Finding out Product Key on installed XP

Posted: 01-25-2009, 12:05 AM
Hi. I have 3 legal copies of XP which I installed on three different
computers. I now wish to reformat my hard drives on two of these and do a
fresh install. Only I have no idea which copy and accompaning product key
goes to which comp.

I know each copy is only allowed to be installed on one machine, and do not
wish to run into problems on reinstalling XP because I mistakenly used the
wrong copy with the wrong computer.

Is there anyway while I still have the comps up and running to see what
product key I used when I installed?

Finding out Product Key on installed XP


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Nepatsfan
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Re: Finding out Product Key on installed XP
Posted: 01-25-2009, 12:23 AM
"tharkunn" <tharkunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi. I have 3 legal copies of XP which I installed on three different
> computers. I now wish to reformat my hard drives on two of these and do a
> fresh install. Only I have no idea which copy and accompaning product key
> goes to which comp.
>
> I know each copy is only allowed to be installed on one machine, and do
> not
> wish to run into problems on reinstalling XP because I mistakenly used the
> wrong copy with the wrong computer.
>
> Is there anyway while I still have the comps up and running to see what
> product key I used when I installed?
Download and run this program on each of your computers.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder
http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

Good luck

Nepatsfan


DL
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Re: Finding out Product Key on installed XP
Posted: 01-25-2009, 12:38 AM
Belarc Advisor should revaeal keys
Maybe also MagicJelly Bean

"tharkunn" <tharkunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BC8C6342-DC59-44B6-99EB-33E96782C9B6@microsoft.com...
> Hi. I have 3 legal copies of XP which I installed on three different
> computers. I now wish to reformat my hard drives on two of these and do a
> fresh install. Only I have no idea which copy and accompaning product key
> goes to which comp.
>
> I know each copy is only allowed to be installed on one machine, and do
> not
> wish to run into problems on reinstalling XP because I mistakenly used the
> wrong copy with the wrong computer.
>
> Is there anyway while I still have the comps up and running to see what
> product key I used when I installed?

JS
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Re: Finding out Product Key on installed XP
Posted: 01-25-2009, 12:49 AM
Here are four utilities, all of which will display your product keys:
Belarc Advisor: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
(It does a good job of providing a wealth of information.)

Also: http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
and: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
and RockXP: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4138.html which has additional
features

Note: Also check the side of your PC case or bottom of the laptop for the
OEM key code. If there is a sticker with the code it will most likely not
match what is displayed by the utilities mentioned above as OEMs such as
Dell use an internal key code when they build your PC.

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"tharkunn" <tharkunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BC8C6342-DC59-44B6-99EB-33E96782C9B6@microsoft.com...
> Hi. I have 3 legal copies of XP which I installed on three different
> computers. I now wish to reformat my hard drives on two of these and do a
> fresh install. Only I have no idea which copy and accompaning product key
> goes to which comp.
>
> I know each copy is only allowed to be installed on one machine, and do
> not
> wish to run into problems on reinstalling XP because I mistakenly used the
> wrong copy with the wrong computer.
>
> Is there anyway while I still have the comps up and running to see what
> product key I used when I installed?

tharkunn
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RE: Finding out Product Key on installed XP
Posted: 01-25-2009, 01:46 AM
Thanks all 4 of you for your reply's.

"tharkunn" wrote:
> Hi. I have 3 legal copies of XP which I installed on three different
> computers. I now wish to reformat my hard drives on two of these and do a
> fresh install. Only I have no idea which copy and accompaning product key
> goes to which comp.
>
> I know each copy is only allowed to be installed on one machine, and do not
> wish to run into problems on reinstalling XP because I mistakenly used the
> wrong copy with the wrong computer.
>
> Is there anyway while I still have the comps up and running to see what
> product key I used when I installed?
JS
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Re: Finding out Product Key on installed XP
Posted: 01-25-2009, 02:54 AM

You're welcome.

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"tharkunn" <tharkunn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks all 4 of you for your reply's.
>
> "tharkunn" wrote:
>
>> Hi. I have 3 legal copies of XP which I installed on three different
>> computers. I now wish to reformat my hard drives on two of these and do a
>> fresh install. Only I have no idea which copy and accompaning product key
>> goes to which comp.
>>
>> I know each copy is only allowed to be installed on one machine, and do
>> not
>> wish to run into problems on reinstalling XP because I mistakenly used
>> the
>> wrong copy with the wrong computer.
>>
>> Is there anyway while I still have the comps up and running to see what
>> product key I used when I installed?

 
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