Windows XP COA number retrieval

Posted: 11-01-2003, 04:42 AM
Help... I want to reload windows XP on my computer. I
cant find my COA number. Does anyone know if and how I
can find it somewhere in my computer system info?

Windows XP COA number retrieval


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Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: Windows XP COA number retrieval
Posted: 11-01-2003, 04:54 AM
If your computer is still operational:

Retrieve your Windows XP CD key
http://michaelstevenstech.com/ViewKeyXP.htm

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]


If your computer is not operational:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246


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"Matt" <[email protected]> wrote in message:
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| Help... I want to reload windows XP on my computer. I
| cant find my COA number. Does anyone know if and how I
| can find it somewhere in my computer system info?
VManes
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Re: Windows XP COA number retrieval
Posted: 11-01-2003, 05:38 AM
Aida32 and Belarc Advisor (both have free downloads) can also display all
your license numbers
(http://www.aida32.hu/aida32.php)
(http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html)

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]..
If your computer is still operational:

Retrieve your Windows XP CD key
http://michaelstevenstech.com/ViewKeyXP.htm

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]


If your computer is not operational:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246


--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

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"Matt" <[email protected]> wrote in message:
news:044301c3a032$7f99a310$[email protected]..

| Help... I want to reload windows XP on my computer. I
| cant find my COA number. Does anyone know if and how I
| can find it somewhere in my computer system info?


Bruce Chambers
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Re: Windows XP COA number retrieval
Posted: 11-01-2003, 09:43 PM
Greetings --

The Windows 25-character Product Key (required to perform the
installation) is stored on the CD packaging on a bright orange sticker
that says "Do not lose this number." If it was an OEM (factory
installed) license, it's stored on a label that the PC manufacturer
affixed to the exterior of the PC case, or on the bottom of a laptop.

To recover a lost Product Key:

If your system still runs, you should be able to use AIDA32
Enterprise from http://www.aida32.hu/aida32.php to find the Product
Key. (If you have a factory-installed OEM license, and haven't since
reinstalled the OS, the revealed Product Key is probably of the drive
image used at the factory and not _your_ specific Product Key;
therefore, it probably cannot be -- and definitely should not be --
used for a re-installation.)

If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;en-us;326246

If it was an OEM license, you should contact whomever sold you the
OS; although very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of the
Product Keys they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy a
new license.


Bruce Chambers

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> cant find my COA number. Does anyone know if and how I
> can find it somewhere in my computer system info?

 
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