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July 19, 2004 4:32:01 PM

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how do you contact microsoft to obtain my XP Pro ID #. I
lost it and need to reinstall XP. AT this point, my
machine will not boot up to locate the ID # from my
computer anymore.

IS there something I can do to get microsoft to send me my
ID #. I need to install it on the same computer.

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Anonymous
July 19, 2004 5:52:42 PM

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If Windows XP is retail contact Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326246

If Windows XP is OEM contact the seller, Microsoft may not be able to
help.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"ajc" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:008401c46dc7$105916d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> how do you contact microsoft to obtain my XP Pro ID #. I
> lost it and need to reinstall XP. AT this point, my
> machine will not boot up to locate the ID # from my
> computer anymore.
>
> IS there something I can do to get microsoft to send me my
> ID #. I need to install it on the same computer.
July 19, 2004 7:39:34 PM

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ajc wrote:

> how do you contact microsoft to obtain my XP Pro ID #. I
> lost it and need to reinstall XP. AT this point, my
> machine will not boot up to locate the ID # from my
> computer anymore.
>
> IS there something I can do to get microsoft to send me my
> ID #. I need to install it on the same computer.

If this is an OEM PC, then the ID# is on a sticker on the PC.
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Anonymous
July 19, 2004 7:39:35 PM

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>-----Original Message-----
>ajc wrote:
>
>> how do you contact microsoft to obtain my XP Pro ID #.
I
>> lost it and need to reinstall XP. AT this point, my
>> machine will not boot up to locate the ID # from my
>> computer anymore.
>>
>> IS there something I can do to get microsoft to send me
my
>> ID #. I need to install it on the same computer.
>
>If this is an OEM PC, then the ID# is on a sticker on the
PC.
>
>.It isn't on the PC It was on the wrapper.
>
July 19, 2004 8:29:20 PM

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anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:

>
>>.It isn't on the PC It was on the wrapper.
>>

How do you know that? He didn't mention that in his message.
Anonymous
July 19, 2004 11:59:09 PM

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Greetings --

The Windows 25-character Product Key (required to perform the
installation) is stored on the CD packaging on a bright orange sticker
that says "Do not lose this number." If it was an OEM (factory
installed) license, it's stored on a label that the PC manufacturer
affixed to the exterior of the PC case, or on the bottom of a laptop.

To recover a lost Product Key:

If your system still runs, you should be able to use Belarc
Advisor from http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html to find the
Product Key. (If you have a factory-installed OEM license, and
haven't since reinstalled the OS, the revealed Product Key is probably
of the drive image used at the factory and not _your_ specific Product
Key; therefore, it probably cannot be -- and definitely should not
be -- used for a re-installation.)

If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;326246

If it was an OEM license, and someone has removed/destroyed the
label, you should contact you the computer's manufacturer; although
very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of the Product Keys
they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy a new license.


Bruce Chambers
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"ajc" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:008401c46dc7$105916d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> how do you contact microsoft to obtain my XP Pro ID #. I
> lost it and need to reinstall XP. AT this point, my
> machine will not boot up to locate the ID # from my
> computer anymore.
>
> IS there something I can do to get microsoft to send me my
> ID #. I need to install it on the same computer.
Anonymous
July 20, 2004 1:35:10 AM

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your best bet is to phone into microsoft support.

"ajc" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:008401c46dc7$105916d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> how do you contact microsoft to obtain my XP Pro ID #. I
> lost it and need to reinstall XP. AT this point, my
> machine will not boot up to locate the ID # from my
> computer anymore.
>
> IS there something I can do to get microsoft to send me my
> ID #. I need to install it on the same computer.
July 20, 2004 5:23:08 PM

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Download this program to a floppy and run it from there:
ViewKey
http://www.paulsxp.com/downloads.html

"ajc" wrote:

> how do you contact microsoft to obtain my XP Pro ID #. I
> lost it and need to reinstall XP. AT this point, my
> machine will not boot up to locate the ID # from my
> computer anymore.
>
> IS there something I can do to get microsoft to send me my
> ID #. I need to install it on the same computer.
>
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