Changing and managing your Office 2010 product keys

So you got excited and installed Office Professional Plus 2010 or Visio 2010 using your Technet or MSDN subscription and product key? What if you want to change it later?

If you got your keys before 1st May they might not allow you to use all the features of the product as it seems there was some mix up with product keys for Terminal Services rather than full product ones. There’s more info about what you might be missing in Office or Visio in this Microsoft support article and longwinded instructions about how to fix the issue and use a different product key.

Quick version of how to change your Office 2010 key

Via control panel, go to install / remove a program (this called different things in different versions of Windows, but if you have a Technet or MSDN subscription I would pretty much hope you know where this is).

Find the entry for Office 2010 and choose to change the installation (not remove). The very first screen of the install wizard gives you a bunch of options, simply choose the one to enter a product key as shown below:

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