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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to Activate Microsoft Office Product Key Card

The following article describes the processes for using your Microsoft Office Product Key Card. The first part covers the process if Microsoft Office 2010 is preloaded on your computer. The second part covers the process if Microsoft Office 2010 is not preloaded on your computer. Check to see if your PC is preloaded with Office 2010. To do so, click the Windows Start menu, and then click All Programs. If you see Office 2010, Office is preloaded.

If the computer came with a starter or trial version of Office 2010, and it is to be upgraded to the full version, follow the following steps:

  1. Locate the 25-character product key on the card.
  2. In the Start menu, find Microsoft Office and click on the title.
  3. On the Office 2010 startup screen, find the orange checkmark icon  
    Checkmark icon  , then click Activate.
  4. When prompted, enter the 25 character key from the Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Card.
Follow the following steps if no installation of Office 2010 exists on your computer:
  1. Go to this website - https://www2.downloadoffice2010.microsoft.com/usa/registerkey.aspx?ref=pkc&culture=en-US - and enter your 25-character product key from your Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Card.

    Enter the product key

  2. Select your language.

    Select a language

  3. Type the 6 characters in the box at the right and download your copy of Office 2010.

    Verify key code

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