Help! Lost my serial # and need to reinstall

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Okay here's the deal. About 2 years ago (give or take) I bought a copy of
Windows XP Pro through a software program at my University. I have since
graduated and moved. Somewhere in the move I managed to lose the slip I got
with the software that had my Serial # on it. My hard drive on my old
computer is starting to fail so it needs replacing. I'd like to put my copy
of Win XP Pro back on the new drive. Is there some way I can get the OS to
tell me the Serial # I used to register and activate the software with
Microsoft? I really can't afford to go out and buy another copy of Windows XP
Pro so need to be able to use the copy I have.

Anyone got any advice? If I install it on the new drive I can't do anything
without the Serial #'s and I really need to replace the drive soon.
 
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Go here:
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
Near the bottom "View Product Key XP"

Otherwise you will need to buy Windows XP again unless the seller can
help.

Also if you had an educational copy, you may no longer be licensed to
use it.
Check your specific EULA.

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"sojan80(remove this)@hotmail.com" <sojan80(remove
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> Okay here's the deal. About 2 years ago (give or take) I bought a
> copy of
> Windows XP Pro through a software program at my University. I have
> since
> graduated and moved. Somewhere in the move I managed to lose the
> slip I got
> with the software that had my Serial # on it. My hard drive on my
> old
> computer is starting to fail so it needs replacing. I'd like to put
> my copy
> of Win XP Pro back on the new drive. Is there some way I can get the
> OS to
> tell me the Serial # I used to register and activate the software
> with
> Microsoft? I really can't afford to go out and buy another copy of
> Windows XP
> Pro so need to be able to use the copy I have.
>
> Anyone got any advice? If I install it on the new drive I can't do
> anything
> without the Serial #'s and I really need to replace the drive soon.
 
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Hi sojan80,

Give Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder a try:
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml



Regards,

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Patti MacLeod
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

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this)@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Okay here's the deal. About 2 years ago (give or take) I bought a copy of
> Windows XP Pro through a software program at my University. I have since
> graduated and moved. Somewhere in the move I managed to lose the slip I
got
> with the software that had my Serial # on it. My hard drive on my old
> computer is starting to fail so it needs replacing. I'd like to put my
copy
> of Win XP Pro back on the new drive. Is there some way I can get the OS to
> tell me the Serial # I used to register and activate the software with
> Microsoft? I really can't afford to go out and buy another copy of Windows
XP
> Pro so need to be able to use the copy I have.
>
> Anyone got any advice? If I install it on the new drive I can't do
anything
> without the Serial #'s and I really need to replace the drive soon.
 

Jerry

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www.belarc.com and get The Belarc Advisor.

"sojan80(remove this)@hotmail.com" <sojan80(remove
this)@hotmail.com@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Okay here's the deal. About 2 years ago (give or take) I bought a copy of
> Windows XP Pro through a software program at my University. I have since
> graduated and moved. Somewhere in the move I managed to lose the slip I
> got
> with the software that had my Serial # on it. My hard drive on my old
> computer is starting to fail so it needs replacing. I'd like to put my
> copy
> of Win XP Pro back on the new drive. Is there some way I can get the OS to
> tell me the Serial # I used to register and activate the software with
> Microsoft? I really can't afford to go out and buy another copy of Windows
> XP
> Pro so need to be able to use the copy I have.
>
> Anyone got any advice? If I install it on the new drive I can't do
> anything
> without the Serial #'s and I really need to replace the drive soon.
 
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"Patti MacLeod" <pam120@nospamshaw.ca> wrote in message
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> Hi sojan80,
>
> Give Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder a try:
> http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
========================
It doesn't seem to be available anymore. I was redirected to another site.
:-(

FS............
 
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This worked a minute ago.
Go here:
http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
Near the bottom "View Product Key XP"

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http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


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>
> "Patti MacLeod" <pam120@nospamshaw.ca> wrote in message
> news:eTtnvoMsEHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi sojan80,
>>
>> Give Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder a try:
>> http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
> ========================
> It doesn't seem to be available anymore. I was redirected to
> another site.
> :-(
>
> FS............
>
 
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"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
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> This worked a minute ago.
> Go here:
> http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm
> Near the bottom "View Product Key XP"
=========================
Thanks,... got it! :)

FS.......
 

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works for me

~ FreeSpirit ~ wrote:

> "Patti MacLeod" <pam120@nospamshaw.ca> wrote in message
> news:eTtnvoMsEHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
>>Hi sojan80,
>>
>>Give Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder a try:
>>http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
>
> ========================
> It doesn't seem to be available anymore. I was redirected to another site.
> :-(
>
> FS............
>
 
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It works for me, too, as I just tried it a moment ago.



Regards,

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Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User

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> works for me
>
> ~ FreeSpirit ~ wrote:
>
> > "Patti MacLeod" <pam120@nospamshaw.ca> wrote in message
> > news:eTtnvoMsEHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> >
> >>Hi sojan80,
> >>
> >>Give Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder a try:
> >>http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
> >
> > ========================
> > It doesn't seem to be available anymore. I was redirected to another
site.
> > :-(
> >
> > FS............
> >