Recovering product key


A

Allied

Hello all,

I'm trying to recover my product key from an installation of Windows 2000
Professional so that I can reinstall it. The Microsoft COA was on the top of
the machine(it's a Compaq Desktop), and it's been worn away so that it's
unreadable.

How can I get the key out of the running Windows 2000?

Thanks,
Allied
 
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D

Dave Patrick

Give this a go.

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Allied" <nospam> wrote:
| Hello all,
|
| I'm trying to recover my product key from an installation of Windows 2000
| Professional so that I can reinstall it. The Microsoft COA was on the top
of
| the machine(it's a Compaq Desktop), and it's been worn away so that it's
| unreadable.
|
| How can I get the key out of the running Windows 2000?
|
| Thanks,
| Allied
|
|
 
A

Allied

Awesome, that thing works perfectly. Thanks Dave!

Only I think I've just wiped that hard drive by mistake. :-(.
 
D

Dave Patrick

You're welcome.

"wiped that hard drive by mistake"

Not an easy thing to do!

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Allied" <nospam> wrote:
| Awesome, that thing works perfectly. Thanks Dave!
|
| Only I think I've just wiped that hard drive by mistake. :-(.
 
A

Allied

And no, I didn't make that mistake. Installing Windows 2000 now....

Can't thank you enough Dave :).

Allied said:
Awesome, that thing works perfectly. Thanks Dave!

Only I think I've just wiped that hard drive by mistake. :-(.


Dave Patrick said:
Give this a go.

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

"Allied" <nospam> wrote:
| Hello all,
|
| I'm trying to recover my product key from an installation of Windows 2000
| Professional so that I can reinstall it. The Microsoft COA was on the top
of
| the machine(it's a Compaq Desktop), and it's been worn away so that it's
| unreadable.
|
| How can I get the key out of the running Windows 2000?
|
| Thanks,
| Allied
|
|
 
A

Allied

lol, Well in this case - I thought I *tried* to install 2000 to the wrong
hard drive, and told it to wipe it. Thankfully it was the right hard drive.
:)

So all is well and I'm finishing up the install.
 
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Mr C

I noticed. My news server was chillin' out that day so I wasn't
receiving new posts for hours. Anyway, glad you're sorted out.

Mr C.

Allied formulated on Tuesday :
 
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Allied

I see, appreciate it anyways :). I like your "forumlated", "pretended",
etc. It's humorous.
 

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