Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me
looking for freeware

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Help! I’ve Lost My Office Product Key

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, Quick Tips, Security Help

A reader has an office problem: “I purchased 2007 Student version of Windows Office Suite.  It was available for 3 computers.  I lost my product key.  Where can I find it on my HP desktop?  I purchased HP Envy a year ago, and my subscription to Windows Office has expired.  Now they want me to purchase this software for $150 for one year.  Can you help me?”

I’m afraid I don’t have a lot of good news here. There are programs to help you find lost keys. Click here to learn more. But, security and bug support for Office 2007 ends this fall. It won’t be safe to use after that, so it’s probably not worth reinstalling.

magical jellybean

You do bring up a very important point. It’s imperative that you do not lose or misplace product keys for things like Microsoft Office.  If you still have the discs for Office 2007, the product key is likely in there with the discs. So take a second look and keep an eye out for stickers on envelopes.

You need to think about replacing Office on that HP desktop as well. You can get a Home subscription for Office 365 for $99 per year and that will cover 5 devices. You could also think about switching to a free office suite like LibreOffice or Open Office.

~ Cynthia


Tags: , , , , ,

One Response to “Help! I’ve Lost My Office Product Key”

  1. Karen says:

    I always write my product key on the installation disk upon receipt. And that $99 a year to use that 365 is too expensive, besides not being a very friendly choice, and the free one is a joke, if you want to work on your computer and not online, and again not very friendly. I will stick with 2010 until it no longer works at all. Microsoft and its’ so called better products are failing.

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

looking for freeware
WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive