How to Change or Reset Product Key of Microsoft Office Suite?

Many times you might want to change the product key of Microsoft Office suite installed in your system. It might be because your product key expired and you got a new one or it might be because you installed Office using pirated key and now you want to change the product key with a genuine one.

To change the product key you'll have to uninstall the Office suite from your system and then reinstall it.

But here is a small and simple tutorial which will help you in changing the product key without uninstalling the Office suite.

This tutorial will work for following Office suites:

Change Office XP Product Key:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Registration

2. Under "Registration" key, you'll see one or more GUID (Globally Unique IDentifiers) containing a combination of alphanumeric characters in following format:

{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

3. Select each key and look at "ProductName" key in right-side pane. One GUID key will contain the version number of Office installed in your system "Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition".

4. Select that GUID key and delete following 2 registry entries from right-side pane:

DigitalProductID
ProductID

5. Close registry editor and run any Office application e.g. word, excel, etc. It should prompt you to enter a new product key.

6. Enter the desired product key and click on OK. That's it.

Change Office 2003 Product Key:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Registration

2. Under "Registration" key, you'll see one or more GUID (Globally Unique IDentifiers) containing a combination of alphanumeric characters in following format:

{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

3. Select each key and look at "ProductName" key in right-side pane. One GUID key will contain the version number of Office installed in your system e.g. "Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003".

4. Select that GUID key and delete following 2 registry entries from right-side pane:

DigitalProductID
ProductID

5. Close registry editor and run any Office application e.g. word, excel, etc. It should prompt you to enter a new product key.

6. Enter the desired product key and click on OK. That's it.

Change Office 2007 Product Key:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Registration

2. Under "Registration" key, you'll see one or more GUID (Globally Unique IDentifiers) containing a combination of alphanumeric characters in following format:

{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

3. Select each key and look at "ProductName" key in right-side pane. One GUID key will contain the version number of Office installed in your system "Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2007".

4. Select that GUID key and delete following 2 registry entries from right-side pane:

DigitalProductID
ProductID

5. Close registry editor and run any Office application e.g. word, excel, etc. It should prompt you to enter a new product key.

6. Enter the desired product key and click on OK. That's it.

Change Office 2010 Product Key:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Registration

2. Under "Registration" key, you'll see one or more GUID (Globally Unique IDentifiers) containing a combination of alphanumeric characters in following format:

{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

3. Select each key and look at "ProductName" key in right-side pane. One GUID key will contain the version number of Office installed in your system "Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2010".

Remove_Office_Product_Key.png

4. Select that GUID key and delete following 2 registry entries from right-side pane:

DigitalProductID
ProductID

5. Close registry editor and run any Office application e.g. word, excel, etc. It should prompt you to enter a new product key.

6. Enter the desired product key and click on OK. That's it.

Change Office 2013 Product Key:

1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. Now go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Registration

2. Under "Registration" key, you'll see one or more GUID (Globally Unique IDentifiers) containing a combination of alphanumeric characters in following format:

{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

3. Select each key and look at "ProductName" key in right-side pane. One GUID key will contain the version number of Office installed in your system "Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2013".

4. Select that GUID key and delete following 2 registry entries from right-side pane:

DigitalProductID
ProductID

5. Close registry editor and run any Office application e.g. word, excel, etc. It should prompt you to enter a new product key.

6. Enter the desired product key and click on OK. That's it.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

A. Take a backup of "Registration" key before deleting the registry entries from right-side pane, so that in case the new product key doesn't work you can restore the previous key without any problem. To take backup right-click on "Registration" key and select "Export".

B. If you are a x64 bit Windows user, then the key location will be different in registry. Please check following paths:

Office XP:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\10.0

Office 2003:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\11.0

Office 2007:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\12.0

Office 2010:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\14.0

Office 2013:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\15.0





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Comments

  • it says that the information not found .. what i'm gonna do .?

  • please help with my microsoft 2010 . It needs a product key and i've already tried the product keys i've seen in the internet but it still doesn't work .. what i'm gonna do ..? please help me . thanks in advance .

  • Thanks bro for help up with this issue, I really appreciate to solve this software problem thank you one more time and God bless you.

  • For Office 2013 on 32-bit Windows:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Registration

    For Office 2013 on 64-bit Windows:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\15.0

  • VG

    ^^ Thanks for the heads up. Topic updated.

  • Hey VG, where is ProductName key in the right side of regedit?
    its not in GUID
    thanks in advance.
    Office: 2013 32 bit

  • We are working on a 64-bit version of Windows and we tried your suggestion in going to the registry and deleting the DigitalProductId and the ProductID from the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Registration, but it didn't work. Any other suggestions?

  • It says information not found whenever I click on one of the options. Help?

  • I am using the Office Key Remover by the way.

  • Hi I am using MS Office 2013 pro plus which came with my Lenovo laptop, I used a product key from google to activate it and Microsoft wanted me to register before 1 month. I tried to activate using telephone again as suggested in google but that product key was already registered. Now I have few more keys to try, but I want to change the product key. I am using Win 8.1 64 bit OS. using the above steps I can go upto this step "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Registration " and find many GUID's but I am unable to locate the "DigitalProductID" and "ProductID" on the right pane under GUID. I can see Product name in right pane but can't see these two ID's. Can someone help me please.

  • Just to add on to above quey My Office 2013 is now expired(Since it crossed one month deadline). Can someone help please.

  • Hi,
    I´m am having exactly the same problem as Divakar, I only find 3 entries: "(Default), ProductName, ProductNameBrand" and some times a fourth "SuitName". None of them is an ID (and neither binary). Could you give us a hand here?
    Thanks a lot!

  • I have Sony laptop windows 8 with 64 bit processor.and I do the same thing but it want admistrater privilage at the time of removing product key what should I do plz tell me

  • Will not accept full license key...office pro 2007

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