25 character Cd key number


25 character Cd key number

Postby TWFnaWMzMjk3MQ » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 09:57:01 GMT

I have purchased a new computer and have reinstalled my Microsoft Works 
program. I don't have my 25-character number. I have my certificate of 
authenticity with the product Id number, but this will not allow me to access 
Microsoft Word program. Is there anyway that I can get these characters?

Re: 25 character Cd key number

Postby Chuck Davis » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 10:26:34 GMT

Find the number. Or buy a new copy. Or if your old computer is still 
available with an internet connection, download, install and run Belarc 
Advisor. It will prepare a report with the key for the newer programs. If 
your copy of Microsoft Works was installed on the original computer by the 
manufacturer, forget it. The product is forever tied to the original 

Re: 25 character Cd key number

Postby Doug Robbins » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 11:22:35 GMT

If you are sure that you are legally permitted to transfer the software from 
one machine to another - you aren't if the software came pre-installed on 
the original machine, see the KnowledgeBase article "How to Obtain a New 
Product Key for Office 2000 Program Setup" at:

Please respond to the Newsgroup for the benefit of others who may be 
interested.   Questions sent directly to me will only be answered on a paid 
consulting basis.

Hope this helps,
Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Re: 25 character Cd key number

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Sun, 06 Feb 2005 15:12:18 GMT

The number on the Certificate of Authenticity is the number you need. But,
as others have said, if this is an OEM version of Works Suite, you can't
legally use it on a new machine.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site:  http://www.**--****.com/ 
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all may benefit.


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