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August 28, 2004 11:45:29 AM

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can anyone tell me how i can find my product licence
number.

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Anonymous
August 28, 2004 1:50:44 PM

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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/athome/security/protect/defaul...

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"carlos" wrote:

| can anyone tell me how i can find my product licence
| number.
Anonymous
August 28, 2004 1:57:53 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
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having both at once. - RAH


"carlos" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> can anyone tell me how i can find my product licence
> number.
Anonymous
August 29, 2004 6:34:05 AM

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"carlos" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in news:1c9e01c48d0d$a9f9fb00$a601280a@phx.gbl:
> can anyone tell me how i can find my product licence
> number.

It is a sticker on the wallet, case, or sleeve in which came the install
CD. Or it is a sticker on your computer for an OEM version of Windows.

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