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jtshaw
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:50 am    Post subject: Lost activation key
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I have installed XP professional from an upgrade kit. I
may have to reinstall the Windows but I have lost the
actiation key needed during the setup. I have the
original disk and box but not the key. Is there some way
to obtain the activation key? Thank you for help.


Jay
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Carey Frisch MVP2
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Lost activation key [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If your computer is still operational:

Retrieve your Windows XP CD key
http://michaelstevenstech.com/ViewKeyXP.htm

[Courtesy of Michael Stevens, MS-MVP]

If your computer is not operational:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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"Jay" wrote:

| I have installed XP professional from an upgrade kit. I
| may have to reinstall the Windows but I have lost the
| actiation key needed during the setup. I have the
| original disk and box but not the key. Is there some way
| to obtain the activation key? Thank you for help.
|
| Jay
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