1. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    I was wondering if Microsoft still puts the product key for things like office on one of the various stickers on my laptop. I didn't see any twenty-five digit codes and I've already tried my Windows 10 Home key, but it didn't work. Do they want us to buy these products seperately now?
    04-18-2017 11:31 AM
  2. mtf1380's Avatar
    @Mr Mendelli, the OS has a Product Key (1 unique key for each device), and a separate Product Key for Office, or Office 365 Subscription (up to 5 devices, depending on the subscription plan)
    04-18-2017 11:56 AM
  3. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    I used a product key locator, and the other key was, oddly enough, for Internet Explorer. That key also didn't work. Those were the only two Microsoft keyes on my system. Where can I find the key you are referencing?
    04-18-2017 12:07 PM
  4. mtf1380's Avatar
    What Product Key are you looking for...Office?
    04-18-2017 12:29 PM
  5. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    Yes. The key I was talking about used to be on or near the barcode attached to the machine, and it could be used to activate most of the pre-installed Microsoft products on a new machine.
    04-18-2017 01:05 PM
  6. mtf1380's Avatar
    Do a search for a 'KEY FINDER' Software and select a program that best fits your needs. here is one list of possibilities: 10 best free product key finders | TechRadar
    04-18-2017 01:15 PM
  7. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    Do a search for a 'KEY FINDER' Software and select a program that best fits your needs. here is one list of possibilities: 10 best free product key finders | TechRadar
    I have used two of these programs with no luck, maybe my PC doesn't have one. Oh well, thanks for your input!
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    04-18-2017 01:47 PM
  8. davidhk129's Avatar
    I was wondering if Microsoft still puts the product key for things like office on one of the various stickers on my laptop. Do they want us to buy these products seperately now?
    Microsoft Office suites have never been part of any Windows operating systems.

    One has to purchase them separately.

    There were times computer manufacturer included a Trial version of MS Office. good for 90 days ( or something like that.)
    There were also times computer manufacturers included a most "basic" version of MS Office .Any one using that will quickly realize its extremely limited functionality.
    Those were computer manufacturers marketing ploys, to induce buyers.
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    04-18-2017 04:05 PM
  9. Mr Mendelli's Avatar
    That makes sense. I just remembered it being a feature from a long time ago, without realizing the truth.
    04-18-2017 04:51 PM

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