Question: I have Microsoft Office on my computer. However, I must reformat my hardrive. I lost the cover for my disk that contained the key code.
I would appreciate if you could help me locate the key code that I have to type in for the computer to accept the disk.
Answer: The easiest way to find this is to open any program in the Office Suite and then select About from the Help menu. This will display details about your installation including the product code.
Another way to obtain the code is to select Run from the Start menu and then type regedit and press enter to open the registry editor. You can find the product code for your Microsoft Office in the registry at:
9.0 (for the 2000 version, if your version is different then this number will be too)
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.