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Finding Product key in registry

By michaeldanielwinn ·
Hi,
I have 28 PC's running Windows XP Pro. I would like to determine which product key was used on which machine. Since the CD's were not kept with the machines, I was hoping that there is a way to find the product key in the registry. I know that Microsoft can find it, because they use it for validation on their updtaes page. Can anyone help with this? Thanks.

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by TheChas In reply to Finding Product key in re ...

Simplest method is to use Magic Jelly Bean Keyfinder.

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

As I recall, you can only manually find the registration number that is generated from the key and hardware configuration.

The key itself is stuck away in an obscure location.

Chas

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by NZ_Justice In reply to Finding Product key in re ...

Yeah use the magic jelly bean key finder. also recommened by thechas

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by ICB's corner In reply to Finding Product key in re ...

I use Everest Corporate Edition to find more answers about the computer.
http://www.lavalys.com

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Finding Product key in re ...

Just a note here Magic Jellybean Key finder will also pick up any Office Keys as well as well as the Windows Keys you can run it from a floppy or from any form of portable storage device USB Stick CD ROM or whatever it works quickly and very easily.

These Keys Are Not on the install Cd's but on the actual computers and if you do not have a COA on each Box it is the fastest and easiest way of checking the keys and changing them if necessary.

As you haven't made any mention of the COA's I'm assuming that you have a Volume License copy of Windows installed and if that is the case most likely all the keys will be the same. At least they are whenever I buy Volume License copies of any MS products.

There is another possibility and that is that you have all Pirate Software installed but if you have a lot of units in one business I would be guessing that you have the Volume License stuff installed.

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