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Finding Product Key

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mark A. Sam, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mark A. Sam

    Mark A. Sam Flightless Bird

    Hello,

    Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.

    Thank you for your help and God Bless,

    Mark A. Sam
     
  2. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    > want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >
    > Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >
    > Mark A. Sam
    >


    If the computer the Office software is installed onto still runs (and the
    product is not Office 2000) you can download keyfinder from
    http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Run it and it should give you
    your Office activation key.
     
  3. Mark A. Sam

    Mark A. Sam Flightless Bird

    I meant the WindowsXP Product Key. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


    "LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message
    news:-ODpDKDH0KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    > "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    > news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    >> want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >>
    >> Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >>
    >> Mark A. Sam
    >>

    >
    > If the computer the Office software is installed onto still runs (and the
    > product is not Office 2000) you can download keyfinder from
    > http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Run it and it should give
    > you your Office activation key.
     
  4. John E. Carty

    John E. Carty Flightless Bird

    It will give you the Windows key :)

    "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    news:uVbS1QH0KHA.2512@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I meant the WindowsXP Product Key. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    >
    >
    > "LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message
    > news:-ODpDKDH0KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello,
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    >>> want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >>>
    >>> Mark A. Sam
    >>>

    >>
    >> If the computer the Office software is installed onto still runs (and the
    >> product is not Office 2000) you can download keyfinder from
    >> http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Run it and it should give
    >> you your Office activation key.

    >
    >
     
  5. Mark A. Sam

    Mark A. Sam Flightless Bird

    John, Thank you.

    "John E. Carty" <jecarty@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:e2XS8oH0KHA.5344@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > It will give you the Windows key :)
    >
    > "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    > news:uVbS1QH0KHA.2512@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> I meant the WindowsXP Product Key. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    >>
    >>
    >> "LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message
    >> news:-ODpDKDH0KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    >>> news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hello,
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop
    >>>> I want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >>>>
    >>>> Mark A. Sam
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> If the computer the Office software is installed onto still runs (and
    >>> the product is not Office 2000) you can download keyfinder from
    >>> http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Run it and it should give
    >>> you your Office activation key.

    >>
    >>
     
  6. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    This depends on whether your Windows was installed by an OEM or did
    you install it yourself in the first place. If the windows was
    installed by your OEM then it is unlikely you can get the key from
    the machine because the key they use is special OEM key and is
    useless for customers. The only key in such circumstances is the
    one at the back of your desktop or laptop.

    However, if you installed the Windows or your friend did it for you
    then these productkey tool will help you:

    32 bit systems
    <http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/produkey.zip>

    64 bit systems:
    <http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/produkey-x64.zip>

    You just need to unzip them and run with your Windows Wxplorer.
    There is no need to install anything.

    hth


    "Mark A. Sam" wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    > want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >
    > Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >
    > Mark A. Sam


    --

    LVTravel <noone@none.com> is a convicted paedophilia from Johnstown,
    USA and has been outed under Megan's Law. Please report him to your
    local authorities if you see him near your kids.
     
  7. John E. Carty

    John E. Carty Flightless Bird

    You're quite welcome :)

    "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    news:e0h1UvH0KHA.5344@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > John, Thank you.
    >
    > "John E. Carty" <jecarty@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:e2XS8oH0KHA.5344@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> It will give you the Windows key :)
    >>
    >> "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    >> news:uVbS1QH0KHA.2512@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> I meant the WindowsXP Product Key. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:-ODpDKDH0KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>>> Hello,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop
    >>>>> I want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Mark A. Sam
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> If the computer the Office software is installed onto still runs (and
    >>>> the product is not Office 2000) you can download keyfinder from
    >>>> http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Run it and it should give
    >>>> you your Office activation key.
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  8. Brian A.

    Brian A. Flightless Bird

    "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    > want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >
    > Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >
    > Mark A. Sam


    The Product Key for your laptop should be on a sticker on the bottom of the
    laptop.

    --
    Brian A.
     
  9. Barry Schwarz

    Barry Schwarz Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 21:02:18 -0400, "Mark A. Sam"
    <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    >want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.


    A google search for product key finder would provide you numerous
    options.

    --
    Remove del for email
     
  10. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    > want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >
    > Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >
    > Mark A. Sam


    You may find it helpful to use the Belarc Advisor tool. This displays a
    number of keys, including WIndows and Office keys, and also provides
    information about installed hardware that can be very helpful if you realize
    that you don't actually have the drivers, and can't identify the "unknown
    device" listed in Device Manager.
     
  11. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Look on the bottom of the laptop for the certificate.

    Mark A. Sam wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    > want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >
    > Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >
    > Mark A. Sam
    >
    >
     
  12. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Mark A. Sam wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a
    > Laptop I want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >
    > Thank you for your help and God Bless,


    What is the make and model of the laptop?

    Which version of XP is currently installed -- Home or Pro?

    Did this laptop originally come with XP? Or was it installed after the
    fact (perhaps as an upgrade)?

    If you turn your laptop upside down, do you see a Certificate of
    Authenticity sticker on it? If so, which version of Windows (XP Home or
    XP Pro or something else) is listed?

    Do you have the correct Windows XP installation CD (there are many!)?
    (Or perhaps you have a Recovery or Restore CD, which is not the same
    thing...) Also keep in mind that many laptops come with a hidden
    easy-to-use (assuming the hard drive is still healthy!) recovery
    partition. That is why I asked you to identify the make and model (and
    model number) of this laptop.
     
  13. LVTravel

    LVTravel Flightless Bird

    "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    news:uVbS1QH0KHA.2512@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I meant the WindowsXP Product Key. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    >
    >
    > "LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message
    > news:-ODpDKDH0KHA.364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Mark A. Sam" <MarkASam@EmEssEn.Com> wrote in message
    >> news:-OQP4F3G0KHA.1236@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello,
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way finding out the product key within XP? I have a Laptop I
    >>> want to reinstall on and will need to activate it.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you for your help and God Bless,
    >>>
    >>> Mark A. Sam
    >>>

    >>
    >> If the computer the Office software is installed onto still runs (and the
    >> product is not Office 2000) you can download keyfinder from
    >> http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Run it and it should give
    >> you your Office activation key.

    >
    >


    Misunderstanding on my part, I forgot what newsgroup I was responding to.
    Answer still the same unless, as has been pointed out that, if this is a
    major manufacturer's install of XP the key that keyfinder will find won't
    work for a reinstall as it is a cloned drive key. The actual key you would
    need is on the bottom of the laptop in that case.
     

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