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where is the product key?

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Mike89

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#1
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.
 
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Mike89

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#3
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.
 
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Mike89

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#6
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!
 

chastity

Moderator
Staff member
Political User
#7
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.
 

chastity

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Political User
#9
According to the guide I saw, the only thing you should do before modifing the reg entry is set up a system restore point.
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#10
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.
;)
 
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Mike89

Guest
#14
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.
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#15
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
;)
 
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Mike89

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#18
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.
 

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