I just removed my CD Optical drive from my Macbook Pro 2009 and replaced it with an SSD. I cloned my original drive using disk utility and now boot to the SSD. Everything transfered well except for Office. It now asks me to input my key again. Unfortunately I do not have the original key as I purchased the MBP from someone else. Is there a way to find the key within Office on the old hard drive?

  • The bad news, MS does not allow that. The Good news, MS is very helpful if you call them and ask for new activation key.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 17 '15 at 15:53
  • @Buscar웃SD but would the solution proposed in the previous comment from grgarside work?
    – Paul Witry
    Jun 17 '15 at 16:06
  • You can try to copy the said plist from the old drive to the new one no harm in that. AFIK - MS has made that the drive dependent so it might not work.
    – Ruskes
    Jun 17 '15 at 16:17
  • Alright then I'll give that a shot later and update whether or not it works. Thanks! @Buscar웃SD
    – Paul Witry
    Jun 17 '15 at 16:20
  • read this for more help officeformachelp.com/2014/01/microsoft-office-activation-faqs
    – Ruskes
    Jun 17 '15 at 16:33

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