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NEED SOME HELP PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 24ggirl, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find the
    key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!
     
  2. olfart

    olfart Flightless Bird

    "24ggirl" <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:41C35D93-4AA9-4CD4-BA57-079B8507E680@microsoft.com...
    >I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    > was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find
    > the
    > key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    > that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!


    There should be a sticker on the outside of the computer case showing the
    key. or
    download and install Belarc Advisor from
    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and run it
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Unless she installed with a generic OEM cd, Belarc will give the wrong key.

    olfart wrote:

    > "24ggirl" <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:41C35D93-4AA9-4CD4-BA57-079B8507E680@microsoft.com...
    >
    >>I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    >>was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find
    >>the
    >>key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    >>that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!

    >
    >
    > There should be a sticker on the outside of the computer case showing the
    > key. or
    > download and install Belarc Advisor from
    > http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and run it
    >
    >
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    24ggirl wrote:
    > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would
    > look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would be stored
    > on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and if so how
    > would I get to it? Thank you!


    Dells come with two product keys:

    -- a unique one that represents your license which can be found on your
    Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, which is probably on the side
    of your desktop PC

    -- and a generic one that is found on both the Dell-branded XP
    installation CD that may have come with your PC *and* on your hard drive
    if use a program like Belarc Advisor of Magical Jellybean Finder.

    If you reinstall XP on your Dell *and* use the Dell-branded installation
    CD, there is no need to enter a Product Key at all because of the
    System-Locked Preinstallation (SLP) method that is used.
     
  5. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    > was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find the
    > key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    > that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!


    Use Produkey:

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

    Bernd
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Bernd wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    >> I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    >> there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would
    >> look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would be stored
    >> on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and if so how
    >> would I get to it? Thank you!

    >
    >
    > Use Produkey:
    >
    > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    >
    > Bernd


    That will have the same issue as Belarc.
     
  7. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    OK, lets say for instance that I want to see if what matches on the sticker
    is the same as whats in my computer, and besides the download here you got me
    to do, which by the way did show me something different, can you please tell
    me where I would look in my computer for this key code if I didn't want to
    download this tool even though I did. Would I look in the registry and if so
    where? I promise you I'm not trying to be complicated, difficult or anything
    like that. Just trying to learn something a little bit different here.
    Knowledge is power. Thank you.

    "olfart" wrote:

    >
    > "24ggirl" <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:41C35D93-4AA9-4CD4-BA57-079B8507E680@microsoft.com...
    > >I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    > > was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find
    > > the
    > > key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    > > that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!

    >
    > There should be a sticker on the outside of the computer case showing the
    > key. or
    > download and install Belarc Advisor from
    > http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and run it
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  8. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    Please bear with me as I wait for olfart to reply to me. Thanks.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    > Unless she installed with a generic OEM cd, Belarc will give the wrong key.
    >
    > olfart wrote:
    >
    > > "24ggirl" <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:41C35D93-4AA9-4CD4-BA57-079B8507E680@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > >>I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    > >>was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find
    > >>the
    > >>key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    > >>that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!

    > >
    > >
    > > There should be a sticker on the outside of the computer case showing the
    > > key. or
    > > download and install Belarc Advisor from
    > > http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and run it
    > >
    > >

    >
    > .
    >
     
  9. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    Thanks for this. I'll let you know if I need anything else. Appreciate it.

    "Daave" wrote:

    > 24ggirl wrote:
    > > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > > there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would
    > > look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would be stored
    > > on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and if so how
    > > would I get to it? Thank you!

    >
    > Dells come with two product keys:
    >
    > -- a unique one that represents your license which can be found on your
    > Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, which is probably on the side
    > of your desktop PC
    >
    > -- and a generic one that is found on both the Dell-branded XP
    > installation CD that may have come with your PC *and* on your hard drive
    > if use a program like Belarc Advisor of Magical Jellybean Finder.
    >
    > If you reinstall XP on your Dell *and* use the Dell-branded installation
    > CD, there is no need to enter a Product Key at all because of the
    > System-Locked Preinstallation (SLP) method that is used.
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    I'm waiting on a reply from this company to tell me which version I need to
    download and use because I don't know if I have the X64 version or the
    regular version in my computer.

    "Bernd" wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    > > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    > > was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find the
    > > key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    > > that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!

    >
    > Use Produkey:
    >
    > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    >
    > Bernd
    > .
    >
     
  11. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    When I do download it and run it I'll let you know if it has the sams issue
    as Belarc.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    >
    >
    > Bernd wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    > >
    > >> I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > >> there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would
    > >> look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would be stored
    > >> on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and if so how
    > >> would I get to it? Thank you!

    > >
    > >
    > > Use Produkey:
    > >
    > > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    > >
    > > Bernd

    >
    > That will have the same issue as Belarc.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  12. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?MjRnZ2lybA==?= <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    news:D8CE0A88-39E7-4CB3-9AB2-653E4BE2073A@microsoft.com:

    > I'm waiting on a reply from this company to tell me which version I
    > need to download and use because I don't know if I have the X64
    > version or the regular version in my computer.
    >
    > "Bernd" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >>
    >> > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    >> > there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I
    >> > would look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would
    >> > be stored on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and
    >> > if so how would I get to it? Thank you!

