Do Win98 machines store the Product Key anywhere?

  ventanas 15:45 05 Feb 2004

Got an old '98 machine in the office with no product key sticker on it. Does anyone know if Windows stores this info anywhere such as the registry.

If I can't find it and match it to a particular cd I'm either going to have to buy another OS or wipe the machine and ditch it, according to those nice people at FAST.

  TBH1 15:49 05 Feb 2004

its in the registry somewhere - - - someone on this site posted this info ages ago. So, the good news is yes, it is stored, the bad news is I don't know how to get it. :-)

  Eric10 15:53 05 Feb 2004

In the Registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion

ProductKey is shown in the right pane.

Or do a search on the Internet for "Magical Jelly Beans" which is a small utility that will read it for you.

  ventanas 15:59 05 Feb 2004

Thanks for the info, found it now. All I have to do now is find the damn disc.

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