Can MS resend my keys?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Levin, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Levin

    Levin Guest

    I know, it is a total rookie move! I was running x64 on my testing box. I
    reformatted it to install x86, went to my email and it is gone! I have been
    looking around the Vista site, chatted with a support person who gave me the
    866-234-6020 number, the person there led me to this forum. Would it be
    possible (once I find the right group to contact) for my key to be resent? I
    downloaded the ISOs, if I would have had this shipped I would probably have a
    hard copy. I thought maybe I would find something on this site that I could
    log into and have it displayed to me again. Not having any luck. But I have a
    feeling I am up the proverbial creek...

    Levin, Jul 24, 2006
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  2. No.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 24, 2006
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  3. Levin

    Darren Hole Guest

    i'm in the same boat as you. contacted ms by email. told to call the number
    you called. told by operator to go to afraid
    we're stuck til rc1 comes out.
    Darren Hole, Jul 25, 2006
  4. It's very possible that RC1 may use the same key(s) we used in Beta 2.
    I don't remember if we got new keys with the Release Candidates in the
    XP Beta program or not. Perhaps someone could help me remember?

    Perhaps you will back up your email from Microsoft off-disk from now
    on (such as printing out the letter you receive from Microsoft and
    putting it in a safe place, or backing up your email to a CD, and
    putting it in a safe place? Or even purchasing the DVD for a few
    bucks. It was delivered in a very nice case, and the case has the
    necessary CD key very prominently displayed inside it. Also, you
    might consider putting a paper sticker on the case you keep the DVD
    copy you made (you did make one, didn't you? And you did put it in a
    plastic case to keep it safe, didn't you?) and writing the key on it.
    or just write the key on the paper envelope you put the DVD in (you
    did, didn't you?).

    Other than that, I don't know if the Magical Jellybean Keyfinder will
    display Vista's CD key or not. You might try, or go to the
    developer's website, and see if he has released an update which works
    with Vista.


    Donald L McDaniel
    Please Reply to the Original Thread.
    Donald McDaniel, Jul 26, 2006
  5. Levin

    Br8k Guest

    Were you using an e-mail client like Outlook Express if so, try logging into
    the e-mail using your web browser to see if it was not deleted in the web
    email server.

    For example if you use Hotmail....go to and log-in there and see
    if the e-mail was not deleted on the server.

    Outlook Express by default deletes e-mails that have been downloaded to your
    hard drive from the online e-mail server hopefully you changed or was aware
    to change this default as it's handy to keep a backup copy on the e-mail
    Br8k, Jul 27, 2006
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