
Click the "Customize" button and click "Installation options." Select "Microsoft Word 2007" and click "Install Now."
When the installation process completes, click "Close." Follow the guided prompts to activate your product.
You install or reinstall a
Microsoft Office suite. In this situation, you are prompted to type a
25-character product key for Microsoft Office Suite. If you do not enter
the product key when you are prompted, Microsoft Office suite may be
Note If you were able to use the Microsoft Office
suite when you purchased your computer, but are now prompted to type the
product key. That is because the version is a trial version of
Microsoft Office suite preinstalled your computer manufacturer. In this
case, you have to purchase a product key for the full version of
Microsoft Office suite.
This article describes:
How to find the product key if you cannot locate it
your 2007 Office suite requests a product key, the installation will
continue even if you do not type the key. If the suite is installed in
this scenario, a prompt asks you to provide the product key every time
that you open a 2007 Office application.
After an Office
application is started more than twenty-five times, you can no longer
change or create new documents. However, existing documents can be
opened but cannot be modified.
When you buy a new computer, quite frequently it will come with a trial version of MS Office installed. To get the 25-digit product key, you would need to buy the full version from microsoft.com or in any software store.
As a free alternative: OpenOffice is a free application which is 100% compatible with all MS Office applications. You can download this for free from www.openoffice.org.
If I understand your problem... You do not have the product key? Or, are you having problems installing the product key?
If you have a bootleg copy of the software, there is nothing that can be done for you.
You must not have the program installed on other computers. You must purchase an original Microsoft CD. No product key is required for the trial period, unless that has changed in Office 2007. Did you purchase a new computer with office 2007 installed already? ..............
-- If you do have a legal version... First check and see if your "Caps Lock" is on? Be absolutely sure that you are entering the registration code EXACTLY as printed, Use CAPITAL LETTERS as printed, and lower case letters as required. If it still won't work.... Call Microsoft and explain the situation, have a magnifying glass handy to read the tiny engraved lettering in the center of the CD disk. If you have some kind of sales receipt, or other "Proof of Purchase" have it handy too. They can create a new product key for you. This method will only work if you have a legal copy of the program.