Trying to determine the Product key - again

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by IzodIzod, May 8, 2005.

  1. IzodIzod

    IzodIzod Guest

    I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD. I can
    get to the ini file.
    There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it ask for 5
    groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the right combination.
    I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the Cover and
    I'm trying to reload it.....

    Thanks for your help.

    --
    Chet Force
    Bradenton, Fl
     
    IzodIzod, May 8, 2005
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  2. IzodIzod

    Toolman Tim Guest

    There is NO key on the CD. It's on a paper or sticker that comes WITH the
    CD. If the software is installed on the computer, you can get the KEY using
    the software recommended earlier. If you have CDs, not installed, no key,
    you're SOL.

    "IzodIzod" <> wrote in message
    news:Mqefe.6209$...
    >I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    >doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD. I can
    >get to the ini file.
    > There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it ask for
    > 5 groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the right
    > combination.
    > I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the Cover
    > and I'm trying to reload it.....
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > --
    > Chet Force
    > Bradenton, Fl
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Toolman Tim, May 8, 2005
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  3. IzodIzod

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Yea what Tim said.

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    "IzodIzod" <> wrote in message
    news:Mqefe.6209$...
    >I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    >doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD. I can
    >get to the ini file.
    > There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it ask for
    > 5 groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the right
    > combination.
    > I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the Cover
    > and I'm trying to reload it.....
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >
    > --
    > Chet Force
    > Bradenton, Fl
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    pcbutts1, May 8, 2005
    #3
  4. IzodIzod

    Toolman Tim Guest

    ;o) old story...someone didn't read the instructions when they opened the
    box "Do not lose this key - you will need it to install or reinstall this
    software". (Duh!) I can't imagine someone trying manually to create a 25
    character key code. How many years do you estimate it will take?


    "pcbutts1" <> wrote in message
    news:daffe.2970$...
    > Yea what Tim said.
    >
    > --
    >
    >
    > The best live web video on the internet http://www.seedsv.com/webdemo.htm
    > Sharpvision simply the best http://www.seedsv.com
    >
    >
    >
    > "IzodIzod" <> wrote in message
    > news:Mqefe.6209$...
    >>I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    >>doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD. I can
    >>get to the ini file.
    >> There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it ask
    >> for 5 groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the right
    >> combination.
    >> I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the Cover
    >> and I'm trying to reload it.....
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Chet Force
    >> Bradenton, Fl
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Toolman Tim, May 8, 2005
    #4
  5. IzodIzod wrote:
    > I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    > doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD. I can
    > get to the ini file.
    > There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it ask for 5
    > groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the right combination.
    > I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the Cover and
    > I'm trying to reload it.....
    >
    > Thanks for your help.


    Okay, assuming that you have a legitimate copy of the software and it's
    licensed to you, give a call to MS and ask them for help. If you're on
    the up and up, they'll try to help you. After all, you *are* a paying
    customer.

    If none of this applies to you, you need to sharpen your skills at
    ripping off software companies without publicly asking for help. And
    you'll get precious little help in this group (if the past is any
    indication).
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 8, 2005
    #5
  6. IzodIzod

    FML Guest

    Toolman Tim spewed forth...

    > ;o) old story...someone didn't read the instructions when they opened
    > the box "Do not lose this key - you will need it to install or
    > reinstall this software". (Duh!) I can't imagine someone trying
    > manually to create a 25 character key code. How many years do you
    > estimate it will take?


    This could be wrong (it has been a long time since I had this kind of
    math). If I remember correctly the number of permutations using all 26
    letters and 10 numbers would be 36! or roughly 3.71993327 × 10^41. Even
    at one try every millisecond, it would take 3.71993327 × 10^38 seconds.
    Now, there are approximately 3.1536 x 10^7 seconds in a year. So, it
    would take 1.1795831 x 10^31 years. Thats:
    11,795,831,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years. (11+ nonillion years
    (US))
    (approximately :)


    >
    >
    > "pcbutts1" <> wrote in message
    > news:daffe.2970$...
    >> Yea what Tim said.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> The best live web video on the internet
    >> http://www.seedsv.com/webdemo.htm Sharpvision simply the best
    >> http://www.seedsv.com
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "IzodIzod" <> wrote in message
    >> news:Mqefe.6209$...
    >>>I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    >>>doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD.
    >>>I can get to the ini file.
    >>> There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it
    >>> ask for 5 groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the
    >>> right combination.
    >>> I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the
    >>> Cover and I'm trying to reload it.....
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for your help.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Chet Force
    >>> Bradenton, Fl
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    >
     
    FML, May 8, 2005
    #6
  7. FML wrote:
    > Toolman Tim spewed forth...
    >
    >
    >>;o) old story...someone didn't read the instructions when they opened
    >>the box "Do not lose this key - you will need it to install or
    >>reinstall this software". (Duh!) I can't imagine someone trying
    >>manually to create a 25 character key code. How many years do you
    >>estimate it will take?

