Find my xp key [Solved/Closed]

rayeddie 2 Posts Wednesday January 14, 2009Registration date January 15, 2009 Last seen - Jan 15, 2009 at 06:06 AM - Latest reply:  Linux only way
- Jun 16, 2010 at 09:06 AM
I have corrupted files in windows xp, it wont boot even in safe mode.
I have run my hard drive externally and run chkdsk /r.
Still wont boot when i put it back and run windows.
I dont know the windows key otherwise i would use a xp disk i have which is for anothe computer and reinstal.
Any way of running the drive externally and finding out what the windows key is?
I dont think i can do it with Belarc, or can I?
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Was Frustrated - Dec 22, 2009 at 09:44 PM
Thank you
Hello there,

I would just like to point out an application that i myself had come across recently to retrieve my Windows product key and MS Office keys.

XP CD-Key Finder: by Mayhem Development

This application i found very handy and very quick to use, Plus it allows me to use it at work for the more difficult job of trying to find the cd keys on a non-bootable hard drive.

Basically it will get the product keys as per usual but will also obtain the current IP/User/PC Name which saves me just that little bit more time when i am doing multiple computer.

I have put it on a USB key which i quickly just plug in any time i need to use it.
But the better part is it is now on my main pc... If i cant boot a hdd i will simply plug the hdd into a usb adapter and then run the application on the ntuser.dat or the *.sav files which has allowed me to obtain the keys that way.

Hope this one can be helpful for someone else like it has been for me.


Thank you, Was Frustrated 10

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xpcman 19043 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus June 22, 2018 Last seen - Jan 15, 2009 at 04:41 PM
Thank you
I just found this program that says it can retrieve the Windows Product Key even when windows will not boot.
Thank you SO MUCH for the keyfinder! I had a preinstalled Windows which I needed to reinstall, and I didn't have my product key for the rescue disk; now I do! Again I say, thanks a lot! :)
Rajneesh > OMIGHTY1 - Dec 5, 2009 at 03:50 AM
Thank you SO MUCH for the keyfinder! & but I d'not know my window XP prfessional (Sevice Pack 3) product Key.


xpcman you rock
xpcman 19043 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus June 22, 2018 Last seen - Jan 15, 2009 at 03:27 PM
Thank you
You could try a repair install - see this web page: