How do I find the product key number...

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Paul, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    How do I find the product key number in my currently
    installed version of Windows XP Professional? I need to
    do a reformat and can not find the product key code that
    came with my system.
     
    Paul, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. Try the following:

    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

    Be Smart! Protect your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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    | How do I find the product key number in my currently
    | installed version of Windows XP Professional? I need to
    | do a reformat and can not find the product key code that
    | came with my system.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jan 17, 2004
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  3. Go here:
    http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
    Near the bottom, "View Product Key XP"

    NOTE: If you have an OEM computer with the factory installation, the
    displayed key may not work for reinstallation.
    That key may have been use by the image the OEM uses.
    If that applies, look for a 1" x 2" sticker affixed to the computer
    with the 25 character Product Key.
    Otherwise you need to contact the manufacturer as Microsoft can not
    help with OEM.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jan 17, 2004
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