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reformat hd w/o reg key

By davecarriecori ·
I cant find my reg key and cant use my other computer after reformatting. It wont let me go pass entering the reg key NOW WHAT DO I DO ???

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by timwalsh In reply to reformat hd w/o reg key

I'm assuming that you are talking about the Product Key for a version of Windows.

There is no way of bypassing this step.

Couple of answers:

If you have a version of Windows prior to WinXP, the product key for any similar version (OEM, upgrade, full) of your Windows version will work. So if you have a friend who has a similar version of Windows, see if he will let you his his product key.

If you have WinXP, because of the requirement for Activiation of the software, you can only use a given product key on one installation (or reinstallation on the same computer) of the software. If this is your situation, you might try pleading your case to Microsoft. otherwise, you are stuck.

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