Lost Product Key


  • I purchased an academic copy of Expression Web 3 in March of 2010.  I registered the copy.  I also took advantage of a free upgrade to Web 4.  I have the original box, dics and case, but have lost the product key to activate the program.  Is there any way I can get a copy of the product key for my disc? I tried with my e-mail kicking the address back as undeliverable.   Thank you for your help.

    Monday, October 18, 2010 5:27 PM

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  • The DVD licence key is on a sticker on the inside of the case (or it should be.....).  Did you remove the sticker?

    I assume the packaging is this style:   When you open the case, the code is on the yellow/orange sticker.

    Andrew M

    "Nothing spoils numbers faster than arithmetic!"
    -- Peppermint Patty (Peanuts, Charles M. Schulz)
    Monday, October 18, 2010 11:09 PM
  • My box did not have a sticker, but a paper insert inside the case with the Quick Start Guide.  With 25 characters for the code, I must have removed it from the box to be able to read it all while installing it on two other computers, one of which I have now replaced.  Does anyone know how to contact Microsoft withour having to pay $99 to get help.  The e-mail address in previous discussions does not help and I can find no one to call.

    Friday, October 22, 2010 8:12 PM
  • I know this doesn't help much at this point, but we get this kind of issue about once or twice a month here. Call me a belt-and-suspenders type, but when reg. numbers come on an insert, or stuck to a manual, or a disk case, etc., I enter them in Palm Desktop where they are replicated to all devices I sync with, in EverNote, which syncs likewise, then email them to my three primary accounts (where I have folders created specifically for storing registrations), and write them on the disk itself with a Sharpie®. If I manage to lose them despite all that, I've got bigger problems than installing EW at that point! ;-)

    Barn door closing with the horses gone, I know, but I hope this encourages you to take better care with your registration numbers in the future. Good luck tracking down the registration info you need!


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    Friday, October 22, 2010 8:59 PM
  • I've got a Word file that serves a similar function and my husband uses Excel for keeping track of product keys.
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    Friday, October 22, 2010 10:01 PM