where is the product key?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mike89, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. Mike89

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    Where do you find the Windows XP product key in the registry? I have been looking for it and can't find it. I'm talking about the key you enter when installing, not the productID under the performance tab.
     
  2. xsk8zerox

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    its not there
     
  3. Mike89

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    Hmm. I would sure think it would have to be there somewhere. I had found it in the registry before in Windows 98 but forgot where I found it.
     
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    It has disappeared from xp altogether. The code gets changed to a bunch of numbers.
     
  5. xsk8zerox

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    belive me.... its not there
     
  6. Mike89

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    Oh I believe it now. I searched every possible way to find it in the registry I could.

    Like Doofus said, it must have got changed to code.

    Hey Doofus, where's my brain, I can't find it? Heh heh

    Hipster Doofus. With a name like that, you have got to be one cool dude!
     
  7. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well as far as the actual product key is located I don't know. I do know that there is a run command that will get you to the product activition reg file so if for some reason you wanted to deactivited Windows XP you can. So I guess it's sort of where the product key is but it's as Hipster Doofus said its a bunch of numbes. If I would be able to. I would be willing to post the run command here.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    [​IMG] Now that's a good one.

    There is a walk through in the archive for xp pro here to reset the number.
     
  9. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    According to the guide I saw, the only thing you should do before modifing the reg entry is set up a system restore point.
     
  10. 2z

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    I found a little program that can tell you your product key incase you've forgotten it, not that you should, but it does happen.
    ;)
     
  11. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    Nice find TwoZigzagColt45!
     
  12. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    I agree! It does make checking your XP key a whole lot easier.:)
     
  13. ludlo

    ludlo OSNN Addict

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    verry good

    super super mega good program!!!
     
  14. Mike89

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    Yeah cool program. Only problem for me is when I used it I still came up with the old corp key instead of the new key I had put in awhile back using the already posted instructions.

    I followed the instructions to the letter, dunno why the key didn't stick. I guess I will have to try it again. I hope that program is accurate and not for some reason still showing the old one instead of any new one put in.
     
  15. 2z

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    Thought that proggie was too good to be true, got nothing to check it against - everybody I know uses the same key so its more than likely a fake, worth a try
    ;)
     
  16. Iceman

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    huh, hmmmmmmmmmmmm worked for me :D

    :cool:
     
  17. Static 99

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    Worked for me too. :cool:
     
  18. Mike89

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    I take that back, the program works fine. I just went and re-entered my other key and this time it worked. I musta done something wrong the first time I tried it.