Question Activation of MS Office in Laptop

mmp09

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When I buy a laptop with preloaded Windows 10, I know the key is embedded in BIOS and all I need to do is connect to Internet to activate. Windows now has a digital license so I am free to wipe the disk and do a fresh install of same edition of Win10 without worrying about activation

However when there’s preinstalled MSOffice home & student also included with laptop how does activation happen?
Is there any key somewhere? And what about clean install after reformat?
 

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When I buy a laptop with preloaded Windows 10, I know the key is embedded in BIOS and all I need to do is connect to Internet to activate. Windows now has a digital license so I am free to wipe the disk and do a fresh install of same edition of Win10 without worrying about activation

However when there’s preinstalled MSOffice home & student also included with laptop how does activation happen?
Is there any key somewhere? And what about clean install after reformat?
Is it a 30 day trial of Office?

If not, and it is already fully licensed, the license key should be included in the documentation you get with it.

But also, Belarc Advisor should be able to retrieve the valid license key for it.
https://www.belarc.com/products/belarc-advisor
 
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