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Finding XP product key on computer ?

hi

I have 3 separate PCs with XP installed (all installed manually by me).

One of these installations is an old one (without SP2) and another is OEM.

However I've forgotten which PC has which version on.

Is there anywhere on PC (? registry) which has the product key (as written on the cd package) listed, so I can check which cd belongs to which PC ?

thanks

swayzak
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  1. From Microsoft

    To Find Your Current Product ID

    1.


    Click Start, click My Computer, and then click View System Information.

    If your computer is set up in Classic view with the more familiar Start menu, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

    2.


    Click the General tab. You'll find your current Product ID under Registered to.
  2. thanks

    But that's not the same as product KEY, is it ?

    It doesn't have letters in it & isn't the same as the key on the CD packaging.
  3. You're right, that looks like the activation number or at least part of it. Here are 2 things I found.

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/ht/findxpkey.htm

    http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/prodkey.php

    Key Finder is Free, so would be worth a try.
  4. Hey,
    Google Magic Jellybean, its freeware and it will do exactly what you want. I use it all the time... in fact its my friend
  5. Quote:
    Hey,
    Google Magic Jellybean, its freeware and it will do exactly what you want. I use it all the time... in fact its my friend


    Actually the 2nd link takes you to Jelly Bean, great minds :D
  6. thanks folks !
  7. Instal Belarc Advisor and then run it. It gives lots of info about your pc including the product key and it's free. Just google Belarc Advisor.

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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