detect xp cd-key?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Spider, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. Spider

    Spider Guest

    ok guys! here's the problem:
    I bought a new PC, XP Pro (OEM) came installed with it.
    Now, i think some win files are corrupt. I didn't get a XP CD with it. But i dont have the CD-KEY!!!!
    I went thru the registry, got a 20 digit Product ID. CD-Key is 25 digit!! I searched the forums, and got that as the answer, but it didn't work. How do i find out my cd key for windows thats installed on my HD? BTW, windows works fine, so i can still use xp.
  2. dabomb

    dabomb Moderator

    ring up microsoft and ask tham about your query, you will get better feedback there probably
  3. dadx2mj

    dadx2mj Guest

    Spider email or pm me your email addy. I have a little program that will show you the current CD key that XP is running on. Cant remember where I got it to link you to it but I can send it to you if you want.
  4. OTE

    OTE Guest

    damn beaten to it
  5. Rootz

    Rootz Guest

    (legal) OEM computers generally come with a label on top or back of the case stating an original license and assigned serial number to that piece of hardware.
    the fact they didn't give you an (original) XP CD or recovery disk suggests they sold you a computer with a pirated copy of XP.
    this happens quite a lot. always expect to have original license, serial and CD when buying OEM computers.
  6. Spider

    Spider Guest

    Thanx all!

    Thanx all!! frankly, i didn't expect the responses to be so quick!!! within a few hours, i had my problem solved! thanx dadx2mj!! and i shall follow up on wot u said rootz! Tho i was promised a licensed copy, i'll check it up.
  7. dadx2mj

    dadx2mj Guest

    No problem glad to be of help when I can