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#5 Wrong Windows 7 key and Office 2010 key

Sam Gleske

This is a quote from the PortableApps.com Forum Thread:

Quote: portable.me
Efforts in your project are appreciated though in the new version windows 7 pro key still shows "CD Key: BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB" and office 2010 is found but a wrong CD-Key is displayed.
Any further info I can supply to help solving this?

Quote: sag47
For your Windows 7 key problem here is a quote from the F.A.Q. from Keyfinder.
Q: Does keyfinder work with Volume License Keys (VLK) or Multiple Activation
Keys (MAK)?
A: Yes when you run keyfinder it will display the Volume
License Key (VLK) of all versions Windows, except for Vista. Microsoft
changed the way VLKs are handled on the latest operating system.
Windows Vista VLKs have been replaced with Multiple Activation Keys (MAK)
that either activate copies through a local Key Management Server (KMS),
which in turn reports back license usage to Microsoft, or activates directly
in communication with Microsoft.
Currently keyfinder does not report the MAK properly. You might see the
product display the Windows Vista License Key as
I guess this issue applies to Windows 7 as well.
What Edition of Office 2010 do you have? I have Office 2010 through my school but I do not know the original installation key for it so I can't confirm whether or not the key is correct on my end. It is using the contents of registry key:
Can you check the contents of each of the keys which have a value similar to {90140000-0011-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} (or the like). Do you have more than one key which contains the binary entry DigitalProductID?
If you have more than one key structure that contains the binary entry DigitalProductID then can you check the information dialog in MS Word (click File > Help)? Compare it to the entry ProductID. Do the Product IDs match?

Quote: portable.me
I'm using microsoft office professional academic 2010, looking up
doesn't show any duplicates in content - no matchers therefore.
A HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node registry doesn't exist (on this one and a test machine).
On a second computer the windows 7 key shows up correct - I'm still trying to figure out what hinders it on the other machine. It is a MSDNAA key, no VLK or MAK.


  • Sam Gleske

    Sam Gleske - 2011-01-31

    Since you're using a MSDNAA key then it should say:
    Installed from 'Compliance Checked Product' media.

    Does it say that? I got my edition from e-academy.

  • Sam Gleske

    Sam Gleske - 2011-02-18
    • status: open --> open-fixed
  • Sam Gleske

    Sam Gleske - 2011-02-18

    This has been fixed and released in EKeyfinder v0.1 Beta 5

  • Sam Gleske

    Sam Gleske - 2011-02-18
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed