How to Recover Product Key for Microsoft Office 2010?

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“How do I find my office 2010 product key? I don’t remember where I placed my Office 2010 product key. Can I get a new one or is there a way to recover my key?”

To install Microsoft Office 2010, the Office 2010 product key is necessary. Otherwise, the Office programs will not work or be accessed. It’s a unique number serial to guarantee the program security. But even if you have lost your Microsoft Office 2010 product key, you still have different ways to find it back. This article will introduce 4 ways to recover lost product key for Microsoft Office 2010.

Method 1: Check the Product Box or Email to Find back the Office 2010 Product Key

If you bought the software from a store, it’s highly probable that the product key is on the product cover. Or in other cases, if you purchased a CD/DVD, the key is normally located on the back side of the CD.

Secondly, if you purchased MS Office 2010 online, you may have received a confirmation email with the product key in it. Simply check the email completely to find out the product key.

But if you have lost the product cover and the email has been deleted, you have to resort to other methods.

Method 2: Find MS Office 2010 Product Key in Registry

When you are installing Windows, there will always be a product license key that is entered into the installation wizard. The key is saved in the Windows registry. Follow the steps below to find the MS Office product key back.

Step 1: Press Win + R to enable the Run box.

Step 2: Input Regedit into the text box and press OK. This will open the registry editor window.

open windows registry

Step 3: Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Registration” in the registry, and you will see the serial number for MS Office installation is right under this route.

But in many cases, this method won’t work, for the product keys stored in registry have been encrypted.

Method 3: Recover MS Office 2010 Key Using PassFab Toolkit

PassFab Toolkit is a powerful program to recover/reset almost all kinds of password in your Windows computer, including Windows login password, Office Word/PowerPoint/Access/Outlook password, ZIP/RAR/PDF file password, and software product key, etc. Product Key Recovery in PassFab is a handy product key finder that targets at recovering your product key for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, MS Office 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/XP, Internet Explorer and other products. Follow the steps below to get back your product key.

Step 1: Launch the PassFab Toolkit, choose the Product Key Recovery option, and you will come to the interface as displayed below:

product key recovery

Step 2: Click on “Get Key”, and the program will begin searching for all product keys in your computer. After the searching is done, you may see a list of serial numbers displayed on the interface.You may click on “Generate Text” to save the keys in a Text file.

 product key recovery

Method 4: Contact Microsoft Support

Contacting Microsoft Support is the last thing you can do to help you get back the product key. But to enable the company to send you a new product key, you have to provide all necessary information to prove that you have purchased the product.

Summary

This article introduces four ways to recover your product key for Office 2010. Among them, PassFab is a third-party product key finder program that really worth a try.

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