    >
    >
    > This could be wrong (it has been a long time since I had this kind of
    > math). If I remember correctly the number of permutations using all 26
    > letters and 10 numbers would be 36! or roughly 3.71993327 × 10^41. Even
    > at one try every millisecond, it would take 3.71993327 × 10^38 seconds.
    > Now, there are approximately 3.1536 x 10^7 seconds in a year. So, it
    > would take 1.1795831 x 10^31 years. Thats:
    > 11,795,831,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years. (11+ nonillion years
    > (US))
    > (approximately :)


    Jeez, then them hacker/crackers must be fucking brilliant. They usually
    have a keygen available for download within about 20 seconds of a
    product's release.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 8, 2005
    #7
  8. IzodIzod

    IzodIzod Guest

    Your right... The Software's ligit. And after a long time elapse and a
    couple of moves I can't find the cover. I'm sure MS will help. This
    certainly isn't the first time something like this has happened. However, I
    thought I had my bases covered when I copied some files to the back. There
    I was able to find the ini file which has a product code but of course it
    needs decyfering (sp).

    Sorry to have bothered anybody Da





    "Rôgêr" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > IzodIzod wrote:
    >> I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    >> doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD. I
    >> can get to the ini file.
    >> There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it ask
    >> for 5 groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the right
    >> combination.
    >> I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the Cover
    >> and I'm trying to reload it.....
    >>
    >> Thanks for your help.

    >
    > Okay, assuming that you have a legitimate copy of the software and it's
    > licensed to you, give a call to MS and ask them for help. If you're on the
    > up and up, they'll try to help you. After all, you *are* a paying
    > customer.
    >
    > If none of this applies to you, you need to sharpen your skills at ripping
    > off software companies without publicly asking for help. And you'll get
    > precious little help in this group (if the past is any indication).
     
    IzodIzod, May 8, 2005
    #8
  9. IzodIzod

    FML Guest

    Rôgêr spewed forth...

    > FML wrote:
    >> Toolman Tim spewed forth...
    >>
    >>
    >>>;o) old story...someone didn't read the instructions when they opened
    >>>the box "Do not lose this key - you will need it to install or
    >>>reinstall this software". (Duh!) I can't imagine someone trying
    >>>manually to create a 25 character key code. How many years do you
    >>>estimate it will take?

    >>
    >>
    >> This could be wrong (it has been a long time since I had this kind of
    >> math). If I remember correctly the number of permutations using all 26
    >> letters and 10 numbers would be 36! or roughly 3.71993327 × 10^41. Even
    >> at one try every millisecond, it would take 3.71993327 × 10^38 seconds.
    >> Now, there are approximately 3.1536 x 10^7 seconds in a year. So, it
    >> would take 1.1795831 x 10^31 years. Thats:
    >> 11,795,831,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years. (11+ nonillion years
    >> (US))
    >> (approximately :)

    >
    > Jeez, then them hacker/crackers must be fucking brilliant. They usually
    > have a keygen available for download within about 20 seconds of a
    > product's release.
    >


    My math is probably wrong. Just trying to be a smartass.
    I'm thinking hacker/crackers don't crack things using brute force (trying
    every possible key). I'm sure they use quite a bit of reverse engineering
    on the code that validates the key. Just a guess.
     
    FML, May 8, 2005
    #9
  10. FML wrote:

    > My math is probably wrong. Just trying to be a smartass.
    > I'm thinking hacker/crackers don't crack things using brute force (trying
    > every possible key). I'm sure they use quite a bit of reverse engineering
    > on the code that validates the key. Just a guess.


    They usually just figure out the algorithm, using past examples as hints
    to the new one. For one thing, using a Product Key was never meant to be
    a really strong anti-hacking tool, mostly just discourages casual
    software copiers. Secondly, from what I hear, many of the algorithm
    cracks are leaked by insiders.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 8, 2005
    #10
  11. IzodIzod wrote:
    > I didn't do a good enough job explaining. I got the software, but it
    > doesn't allow you to look at the CD. I have the Software on a CD. I can
    > get to the ini file.
    > There the product code is 33 characters. When I go to install, it ask for 5
    > groups of 5 character's (25). I can't seem to find the right combination.
    > I was hoping the software would look at the CD. I don't have the Cover and
    > I'm trying to reload it.....
    >
    > Thanks for your help.
    >

    I'm in Oz, maybe that's why your post doesn't make much sense....
    You have the CD. You can look at the CD. I don't understand how the
    software on the CD doesn't let you look at it??? Right click it and
    select "explore"?
    The Product Key is not the CD Key that you need for installation.
    They are 2 separate numbers.
    The CD key is not some magical permutation or combination of the Product
    Key.
    The CD Key is either on a sticker on the back of the CD cover, or it is
    on the authenticity certificate.
    The software will look at the CD (I assume you mean during install)
    otherwise it wouldn't start the install.
    The CD Key is not anywhere on the install CD.
     
    The Muffin Man, May 8, 2005
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