need license # for win xp prof

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have the windows xp profesional disc, but have lost the cover with the id
    #. Can anyone help?
    Guest, Mar 13, 2007
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  2. Guest

    John Barnes Guest

    Sorry. You can try calling Microsoft, and if you registered it, not just
    activated it, you have a small chance.
    John Barnes, Mar 13, 2007
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  3. The Windows 25-character Product Key (required to perform the
    installation) is not on the installation CD in any way, shape, or form.
    It is stored on the CD packaging on a bright orange sticker that says
    "Do not lose this number." If it was an OEM (factory installed)
    license, it's stored on a label that the PC manufacturer affixed to
    the exterior of the PC case, or on the bottom of a laptop.

    To recover a lost Product Key:

    If your system still runs, you should be able to use Belarc Advisor
    from to find the Product Key.
    (If you have a factory-installed OEM license, and haven't since
    reinstalled the OS, the revealed Product Key is probably of the drive
    image used at the factory and not your specific Product Key; therefore,
    it probably cannot be -- and definitely should not be -- used for a

    If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:

    How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware;en-us;326246

    If it was an OEM license, you should contact the computer's
    manufacturer; although very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of
    the Product Keys they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy a
    new license.


    Bruce Chambers

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    Bruce Chambers, Mar 13, 2007
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    miso Guest

    Sure. Would you like my ATM PIN as well?
    miso, Mar 13, 2007
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