Find my xp key

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rayeddie Posts 2 Registration date Wednesday January 14, 2009 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2009 - Jan 15, 2009 at 06:06 AM
 Linux only way - Jun 16, 2010 at 09:06 AM
Hello,
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
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
http://www.mayhemdevelopment.com.au/products.php?prodID=827192

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.

Regards,
Mike
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 15, 2009 at 04:41 PM
I just found this program that says it can retrieve the Windows Product Key even when windows will not boot.

https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
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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! :)
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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.


Regards,

Rajneesh
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Linux only way
Jun 16, 2010 at 09:06 AM
xpcman you rock
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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 15, 2009 at 03:27 PM
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