lost product code

Posted: 01-24-2009, 10:27 PM
I have an Windows XP Professional upgrade that I used on an older computer.
I want to install XP on a computer for my grand-daughter but cannot find the
product code. for some reason I put the disk in a disk book rather than
keeping the box. I did register the XP when I installed several years ago (I
have moved on to Vista). so, how do I get the product code? patrick

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Re: lost product code
Posted: 01-24-2009, 11:23 PM
the product key can be
ascertained from the
old computer, since it
is recorded in windows.






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"PJ in Florida" <PJ in Florida@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have an Windows XP Professional upgrade that I used on an older computer.
> I want to install XP on a computer for my grand-daughter but cannot find the
> product code. for some reason I put the disk in a disk book rather than
> keeping the box. I did register the XP when I installed several years ago (I
> have moved on to Vista). so, how do I get the product code? patrick
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Re: lost product code
Posted: 01-24-2009, 11:32 PM

"PJ in Florida" <PJ in Florida@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E2FDDED8-4981-42C2-824D-65F64BB0BDCF@microsoft.com...
>I have an Windows XP Professional upgrade that I used on an older computer.
> I want to install XP on a computer for my grand-daughter but cannot find
> the
> product code. for some reason I put the disk in a disk book rather than
> keeping the box. I did register the XP when I installed several years ago
> (I
> have moved on to Vista). so, how do I get the product code? patrick
Run jellybean.exe (http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml) on the
old PC. After retrieving the code, do a little bit of housekeeping. Keeping
pieces of paper or disk cases is unreliable, as you just found out. Since
you paid a lot of money for your various software licences, it would be well
worth your while to create a software register in an Excel spreadsheet.
Since you already back up your important files to an independent medium (you
do, don't you?), you would have no problem at all retrieving any product
code, no matter how old.


Thoy
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Re: lost product code
Posted: 01-25-2009, 12:18 PM
Would heartily reccommend Keyfinder... I downloaded it and found all my reg
keys....most of which I had never seen b4 !
Included all the stuff preloaded when I got my PC


"Pegasus (MVP)" <I.can@fly.com.oz> wrote in message
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> "PJ in Florida" <PJ in Florida@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:E2FDDED8-4981-42C2-824D-65F64BB0BDCF@microsoft.com...
>>I have an Windows XP Professional upgrade that I used on an older
>>computer.
>> I want to install XP on a computer for my grand-daughter but cannot find
>> the
>> product code. for some reason I put the disk in a disk book rather than
>> keeping the box. I did register the XP when I installed several years
>> ago (I
>> have moved on to Vista). so, how do I get the product code? patrick
>
> Run jellybean.exe (http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml) on the
> old PC. After retrieving the code, do a little bit of housekeeping.
> Keeping pieces of paper or disk cases is unreliable, as you just found
> out. Since you paid a lot of money for your various software licences, it
> would be well worth your while to create a software register in an Excel
> spreadsheet. Since you already back up your important files to an
> independent medium (you do, don't you?), you would have no problem at all
> retrieving any product code, no matter how old.
>

 
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