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can i have a winxp product key please

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jack wilkinson, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. jack wilkinson

    jack wilkinson Flightless Bird

    Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
     
  2. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    No

    "jack wilkinson" wrote:

    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  3. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message
    news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key


    Since software can cost a lot of money, people tend to keep detailed lists
    of their software purchases, complete with product keys. If you didn't then
    you need to extract yours the hard way round: Download a copy of keyfinder
    from http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml, then ask a
    computer-savvy friend to assist you in connecting your hard disk to his
    machine so that you can extract your product key from the off-line registry.
    It works - I have done it myself.
     
  4. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    It depends on how you managed to install Windows XP. Did you install it
    with a CD supplied to you by your computer maker? If so then the product
    key is at the base of your laptop or at the side of your desktop.

    If you installed it with a CD you bought in a box from your local store then
    the product key should be on the sleeve of the CD on an orange label.

    If you downloaded the OS from a hackers site then the product ID was on the
    screen and also in a dot txt or dot info file that came with it.

    Please give us more info so that our resident specialists can help you out
    here.

    hth

    "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message
    news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
    >
     
  5. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:uYHbsrszKHA.6112@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message
    > news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    >> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key

    >
    > Since software can cost a lot of money, people tend to keep detailed lists
    > of their software purchases, complete with product keys. If you didn't
    > then you need to extract yours the hard way round: Download a copy of
    > keyfinder from http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml, then ask a
    > computer-savvy friend to assist you in connecting your hard disk to his
    > machine so that you can extract your product key from the off-line
    > registry. It works - I have done it myself.


    Even after reinstalling XP?
     
  6. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message
    news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
    >


    No product key on the computer's back or bottom? Where then did you get the
    original installation of XP?
     
  7. BillyBob

    BillyBob Flightless Bird

    "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message
    news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key


    Jack,

    Those Microsoft people; they're SO stingy when it comes to handing out
    product keys just for the asking. It's not like my local car dealer. Now,
    *they* have nice people working there. I went up to a car on the lot and I
    told the salesman, "I just bought this car even though it still has your
    stickers on the window and I lost the keys. Will you please give me another
    key ?" They did ! Man are they nice. Maybe Microsoft should call them and
    learn a thing or two about customer service.

    Jack, call Microsoft and tell them to call the car dealer at 1-800-437-6200.
    Then, Tuesday, call Microsoft back. I'll bet you they'll give you two
    product key then.

    You can thank me later.

    BillyBob
     
  8. BillyBob

    BillyBob Flightless Bird

    "LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message
    news:umPOHdtzKHA.2512@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message
    > news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    >> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
    >>

    >
    > No product key on the computer's back or bottom? Where then did you get
    > the original installation of XP?


    LVTravel,

    I believe Jack got his the same way I got mine. The product key for the
    original installation was not on the back or the bottom. It was inside.
    The outside of the box said something like "Croacker Jack" or "Cracker Jack"
    and the key was *inside* the box.

    I'm pretty sure that's it.

    He gets what he gets for not saving the product key in a safe place. I feel
    real bad for him.....OK, I don't.

    BillyBob
     
  9. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message
    news:eIWulctzKHA.5348@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:uYHbsrszKHA.6112@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message
    >> news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost
    >>> product key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product
    >>> key

    >>
    >> Since software can cost a lot of money, people tend to keep detailed
    >> lists of their software purchases, complete with product keys. If you
    >> didn't then you need to extract yours the hard way round: Download a copy
    >> of keyfinder from http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml, then
    >> ask a computer-savvy friend to assist you in connecting your hard disk to
    >> his machine so that you can extract your product key from the off-line
    >> registry. It works - I have done it myself.

    >
    > Even after reinstalling XP?


    The OP needs to have a complete copy of the original System registry hive.
    If he overwrote his old installation without having any backups then there
    is no hope.
     
  10. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    jack wilkinson wrote:

    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key


    And just how did you "lose" the sticker on the case? Uh huh.
     
  11. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hoq2vh$k4t$1@news.albasani.net...
    > jack wilkinson wrote:
    >
    >> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    >> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key

    >
    > And just how did you "lose" the sticker on the case? Uh huh.


    Actually, that's not as far-fetched as it sounds. The sticker on my ~3 year
    old case came off (it's a Compaq with sticker on the side), and if I hadn't
    seen it lying on the floor, it would have gotten sucked up in the vacuum,
    I'm sure. When I was working, we had a couple of older Compaq's shipped to
    us from Ohio and the stickers were gone from them also. HP/Compaq's glue
    isn't the best, I guess :)

    That said, I don't believe for a second that Jack is having the same
    problem, although it is possible. . .
    --
    SC Tom
     
  12. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    6

    jack wilkinson wrote:
    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
     
  13. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    I lost my checkbook: Can I have yours?

    jack wilkinson wrote:
    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
    > key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
     
  14. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    jack wilkinson wrote:
    > Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost
    > product key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a
    > product key


    Your difficulty is similar to the same one you'd have if you lost a $100
    bill. Nobody is going to give you one of theirs.

    You may claim that it's not the same because you want only a copy. If
    someone gives you a copy of their XP key, then, sooner or later, their XP
    installation will quit working as the Microsoft servers detect the same key
    in multiple locations.

    This is not an unknown problem.

    The easiest solution is simply to buy another copy of XP. And it won't even
    use up your whole $100 bill.
     

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