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I lost my ms office home student cd, what can I do?

by leganx / August 17, 2009 9:28 AM PDT

I want to do a clean install when I get my windows 7 upgrade.
I have been looking for my msoffice cd but it seems it got lost when I moved ( I am sure it is in some dark corner of a box I missed)

Is there some way I can get to download it from MS and re-enter the key? and how do I find that key?

Thanks for your help

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Microsoft has a system to replace lost media. Link about...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 17, 2009 10:24 AM PDT
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Microsoft allows you to download trial versions.
by orlbuckeye / August 17, 2009 9:39 PM PDT

So just download that and activate it with your key.

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(NT) Not sure that would work.
by Kees Bakker / August 17, 2009 9:41 PM PDT
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About finding the Key.
by orlbuckeye / August 17, 2009 9:41 PM PDT

Dpwnload a program called Belarc Advisor. This program will give you your hardware stats and software stats of your PC including keys to the software.

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found it!
by leganx / August 18, 2009 1:06 AM PDT

Thanks for the answers.

But luckily, and emptied the boxes last night and found the disk.

I kept looking for a yellow CD/DVD case , but is it turned out, the disk was mailed by MS in a cardboard envelope. That is why it was so hard to find.

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What you can do NOW.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2009 4:40 AM PDT
In reply to: found it!

That CD can be duplicated with ease. Now find a case, label it and put it in the other place you store such things.

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good idea
by leganx / August 18, 2009 8:18 AM PDT
In reply to: What you can do NOW.

I usually have all my back up software in a box, but somehow this one slipped out.

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Keep a record of the key in a doc
by orlbuckeye / August 25, 2009 11:48 PM PDT
In reply to: good idea

and store it on a flash drive. The key itself is more valuable then the disk since you can download the trail and enter the code.

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