    >>
    >> Use Produkey:
    >>
    >> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    >>
    >> Bernd
    >> .
    >>


    If you bought this computer new and didn't specify you wanted the 64 bits
    version, you have 99.9% chances thats it's the 32 bits version.

    I visited the above site and they claim that the 32 bits will work with any version
    of Windows.
     
  13. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

  14. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    I'll ask you again, can you please tell me where I would look for the key
    code manually in my computer?

    "olfart" wrote:

    >
    > "24ggirl" <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:41C35D93-4AA9-4CD4-BA57-079B8507E680@microsoft.com...
    > >I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    > > was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find
    > > the
    > > key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    > > that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!

    >
    > There should be a sticker on the outside of the computer case showing the
    > key. or
    > download and install Belarc Advisor from
    > http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html and run it
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  15. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    Do you happen to know where I can look in my computer for the key code
    manually besides the sticker that's on there. Is it in the registry and if so
    how do I get to it and look at it myself?

    "24ggirl" wrote:

    > Thanks for this. I'll let you know if I need anything else. Appreciate it.
    >
    > "Daave" wrote:
    >
    > > 24ggirl wrote:
    > > > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > > > there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would
    > > > look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would be stored
    > > > on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and if so how
    > > > would I get to it? Thank you!

    > >
    > > Dells come with two product keys:
    > >
    > > -- a unique one that represents your license which can be found on your
    > > Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker, which is probably on the side
    > > of your desktop PC
    > >
    > > -- and a generic one that is found on both the Dell-branded XP
    > > installation CD that may have come with your PC *and* on your hard drive
    > > if use a program like Belarc Advisor of Magical Jellybean Finder.
    > >
    > > If you reinstall XP on your Dell *and* use the Dell-branded installation
    > > CD, there is no need to enter a Product Key at all because of the
    > > System-Locked Preinstallation (SLP) method that is used.
    > >
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  16. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    My virus program is preventing me from using this tool.

    "Bernd" wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    > > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on there and
    > > was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would look to find the
    > > key code. I always wondered where it would be stored on a computer. Would
    > > that be stored in the registry and if so how would I get to it? Thank you!

    >
    > Use Produkey:
    >
    > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    >
    > Bernd
    > .
    >
     
  17. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    My virus program is preventing me from using this tool.

    "Bob I" wrote:

    >
    >
    > Bernd wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    > >
    > >> I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > >> there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would
    > >> look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would be stored
    > >> on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and if so how
    > >> would I get to it? Thank you!

    > >
    > >
    > > Use Produkey:
    > >
    > > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    > >
    > > Bernd

    >
    > That will have the same issue as Belarc.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  18. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    My virus program is preventing me from using this tool.

    "24ggirl" wrote:

    > When I do download it and run it I'll let you know if it has the sams issue
    > as Belarc.
    >
    > "Bob I" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > Bernd wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    > > >
    > > >> I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > > >> there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I would
    > > >> look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would be stored
    > > >> on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and if so how
    > > >> would I get to it? Thank you!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Use Produkey:
    > > >
    > > > http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    > > >
    > > > Bernd

    > >
    > > That will have the same issue as Belarc.
    > >
    > > .
    > >
     
  19. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    My virus program is preventing me from using this tool.

    "Doum" wrote:

    > =?Utf-8?B?MjRnZ2lybA==?= <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    > news:D8CE0A88-39E7-4CB3-9AB2-653E4BE2073A@microsoft.com:
    >
    > > I'm waiting on a reply from this company to tell me which version I
    > > need to download and use because I don't know if I have the X64
    > > version or the regular version in my computer.
    > >
    > > "Bernd" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    > >>
    > >> > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > >> > there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I
    > >> > would look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would
    > >> > be stored on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and
    > >> > if so how would I get to it? Thank you!
    > >>
    > >> Use Produkey:
    > >>
    > >> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    > >>
    > >> Bernd
    > >> .
    > >>

    >
    > If you bought this computer new and didn't specify you wanted the 64 bits
    > version, you have 99.9% chances thats it's the 32 bits version.
    >
    > I visited the above site and they claim that the 32 bits will work with any version
    > of Windows.
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  20. 24ggirl

    24ggirl Flightless Bird

    What is this?

    "Doum" wrote:

    > =?Utf-8?B?MjRnZ2lybA==?= <24ggirl@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    > news:D8CE0A88-39E7-4CB3-9AB2-653E4BE2073A@microsoft.com:
    >
    > > I'm waiting on a reply from this company to tell me which version I
    > > need to download and use because I don't know if I have the X64
    > > version or the regular version in my computer.
    > >
    > > "Bernd" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    > >>
    > >> > I have this Dell desktop computer with Windows XP professional on
    > >> > there and was just wondering if you can please tell me where I
    > >> > would look to find the key code. I always wondered where it would
    > >> > be stored on a computer. Would that be stored in the registry and
    > >> > if so how would I get to it? Thank you!
    > >>
    > >> Use Produkey:
    > >>
    > >> http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
    > >>
    > >> Bernd
    > >> .
    > >>

    >
    > If you bought this computer new and didn't specify you wanted the 64 bits
    > version, you have 99.9% chances thats it's the 32 bits version.
    >
    > I visited the above site and they claim that the 32 bits will work with any version
    > of Windows.
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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