Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Validating and Activating Your Copy of Office
You can’t find your product key
Can’t find your product key? Microsoft Knowledge Base article 823570 ) helps you to find it or, if necessary, obtain a new one. (
You can check your activation status at any time by clicking the File tab in any Office
program and then clicking Help. Figure 2-6 shows a system that has been activated; on a
system that has not yet been activated, “Product Activation Required” appears prominently on
a colored background near the top of the window.
Activation status
Figure 2-6 Click Help in Backstage view to see which edition of Office is installed, which
programs it includes, its version number, and the activation status.
The activation process for volume-licensed copies of Office is not the same as the
process described in this topic for retail copies. Volume activation can be done using either
of two methods: Multiple Activation Key (MAK) or Key Management Service (KMS).
For details about these methods, see “Volume Activation for Microsoft Office 2010” on
TechNet ( ).
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