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Win XP product key

By pilz88 ·
Hi guys,i need to install my Win XP sp1 again as my pc doesn't seem to perform as well as it should.Right now,"System Restore" and the "Help and Support" section seems kaput and downloading my latest Windows upadates and patches seems useless.In fact,my Norton Internet Security 2003 bought in March 2003 is down right horrible!The Antivirus function is completedly out and i don't seem to get it to work.
Perhaps i have a mean hacker who dropped a few viruses just for fun,arrghhh!Believe me guys,i tried to install the original CDs of ASUS,Norton Internet Security and System Works Prof.Edition and all seems useless and worse of all,i forgot the 25 character product key that came with my WIN XP.I do have the PID but it is useless.I contacted MS and i would be dead before they reply!!Where else can i find this product key and is it possible to find it in my PC or registry?
Any reply will be helpful,thanks guys!

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by dmiles In reply to Win XP product key

The above site shows 5 links to recover XP Product key.

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by jschein In reply to Win XP product key

Keyfinder program to identify your installed system information.

That is all I am willing to give out as anything more can be used to circumvent windows.

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by cglrcng In reply to Win XP product key

Download Belarc Advisor from if you can still get into XP. Install it and run it, half way down the inventory page are all your MS Lic. keys Well all your software keys actually.

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by cglrcng In reply to

In my world Belarc is priceless. Allows me to diagnose problems, gives me a guide to reformat lost causes & cases that would take hrs of writing to have a complete inventory of what was so I can get it to what should be. I use it after a complete set up, I print a copy for my customer to keep, file another. When they call me a week, 3 months, or a year later w/ a problem, I first ask them to launch the Belarc Advisor and print a copy, dig out the old setup copy and compare them crossing off on the new copy anything that is the same....We simply deal w/ what isn't...Usually a quick uninstall of a poorly installed application or a driver that was updated w/ the AV running or something...Many times a quick 10 min. fix!

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by cglrcng In reply to

But I always ask the customer to download & install it as it is free for personal use.

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