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Finding the Product ID on the Computer

By ReJette ·
How do I find my Windows 98 Product ID that I loaded on my computer when I set it all up?

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by dmiles In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

On the desk top,right-click on My Computer,select Properties from the menu,lon the General tab should list the Product key

The other area to check,click Start,select Run,type in Regedit,locate the following key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
Highlight Current Version and then locate the Product Key or ID in the right pane

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by ReJette In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

The properties of the "My Computer" icon on the General tab shows the Registration number. However, the number located in this area is not the "Product" ID number. The Product ID is 25 characters. The number displayed on the "My Computer" icon is 20 characters. Please try to answer this one again. Thanks!

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by Thamer In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

The number under the "Registered To" is your Windows Product ID number and it typically contains 20 digits and 3 "-"'s.

Another way to reach there is by clicking Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/ ... under the General tab.

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by ReJette In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

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by RCOM In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

The difference is that if you needed to reinstall windows the number needed would be the Product key. As mentioned to find it you use regedit and go to the path mentioned. The number that shows in System Properties is the product ID.

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by ReJette In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

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by TheChas In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

The second half of soulriders answer is what you need.

In W98, System Properties only shows you the Product ID that Microsoft generates from the Product Key.

The Product Key itself is stored in the system registry.

Run regedit from the Run box on the start menu.
CAUTION: DO NOT DELETE OR EDIT ANY REGISTRY KEYS unless you know and understand the keys function.

Browse to the key soulrider's answers directs you to, and you will see both the product ID, and Product Key listed in the right pane.

Give the points to soulrider, as he gave you the correct answer.
I only elaborated.

Chas

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by ReJette In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

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by ptreadway In reply to Finding the Product ID on ...

Go to download.com,download key finder.This will find your product key.

Hope this helps.

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