can i have a winxp product key please

Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key 


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jack
3/28/2010 9:54:28 PM
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"jack wilkinson" wrote:

> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key 
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Utf
3/28/2010 10:40:01 PM

"jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message 
news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key

Since software can cost a lot of money, people tend to keep detailed lists 
of their software purchases, complete with product keys. If you didn't then 
you need to extract yours the hard way round: Download a copy of keyfinder 
from http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml, then ask a 
computer-savvy friend to assist you in connecting your hard disk to his 
machine so that you can extract your product key from the off-line registry. 
It works - I have done it myself. 

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Pegasus
3/28/2010 11:03:39 PM
It depends on how you managed to install Windows XP.  Did you install it 
with a CD supplied to you by your computer maker?  If so then the product 
key is at the base of your laptop or at the side of your desktop.

If you installed it with a CD you bought in a box from your local store then 
the product key should be on the sleeve of the CD on an orange label.

If you downloaded the OS from a hackers site then the product ID was on the 
screen and also in a dot txt or dot info file that came with it.

Please give us more info so that our resident specialists can help you out 
here.

hth

"jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message 
news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
> 


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LD55ZRA
3/28/2010 11:16:21 PM

"Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message 
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>
> "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message 
> news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
>> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
>
> Since software can cost a lot of money, people tend to keep detailed lists 
> of their software purchases, complete with product keys. If you didn't 
> then you need to extract yours the hard way round: Download a copy of 
> keyfinder from http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml, then ask a 
> computer-savvy friend to assist you in connecting your hard disk to his 
> machine so that you can extract your product key from the off-line 
> registry. It works - I have done it myself.

Even after reinstalling XP? 

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LVTravel
3/29/2010 12:31:24 AM

"jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message 
news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
>

No product key on the computer's back or bottom?  Where then did you get the 
original installation of XP? 

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LVTravel
3/29/2010 12:32:21 AM
"jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message 
news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key

Jack,

Those Microsoft people; they're SO stingy when it comes to handing out 
product keys just for the asking.  It's not like my local car dealer.  Now, 
*they* have nice people working there.  I went up to a car on the lot and I 
told the salesman, "I just bought this car even though it still has your 
stickers on the window and I lost the keys.  Will you please give me another 
key ?"  They did !  Man are they nice.  Maybe Microsoft should call them and 
learn a thing or two about customer service.

Jack, call Microsoft and tell them to call the car dealer at 1-800-437-6200. 
Then, Tuesday, call Microsoft back.  I'll bet you they'll give you two 
product key then.

You can thank me later.

BillyBob 

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BillyBob
3/29/2010 3:42:40 AM
"LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message 
news:umPOHdtzKHA.2512@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>
>
> "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message 
> news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
>> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
>>
>
> No product key on the computer's back or bottom?  Where then did you get 
> the original installation of XP?

LVTravel,

I believe Jack got his the same way I got mine.  The product key for the 
original installation was not on the back or the bottom.  It was inside. 
The outside of the box said something like "Croacker Jack" or "Cracker Jack" 
and the key was *inside* the box.

I'm pretty sure that's it.

He gets what he gets for not saving the product key in a safe place.  I feel 
real bad for him.....OK, I don't.

BillyBob 

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BillyBob
3/29/2010 5:36:05 AM

"LVTravel" <noone@none.com> wrote in message 
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>
>
> "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:uYHbsrszKHA.6112@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>
>>
>> "jack wilkinson" <bargaindirect@clerk.com> wrote in message 
>> news:efTeyFszKHA.2436@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost 
>>> product key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product 
>>> key
>>
>> Since software can cost a lot of money, people tend to keep detailed 
>> lists of their software purchases, complete with product keys. If you 
>> didn't then you need to extract yours the hard way round: Download a copy 
>> of keyfinder from http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml, then 
>> ask a computer-savvy friend to assist you in connecting your hard disk to 
>> his machine so that you can extract your product key from the off-line 
>> registry. It works - I have done it myself.
>
> Even after reinstalling XP?

The OP needs to have a complete copy of the original System registry hive. 
If he overwrote his old installation without having any backups then there 
is no hope. 

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Pegasus
3/29/2010 6:05:26 AM
jack wilkinson wrote:

> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product 
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key

And just how did you "lose" the sticker on the case?  Uh huh.
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VanguardLH
3/29/2010 11:29:56 AM
"VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message 
news:hoq2vh$k4t$1@news.albasani.net...
> jack wilkinson wrote:
>
>> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
>> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
>
> And just how did you "lose" the sticker on the case?  Uh huh.

Actually, that's not as far-fetched as it sounds. The sticker on my ~3 year 
old case came off (it's a Compaq with sticker on the side), and if I hadn't 
seen it lying on the floor, it would have gotten sucked up in the vacuum, 
I'm sure. When I was working, we had a couple of older Compaq's shipped to 
us from Ohio and the stickers were gone from them also. HP/Compaq's glue 
isn't the best, I guess :)

That said, I don't believe for a second that Jack is having the same 
problem, although it is possible. . .
-- 
SC Tom

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SC
3/29/2010 12:18:24 PM
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jack wilkinson wrote:
> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
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PA
3/29/2010 6:26:20 PM
I lost my checkbook: Can I have yours?

jack wilkinson wrote:
> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost product
> key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a product key
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PA
3/29/2010 6:26:53 PM
jack wilkinson wrote:
> Hi my computer all a sudden crashed and i reinstalled xp but lost
> product key and microsoft wont help mecan you please give me a
> product key

Your difficulty is similar to the same one you'd have if you lost a $100 
bill. Nobody is going to give you one of theirs.

You may claim that it's not the same because you want only a copy. If 
someone gives you a copy of their XP key, then, sooner or later, their XP 
installation will quit working as the Microsoft servers detect the same key 
in multiple locations.

This is not an unknown problem.

The easiest solution is simply to buy another copy of XP. And it won't even 
use up your whole $100 bill. 


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HeyBub
3/30/2010 8:29:01 PM
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