How To Find Office 2013 Product Key [Complete Guide]
No matter whether you are owning a laptop or desktop, one of the most important applications that most of the users install is Microsoft Office. Every Microsoft product has its own product key. Without the product key, you cannot install and activate the product.
However, it is quite common that you might lose the product key or may forget the product key. The main problem with the product is that you are unable to re-install or license the application.
There may be instances when you want to install the Microsoft Office on another system, but if you lose the product key, then how can you install it. In such situations, you need to buy a new one or find out the product key.
If you do not know how to find the Office 2013 product key, then go through the steps mentioned below.
The Difference in the Product Key of Microsoft Office 2013 and its Earlier Version:
It is bad news that Microsoft changed the way they save product keys in Office 2013 in comparison to the earlier version. Office 2007 and 2013 stored the full product key on your device. You can easily get this when you are searching for it.
But in the newest version of Office 2013, it stores only the last 5 digits of the product key on the system. To identify the product key, the 5 digits are sufficient. But you need all digits in order to install or activate Microsoft Office 2013.
Thus, you need to find out the other digits as well. There are various ways to search for the product key. To find out the whole product key, follow the methods mentioned in the section below.
Effective Ways to Find Office 2013 Product Key:
Below we have listed some of the basic methods to find the Office 2013 product key. Hence, apply them and reactivate Microsoft Office 2013.
Fix 1: Registry Method
You can get the product key after applying the registry method. Here are the steps to extract the product key.
First of all, press the Windows key and R key at the same time to open the Run dialog box. After that, type ‘regedit’ in the Run window and hit the Enter key.
Now, move on to the Registry Editor by applying the steps mentioned in the section below.
- At first, open the My Computer section and then move to the C drive. Locate the Microsoft folder and then locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and double-click on it which is available in the left panel.
- Thereafter, find out the Software option and double-click on it. After that, locate the Microsoft option and then double-click on the option.
- Then, select the Office section and double-click on it. Next, click on the 0 and then select the Click To Run option. In the next tab, you will find the Property Bag option and double-click on the option.
- Now, select the ‘homebusinessretail’ option and right-click on it. A drop-down menu will appear on the system screen. Select the Modify option from the list.
- A window will appear, here you will find the product key.
Here you will find only the last 5 digits of the product key. Note down the 5 digits and keep it in a safe place.
Fix 2: Script for Getting Last 5 Digits
If you are not comfortable with method 1, then try this method in order to get the last 5 digits of the product key. You can also get it from the Command Prompt window.
First of all, press the Windows Start button and type ‘cmd’ in the search box. Now, right-click on the ‘cmd’ and select the Run as Administrator option to launch the Command Prompt as an admin.
If you are using 32-bit Office, then type ‘cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus’ and hit the Enter button to execute the command.
In case, if you are a 32-bit office user and 64-bit device user, then type ‘cscript “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus’ and press the Enter key.
If you have installed the 64-bit Microsoft Office on your 64-bit device, then type ‘cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\OSPP.VBS” /dstatus.’ Moreover, to execute the program hit the Enter button.
When the command that you have entered execute properly, then you have successfully located the last 5 digits of the product key.
By any chance, if you lost the product key of Microsoft Office 2013 and do not know how to find Office 2013 product key, then follow the steps mentioned in the earlier section and apply them accordingly.
We hope, you can surely get the product key after applying the steps that we have mentioned here.