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Summary

This article describes how to read the product GUIDs in the Windows registry to determine information about the Microsoft Office 2010 suite, programs, or utilities that you are using. Information about the release type, the release version, and the language of an Office 2010 suite or program is contained in the GUID.

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When you install an Office 2010 suite or one of the stand-alone Office 2010 programs, one or more product codes, or GUIDs, are created in the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Each GUID uses the following format:
{BRMMmmmm-PPPP-LLLL-p000-D000000FF1CE}
The following table describes the characters of the GUID.

If you are running the 32-bit version of Office 2010 on a 64-bit Windows operating system, the GUIDs are located in the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
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CharactersDefinitionHexadecimal values
BRelease version0-9, A-F
RRelease type0-9, A-F
MMMajor version0-9
mmmmMinor version0-9
PPPPProduct ID0-9, A-F
LLLLLanguage identifier0-9, A-F
p0 for x86, 1 for x640-1
000Reserved for future use, currently 00
D1 for debug, 0 for ship0-1
000000FF1CEOffice Family ID0-9
To view the GUIDs for the Office 2010 suites and programs that are installed on the computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    The names of the GUIDs start with a brace ({ ). Therefore, GUIDs are the first items that are listed under Uninstall.
Each GUID data pane contains multiple values. These values include the following values.
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Value nameDescription
DisplayNameThe product name that appears in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box
InstallDateThe date that the product was installed
Product IDThe product ID
InstallSourceThe installation source
RegCompanyThe registered company
RegOwnerThe registered user name

Release version

The release version values specify the level of the release, such as a beta version or a release to manufacturing (RTM) version. For more information about the release version values, see the following table.
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Value nameRelease
0Any release before Beta 1
1Beta 1
2Beta 2
3Release Candidate 0 (RC0)
4Release Candidate 1 (RC1)/OEM Preview release
5-8Reserved values
9RTM. This is the first version that is shipped (the initial release).
AService Pack 1 (SP1). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version
BService Pack 2 (SP2). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version
CService Pack 3 (SP3). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version
D-FReserved values

Release type

The release type specifies the audience for the 2007 Office suite, such as Enterprise or Retail. For more information about the 2007 Office suite release type, see the following table.
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ValueRelease type
0Volume license
1Retail/OEM
2Trial
5Download

Product ID

The product ID is the version of the Office 2010 suite or program, such as Microsoft Office Professional 2010 or Microsoft Office Standard 2010. For more information about the Office 2010 product IDs, see the following table.
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Product IDSKU
0011Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
011DMicrosoft Office Professional Plus Subscription 2010
0012Microsoft Office Standard 2010
0013Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
0014Microsoft Office Professional 2010
0015Microsoft Access 2010
0016Microsoft Excel 2010
0017Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010
0018Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
0019Microsoft Publisher 2010
001AMicrosoft Outlook 2010
001BMicrosoft Word 2010
001CMicrosoft Access Runtime 2010
001FMicrosoft Office Proofing Tools Kit Compilation 2010
002FMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2010
003AMicrosoft Project Standard 2010
003BMicrosoft Project Professional 2010
0044Microsoft InfoPath 2010
0052Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010
0057Microsoft Visio 2010
007AMicrosoft Outlook Connector
008BMicrosoft Office Small Business Basics 2010
00A1Microsoft OneNote 2010
00AFMicrosoft PowerPoint Viewer 2010
00BAMicrosoft Office SharePoint Workspace 2010
110DMicrosoft Office SharePoint Server 2010
110FMicrosoft Project Server 2010
Note Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 is listed in the Windows registry as Microsoft Office Essentials 2010.

Note Microsoft Visio Standard 2010, Microsoft Visio Professional 2010, and Microsoft Visio Premium use the product key to determine the product. Therefore, a single product ID is used for all three of these products.

Language identifier

The language identifier (LCID) varies from language to language. Because the LCID is stored in the GUID in hexadecimal format, you may have to convert the LCID value to a decimal value to determine the language of the GUID. For example, a hexadecimal value of 0409 converts to a decimal value of 1033. This value represents English.

For more information about language identifiers in Office 2010 suites and programs, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179219(office.14).aspx

Sample GUID

The first 16 digits of a GUID are 91140000-0011-0407. This GUID was created by the initial release version (9) of a Retail or OEM edition (1), version 14.0000, of Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (0014). The language of the product is German. In this case, the hexadecimal value 0407 converts to the decimal value 1031. This value represents German.

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Article ID: 2186281 - Last Review: February 5, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010
  • Microsoft Access 2010
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Project Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Premium 2010
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
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