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Anonymous
August 4, 2004 5:57:03 PM

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How do you find the Key Code on the CD, my XP does not have it anywhere on the box or sleave.

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August 4, 2004 6:09:03 PM

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Go to www.belarc.com and get The Belarc Advisor; it will lis all key codes
and PIDs.

"eagle003_98" <eagle003_98@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How do you find the Key Code on the CD, my XP does not have it anywhere on
the box or sleave.
Anonymous
August 4, 2004 8:06:31 PM

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The Product Key is not found on the Windows XP CD.
Look all over your computer case for the 25-character
Product Key if Windows XP was preinstalled on it.

If your computer is still operational:

Retrieve your Windows XP CD key
http://michaelstevenstech.com/ViewKeyXP.htm

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]


If your computer is not operational:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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| How do you find the Key Code on the CD, my XP does not have it anywhere on the box or sleave.
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Anonymous
August 4, 2004 9:04:08 PM

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Where did you purchase it? It should be affixed on the side of your PC -- if
you purchased the computer with Windows already installed (OEM).

--
Best of luck!

Michael D. Alligood
MCSA, MCP, CCNA, A+,
Network+, i-Net+, CIW A, CIW CI


"eagle003_98" <eagle003_98@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How do you find the Key Code on the CD, my XP does not have it anywhere on
the box or sleave.
Anonymous
August 4, 2004 11:17:07 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, you should contact 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
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"eagle003_98" <eagle003_98@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> How do you find the Key Code on the CD, my XP does not have it
anywhere on the box or sleave.
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 1:45:04 PM

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This is a new CD of WIN XP PRO , it has not been installed on the computer yet because I do not have the Key Code. I know that microsoft incodes the number somewhere in the files on the CD for verifacation of the CD. How can it be found ?

"Bruce Chambers" wrote:

> 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, you should contact 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
> --
> Help us help you:
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
> having both at once. - RAH
>
>
> "eagle003_98" <eagle003_98@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D 3953713-261A-4BB9-AF37-FDD4194813C3@microsoft.com...
> > How do you find the Key Code on the CD, my XP does not have it
> anywhere on the box or sleave.
>
>
>
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 10:11:35 PM

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"eagle003_98" <eagle00398@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> This is a new CD of WIN XP PRO , it has not been installed on the computer
> yet because I do not have the Key Code. I know that microsoft incodes the
> number somewhere in the files on the CD for verifacation of the CD. How
> can it be found ?
>


The Product Activation key is NOT encoded on the CD (Product Activation does
not work that way).
If you bought only a CD that did not come with a Certificate of Authenticity
and a Product Activation code then you may have only bought a Media pack -
which just contains the CD for those that already have multiple licenses.
Check
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/ww/default...
to see if you really bought a genuine CD.


--

Regards,

Mike
--
Mike Brannigan [Microsoft]

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights

Please note I cannot respond to e-mailed questions, please use these
newsgroups

"eagle003_98" <eagle00398@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0DB232B7-BEF8-4FF2-834D-3212E368D079@microsoft.com...
> This is a new CD of WIN XP PRO , it has not been installed on the computer
> yet because I do not have the Key Code. I know that microsoft incodes the
> number somewhere in the files on the CD for verifacation of the CD. How
> can it be found ?
>
> "Bruce Chambers" wrote:
>
>> 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, you should contact 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
>> --
>> Help us help you:
>> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>>
>> You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
>> having both at once. - RAH
>>
>>
>> "eagle003_98" <eagle003_98@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:D 3953713-261A-4BB9-AF37-FDD4194813C3@microsoft.com...
>> > How do you find the Key Code on the CD, my XP does not have it
>> anywhere on the box or sleave.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 5, 2004 11:12:48 PM

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Greetings --

No, the Product Key isn't anywhere on the CD, in any form. After
all, that would be rather like storing your house keys in the lock,
wouldn't it?

But then, since it's a brand new CD, it should have come with the
Product Key, assuming it's legitimate. Contact whomever you purchased
it from.


Bruce Chambers
--
Help us help you:
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. - RAH


"eagle003_98" <eagle00398@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0DB232B7-BEF8-4FF2-834D-3212E368D079@microsoft.com...
> This is a new CD of WIN XP PRO , it has not been installed on the
computer yet because I do not have the Key Code. I know that
microsoft incodes the number somewhere in the files on the CD for
verifacation of the CD. How can it be found ?
>
Anonymous
August 7, 2004 5:53:12 AM

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Since you have the original cd you can contact Microsoft
Customer service at 1-800-936-5700 24/7. They can provide
you with a new product key for retail or oem cd's
providing you still have the original cd.

Tan.
>-----Original Message-----
>Greetings --
>
> No, the Product Key isn't anywhere on the CD, in any
form. After
>all, that would be rather like storing your house keys in
the lock,
>wouldn't it?
>
> But then, since it's a brand new CD, it should have
come with the
>Product Key, assuming it's legitimate. Contact whomever
you purchased
>it from.
>
>
>Bruce Chambers
>--
>Help us help you:
>http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever
count on
>having both at once. - RAH
>
>
>"eagle003_98" <eagle00398@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message
>news:0DB232B7-BEF8-4FF2-834D-3212E368D079@microsoft.com...
>> This is a new CD of WIN XP PRO , it has not been
installed on the
>computer yet because I do not have the Key Code. I know
that
>microsoft incodes the number somewhere in the files on
the CD for
>verifacation of the CD. How can it be found ?
>>
>
>
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>
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