Lost the product key that comes with your Windows installation disk? Not to worry — it is lurking deep inside Windows.
From your Start Menu, choose Run, then type REGEDIT in the box and
For Windows 95, navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and look for an entry in the right pane called “ProductId”
In Windows 98 and ME, navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and look for an entry called “ProductKey”
In Windows 2000 and XP, there are in fact two entries, both called
“ProductKey”, one under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and another in
I need to find the product key for my work computer and it does not have a sticker on it with the number on it. I have already erased the hard drive and now trying to re-install windows and i need the product key to do so.
if you know of a way to fix my problem that would be great.
Did you have any original CD with Windows installations? Maybe you don’t need the product key.
Let us know what you have!
does this work for other programs? if so, how?
Sure, just find the correct location to your programs
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i only have the installation disk, i lost the product key….and a different windows was installed in my pc, is there anyway i can find the product key in the windows vista installation disc that i have?
would this work with Windows Vista
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does it work for windows 7
I’m not sure! but give a try!