When I had my old hard drive, a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 was installed on it , I changed my hard drive but I still have the old one - now I want to located the serial number (activation key) which was used to activate Office 2010
When the software is installed , I usually use programs like Magic jelly key finder , but the problem is that Office 2010 is installed in my Old HDD
is it possible to find they key in the folders and files ?

  • "the problem is that Office 2010 is installed on my old HDD" ... How do you plan to read the files and data on this drive? – iglvzx May 9 '12 at 3:43
  • I installed it as a second HDD ( drive E) in my computer, I can view all files – Dave May 9 '12 at 3:55
  • if you had purchased the office, you should have the key on box or inside the box. pardon the "if"; not all people use licenced copies.. – tumchaaditya May 9 '12 at 5:16
  • It was already installed on the computer when I bought it , I dont have the disk , I want to know which version was installed and what key was used so I can download it from microsoft site and re-install it – Dave May 9 '12 at 6:14
  • So your copy of Office was provided by the OEM then? If you have all of your documentation from the manufacturer, the key should be somewhere in it – Earlz Jun 19 '12 at 18:11

Produkey has a function to load a registry hive from another OS that is offline, it may do what you need.

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  • I've used this before with much success. – Earlz Jun 19 '12 at 18:10
  • @Moab When I load the hive I get Error 1314 Required Privilege Not Held – Steven Penny Nov 27 '12 at 4:29

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