activation key

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bluzeboy, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    I bought a new copy of xp home copy & I have it activated on my machine & now all copy’s that I had written down of the activation number are now gone .is there a way I can recover this?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    You don't need too. It changes the next install. Once you format xp & reinstall just reactivate it again. Don't worry. I've done it heaps of times with no problems.
     
  3. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    i think you misunderstood ,i lost the key that will let you install.
     
  4. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    There is a utiity that lets you recover that key out of your installation (assuming you have a working OS that used that key). Let me find it and attach it in a minute.

    JJB

    Note to the other trigger-happy mods: This program only reads the CD Key you used for installation out of the registry. It is NOT a keygen, nor can be used to make or find keys other then the one installed on your system. Use is perfectly legal on your own machine.
     
  5. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    And here it is.

    JJB
     
  6. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

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    this isnt illegal, but it can definitly be used for bad purposes.
     
  7. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Man dude - when will you drop the shenanigan ?? :rolleyes:
     
  8. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    thanks alot JJB6486
    got it!
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Make sure you write it down and keep it safe this time :)
     
  10. bluzeboy

    bluzeboy Bluzeboy

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    don't worry speedy,i'm a little slow but i eventually learn!
     
  11. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    So's a hunting knife! :p :rolleyes:

    Users should be allowed to retrieve any information off their pc that they wish.
     
  12. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    windows home :(

    j/p :D

    write your keys down someplace safe... those booklets and cd cases have a weird habit of just vanishing :)
     
  13. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    *Tattoos left b00b*
     
  14. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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  15. jroc

    jroc Guest

    yeah...its usually a good ideal to keep the cd case it comes with...considering the CD KEY is on the back side....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm LOL