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    Please Help! Change Office XP Product Key??

    Does anyone know of a way to change the product key entered during setup on Office XP Professional? I entered the wrong Product Key on a W2k Prof workstation(this prod. key is already installed on another PC) and need to re-enter the correct, unused product key.

    Is there a way to do so without uninstalling and reinstalling Office?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Please Help! Change Office XP Product Key??

    You can do it editing the Registry. Apply this procedure:

    1. Locate your valid product CD Key, which is located on the back of the original CD case.

    2. On the Start menu, click Run.

    3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

    4. In Registry Editor, find the following subkey (folder):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftOffice10.0Regis tration
    Click the plus sign (+) next to this folder. If you see only one subkey in this folder that has a 32-character {GUID} (globally unique identifier), select that subkey and go to step 5.
    If you see more than one subkey that has a 32-character {GUID}, select each one until you find the one whose DisplayName value (in the right pane) matches your version of Office.

    5. For the selected {GUID} subkey, select the ProductID string value in the right pane.

    6. On the Edit menu, click Rename.

    7. Type OldProductID and then press ENTER.

    8. On the Registry menu, click Exit.

    9. Start any Office program.

    10. When the Microsoft Office XP User Information dialog box appears, type your valid product CD Key (located on the back of the CD case). Follow the instructions on your screen.

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    Re: Please Help! Change Office XP Product Key??

    Thank you for the help! this worked great!!

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    Re: Please Help! Change Office XP Product Key??

    I would also suggest registering this change with MSFT, lest yu have problems getting support/updates in the future.

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