Windows 8 and Microsoft Office 2010

luckie1710

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I just installed Windows 8 on my laptop and lost Microsoft Office 2010. Does anyone know a way to get it back? I went to reinstall it and it did it. But it said im in the trial version and I have no idea where I put the old activation key from a yr or so ago. And I dont feel like spending another 100 bucks for something that I already bought.
 

blazin

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If you dont have the activation key, you might be SOL.

There's programs that will pull the key off an existing installation, but it sounds like you dont have that option.

Other route would possibly to be get a proof of purchase and contact Microsoft.
 

whiskeyguy

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I just installed Windows 8 on my laptop and lost Microsoft Office 2010. Does anyone know a way to get it back? I went to reinstall it and it did it. But it said im in the trial version and I have no idea where I put the old activation key from a yr or so ago. And I dont feel like spending another 100 bucks for something that I already bought.
I made the same mistake when I reinstalled Windows 7 on my laptop, but found a program that was able to pull the old activation key off my computer somehow. If you formatted your drive before the install, I doubt that will work.

Download this program and see if it works:

http://download.cnet.com/ProduKey/3000-2094_4-10457063.html
 

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The newest version of Office is subscription based....
 

peewee

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The newest version of Office is subscription based....
I don't think you have to get a subscription. The way I understood it is that you can only use your licences one time, so if you get a new computer you need to buy MS Office again. You can also get a 1 year subscription that gives you 4 licences that you can move from computer to computer. But I could be wrong, I am just too lazy to look it up right now.