How To Extract Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key?

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Microsoft has already created a lot of hype over its latest version of Office Suite. Recently a beta version of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus was released and we have posted a download link for the same. After few days, a Starter Edition of Microsoft Office 2010 was also leaked. What’s more? We have even posted all the tips and tricks of Microsoft Office 2010.

If you are one of those people who have already downloaded and installed Microsoft Office 2010 but lost the product key due to some reason, then here is something for you to rejoice.

ProduKey is an easy to use utility that can extract your Microsoft Office 2010 product keys within few seconds. ProduKey is a very tiny program that can extract all of your product keys as soon as you open the program. There is no need to install this program and it is completely portable. You can carry it anywhere on your USB drive.

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ProduKey can easily extract the product keys of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010 as well as product keys of Windows 7, Vista, and XP with a single click. It works smoothly on Windows 7, Vista, XP, Exchange Server and SQL Server.

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How to Avoid the XP Product Activation After a Reinstall

xplogo Have you ever had to reinstall Windows XP? If so, have you ever had to reactivate it? I recall hearing one of the guys at work talking about the problems he’d had during a reinstall. He had to jump through hoops in order to convince Microsoft to allow him to reactivate.

If you plan to reinstall WinXP on a machine that already has XP on it, you can back up the current activation keys and restore them after you reinstall. You won’t have to contact Microsoft for a reactivation.

Before you Reinstall:

1. Make sure that you back up all of your personal files, data, programs, license keys and product keys.

2. Gather copies of the service packs and security software that you’ll need.

3. Go to the following folder: C:\Windows\System32

4. Find the files named wpa.dbl and wpa.bak, and copy them to a floppy disk or CD.

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During and After You Reinstall:

I’ll recommend that you take your PC offline (no internet connection) during installation. This allows you to install the service packs and security software before you reconnect to the internet. An unprotected PC can get infected in less than a minute online.

At the end of the installation, if you get a prompt to activate Windows, follow the steps below:

1. Just say no. Microsoft will allow you a grace period to activate.
2. Reboot the PC.
3. Hit the F8 key during boot to get the advanced boot screen.
3. Choose “Safe Mode”.
4. Once in Safe Mode, open up that same folder at C:\Windows\System32.
5. Locate the two wpa files wpa.dbl and wpa.bak. If you don’t find the bak file, don’t worry.
6. Rename the files to something else, like maybe wpadbl.xxx and wpa.xxx.
7. Now copy the two files, Wpa.dbl and Wpa.bak, from the floppy or CD, into the system32 folder.
8. Reboot as you would normally.

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Now you don’t have to contact Microsoft and you haven’t broken any rules, as far as I know. You’re good to go.

Do You Have XP Activation Problems?

If you have problems with your activation, I found this forum thread that may help.

You can also find out more about XP activation at this Microsoft page.

Here’s what MS says about why it needs you to activate.
Product activation makes sure that each Windows XP license is installed in accordance with the EULA and is not installed on more than the number of computers that the license permits. Windows creates a unique installation identification (ID) that is based on information from the product ID and a hardware identifier that are created when you install Windows XP.

This article was inspired by a visit to my friend Gary’s website. His site, InternetFixes, offers thousands of tips, tricks and fixes for all Windows PCs.

Do you have any questions about Windows XP or reinstalling it? Do you have any ideas you’d like to share? Be sure to add a comment below or email me. I’d love to hear from you.

How To Get Genuine Windows 7 Beta Product Keys?

was released last week, and Microsoft had to scale their infrastructure to take care of the unexpected traffic, they also delayed the released of the product keys that could be used to activate and use Windows 7.

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However the keys are not available for download and users need to follow the steps given below to download the beta keys.

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Download Windows 7 Leaked Copy [Torrents]

If you have not been to the PDC where Microsoft gave away free copies of Windows 7 to all the PDC attendees in a 160 GB external hard drive, which included Windows 7 and the PDC videos, you still have chance to get hold on a copy of Windows 7.

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Windows 7 Pre Beta Build 6801 M3 builds are available through torrents right now and you can download the whole installation in ISO format.

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Find Windows XP Product Key From Your Installation CD [How To]

Have you lost your Windows CD Key and are desperately looking for it? No backups, nothing. What do you do now? Well till you have your Original installation you can easily find the Product key without breaking a sweat.

Here are the simple steps you need to perform in order to get your Product Key from the installation CD.

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Tools to Find and Change Your Windows and Microsoft Office Product Keys

There are many a times when you may have misplaced your product keys for Softwares such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Microsoft Office and so on, or may have bought a assembled PC where the vendor may have not given you your product key.

Instead of cursing any one of them you can make use of some real nice tools to find or change your Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Product Keys, these softwares can easily help you find the product keys for any Microsoft softwares you may have installed on your system.

Why Should you need this software?

Well that’s a question many of you may ask but once you have lost a product key, you have effectively lost your license for the software. The software in itself will not be able to show you the product key you have used to register the software, so having a handy utility to retrieve those lost product keys are a must.

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