We need product key to run the window and Microsoft office smoothly. With this tutorial, Learn how to find the product key of Windows 10 and Office.
Most commercial software is protected to prevent unauthorized installations or copies. Users are then asked to enter a product key or 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 thanks to it you are eligible for Microsoft support. It is therefore important to know where this number is.
In this tutorial, we explain how to find your Windows and Office product key.
Find your Windows product key
First, try to remember how you got the Microsoft software. This will help you determine where to look for the product key.
If you bought the box from Microsoft Windows or Office (Retail License) then look inside or behind it. The keys of the products are usually written on a label affixed on the back or on a card placed inside the box.
The key consists of 25 alphanumeric characters, usually divided into groups of five.
PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
If Windows is preinstalled on your computer, then the software product key is on a multi-colored Microsoft sticker affixed to your PC.
For Microsoft Office, you can find this label on the installation disc that comes with your computer.
If you do not find this key anywhere then you will need to contact Microsoft , who will give you a replacement key.
Product key and digital license Windows 10
With Windows 10, Microsoft has created a new authentication method for its operating system called digital right or license .
This digital right is only available if you are migrating from a genuine copy of Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10, if you have purchased a Windows 10 upgrade or an authentic copy from the Microsoft Store.
This license allows you to activate Windows 10 automatically and for free 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 kept on Microsoft servers.
Thus, your activation key is not lost.
Know that your digital right is based 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 Microsoft License Activation Center.
On the other hand, if you had Windows 10 via the purchase of a new or refurbished PC, an installation DVD or a digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized reseller, then you are in possession of a traditional product key.
Find your Office Product Key with Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder
If the Office software is installed on your computer but you can not find its product key then, we recommend the Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder program .
The free version of this software is enough to recover your Windows key (as well as the keys of other installed programs).
1- Download Magical Jelly Bean and follow the different steps of the installation process.
2- Start the program. If you want to open it later, you can find it by searching from the Start menu (type keyfinder and press Enter ).
3- The program analyzes your installations and locates the product keys of the Windows and Microsoft Office programs.
4- When the analysis is complete, the tool automatically opens a window where, in the left pane, will be displayed the Windows and Office versions installed on your PC.
5- Click the desired Microsoft Windows / Office version to display the product key.
It will be given under CD Key . Be sure to save it in case you need it.
Thus you can get product keys to activate window and office.