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    Windows XP Home Edition Product Key

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    by sami.zaryab ·

    I have original CD Home Edition, but unfortunatly i have lost my Product key anywhere. please tell me.
    awaiting for your reply.
    thanks.

    sami

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    • #2924333

      Clarifications

      by sami.zaryab ·

      In reply to Windows XP Home Edition Product Key

      Clarifications

    • #2924324

      Contact Microsoft …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to Windows XP Home Edition Product Key

      They will ask you to read the data from the central ring of the CD to prove it is an original disc.

    • #2922952

      Check out these resources

      by nepenthe0 ·

      In reply to Windows XP Home Edition Product Key

      Microsoft [i]Knowledge Base[/i] bulletin:

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/810892/en-us

      30 Apr’08 TR posting by Brian Posey:

      http://tinyurl.com/4lzw45

      You can determine the Product Key of a functioning installation by downloading the free SIW utility:

      http://www.gtopala.com/

      This excellent utility will tell you more about your computer than you ever wanted to know.

      • #2922942

        Better…

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to Check out these resources

        though you posted the most relevant link last. Post it first, so that the OP doesn’t have to wade through things s/he is not looking for. Post the others if you want to, but place them [i]after[/i] the actual answer.

    • #2922926

      Operating keys…

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to Windows XP Home Edition Product Key

      When you load on this operating system it will ask for the key(s), and since you do not have it, it will give you a phone number to contact. just phone up the number and ask the person on the other end, they will talk you through it.

      Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

      • #2922890

        That is not correct

        by tintoman ·

        In reply to Operating keys…

        You do not get the option to telephone for a product key during the installation of windows, you only get that when you try to activate the product, you will not be able to install the software without a product key.
        However if you are able to boot to windows now there are several pieces of software which will tell you the key, magic jellybean for one. http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

        • #2922778

          Actually, you can install XP Without the Reg keys…

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to That is not correct

          NT

        • #2922705

          Are you sure your not thinking Vista?

          by ic-it ·

          In reply to Actually, you can install XP Without the Reg keys…

          Or can it now be done with a slipstreamed SP3 XP. 😉 I am not doubting you, just curious as to how.

        • #2922698

          Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to Are you sure your not thinking Vista?

          1) Insert Windows XP cd into a working computer.
          2) Exit the Autorun introduction.
          3) Open “My Computer”
          4) Right Click on the Windows XP cd-rom drive and select explore.
          5) Open the USWXP32P_ZX folder.
          6) Open the sysprep folder.
          7) Open unattend.txt

          Your CD’s product key is contained within the unattend.txt file.

          Note: On some system disks, USWXP32P_ZX is a hidden folder. If you cannot locate the folder, you may also search for unattend.txt and mark “Search Hidden Files”.

          As best I am aware, this should work on Microsoft Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, and OEM versions of Windows XP from restore disks.

          Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

        • #2922691

          That would only

          by ic-it ·

          In reply to Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:

          be on an OEM disks answer file. The Unattend.txt file on a Retail CD is a fake example. And technically that would still be an install With a product key. 🙂
          But I think you are still technically correct (haven’t tested yet) because I believe the SP3 slipstream will allow a “test” drive without using the product key.
          Dang, I was hoping for a new trick. 🙁 🙂

        • #2911276

          Actually if you want you can do this..

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to That would only

          Put the disk in another computer (load it fully manually) I:E: Not a install but copy..
          Then go into the file as stated in my post you might be able to work out the rest.

        • #2838072

          XP WINSDOWS REG key

          by sorchiaz ·

          In reply to Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:

          in window xp home edition you can open the cd from my computer, (turn off the autorun as suggested above) and get you reg key out of a folder called serial.

        • #2911281

          Actually there is a way of installing without the keys..

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to That is not correct

          I have a big list of how to’s on my server, but i will not do that on here. But the OP states of the key BEFORE install not after, where jelly bean would come into it plus a lot of others such as SPOTMAU of which does a hell of a lot more than your jelly bean. 🙂

          Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

        • #2911279

          But then again i have done it already. :)

          by Anonymous ·

          In reply to Actually there is a way of installing without the keys..

          NT:

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