Help I am reinstalling windows Me. I cant find my manual with the product key on it!! I have another computer also with Me on. So can anyone tell me if i can get the product key from the registry and if so where to look as I have looked using regedit and its a scary place!!!
Install this <A HREF="http://www.windows-help.net/ttw/index.html" target="_new">program</A> on the second computer that has the the working copy of WinME. Afterwards, under the Information tab, you should be able to see the Product Key.
It's either this, or you'll need to start the computer with a boot floppy, go to DOS, and do some editing to the System.dat file, which is even more "fun" than working in the Registry!
Not exactly, CALV. That's a common fallacy. That's the Product ID number, not the Product Key.
There <i>is</i> a way to generate the Product Key number <i>from</i> the Product ID, but it has to be done from DOS and is fairly complicated, and so I thought providing a small program was a better solution to the problem, considering the experience of the user.