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March 13, 2003 4:59:29 PM

i am looking for a way to somehow extract the cd-key from an installed application such as office 2000. We have managed to lose the cd key.

i can't use any cracks or what have you because this is a small business.

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March 13, 2003 5:44:20 PM

If it is installed, then try going to the HELP menu (such as in word or something) and click in the ABOUT selection. In word 97, it shows it there.

It also may be in the registry somewhere, because I know a few games that are like that.

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March 13, 2003 6:47:00 PM

i did that, in office 2000 it gives me the product ID number and i need the cd-key.

i also tried the reg search but nothing. i'll check other programs in office 2000 and see.

thanks!

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March 13, 2003 11:18:11 PM

U know when the program opens theres a splash screen ? i cant remember exactly but i think Office 2000 displays the serial # there in the splash screen...so next time u open it...hit PRINT SCREEN right away when the splash screen comes up and hit paste into PAINT....see if it says it....

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March 14, 2003 2:11:47 AM

Your right, the CD key is an alphanumerically coded version of the number you see. I know where to find the encoded CD-key for windows, but not for office.

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