Most commercial software is protected to prevent any installations or unauthorized copies. He is then asked users to enter a product key or a serial number to activate their product, which is the case for Microsoft Windows and Office.
This product key , or serial number is in the form of a series of letters and/or numbers.
This is a unique identifier that the software decodes to verify that your copy is legal, and what it means is that you are eligible for Microsoft support. Therefore, it is important to know where to find this number.
In this tutorial, we will explain how to find your Windows product key and Office.
Find your product key Windows.
First of all, try to remember how you obtained the Microsoft software. This will allow you to determine where you should search for the product key.
If you have purchased the box of Microsoft Windows or Office license (Retail) then look at the interior or at the rear thereof. The key products are usually listed on a label adhered to the reverse side or on a card placed inside the box.
The key consists of 25 alphanumeric characters, usually split into groups of five.
PRODUCT KEY (Product Key) : XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
If Windows came preinstalled on your computer, then the product key software is located on a sticker multicolored Microsoft affixed to your PC.
In regards to Microsoft Office, you can find this label on the installation disc that accompanied the computer.
If you cannot find this key anywhere then you will need to contact Microsoft, who will give you a replacement key.
Product key and license digital Windows 10.
With Windows 10, Microsoft has created a new method of authentication of its operating system called right or license digital.
This right, digital will only get if you are migrating from a genuine copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10, if you have purchased an upgrade to Windows 10 or a genuine copy from the Microsoft Store.
This license allows you to activate Windows 10 automatically and free of charge on your PC. If, for example, you are in the case of a migration, then you will not need to enter a product key because it is stored on the servers of Microsoft.
As well, your activation key is not lost.
Be aware that your right digital builds on the configuration of your system.
If you come to change the hardware configuration of your PC or if you reinstall Windows 10, then you may lose this right.
Otherwise to recover this right you can call the activation center, Microsoft’s license.
On the other hand, if you have had Windows 10 via the purchase of a new PC or refurbished, an installation DVD or a digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized dealer, then you are in possession of a key product of the traditional.
Find your product key Office Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder.
If the Office software is installed on your computer, but you cannot find its product key so, we recommend you the program Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder.
The free version of this software is enough to retrieve your Windows key (along with keys of other programs installed).
1 – Download Magical Jelly Bean and follow the different steps of the installation process.
2 – Run the program.
If you want to open it later, you can find it by doing a search from the Start menu (typing keyfinder , and pressing Enter).
3 – The program scans your systems and finds the product keys of Windows and Microsoft Office.
4 – When the scan is complete, the tool automatically opens a window where, in the left pane, will be displayed the versions of Windows and Office installed on your PC.
5 – Click the version of Microsoft Windows/Office you want to display the product key.
It will be given under the CD Key. Be sure to save it in case you need it.