Have you ever entered a pirated product key into your Microsoft Office? It disables you from receiving critical updates, and support from Microsoft. A product key is a specific software-based key for a certain program. It is used to identify that the copy of the program is original. Product keys consist of a series of numbers or letters. This sequence is typically entered by the user during the installation of computer software, and is then passed to a verification function in the program. If you wish to acquire a licensed copy of Microsoft Office, you must change its product key to a genuine one.
Sometimes, to resolve activation issues or unlock new features, it is required to change or re-enter Office product key. We already blogged, “How to change product key in Windows 7 and Windows Vista?” Today we are covering how we can change product key for Office 2010 and Visio 2010 that already installed in your system.
To do so, just follow these simple steps:
1. Go to Start >> Control Panel >> Programs (Uninstall a program) >> Program and Features.
Note: For Windows XP, follow Start >> Control Panel >> Add or Remove Programs.
4. Now type the new product key, and check the Attempt to automatically activate my product online, if your computer is connected to internet & want to activate the Office 2010 Suite and finally click Continue then Install Now to reconfigure Office Installation.