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By ezeze5000 ·
I have an E-Machine

400MHZ processor (celeron)
32 MB ram
4.3GB disk
3D AGP graphics

With a formated hard drive,and a recovery disk,
but no product key.

Is there any way to recover the product key from the recovery disk?

I would really like to get this system up and running for my 7 year old boy to play his games on .

Can anybody help me?

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by XpertDragon In reply to Product Key Recovery

If you are referring to a recovery CD-Rom created by e-machines, have you been to their web site to get some technical information? YOu can also try contacting them by phone. their web site address is: www.emachines.com, and their technical phone number is: 1-801-401-1419, which appears to be in the state of Utah. However, I do not think you will find the product key on the Recovery Cd if it is requiring one. Most recovery CDs do not require a product key, but maybe the E-machines one does.
Best of luck!

Paul M. Chavez

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by wchovan In reply to Product Key Recovery

To get you up and running any valid product key will work

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by dmiles In reply to Product Key Recovery

Depending on the OS that is in use youu can recover the product key if the software is loaded on the machine
Windows 98
Click Start,in RUN box type Regedit,navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version
Look for Product Id

If the recovery disk is a restore cd then you will not need product key if the machine is the one that came with key from maufacturer,it will not show up by searching

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by dmiles In reply to Product Key Recovery

Another option to try

If the Operating system is Windows 98 from a command line prompt type
FIND.EXE /I "ProductKey" %winbootdir%\SYSTEM.DAT

The first line of the value should show the product key

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by stroke311 In reply to Product Key Recovery

Just a thought, On a E machine that I worked on the other day, the product key was on a sticker glued to the back of the machine.{next to where the wires plug in}. Hopes this helps,
Frank

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