recover lost product key Windows XP.

  jack 12:08 06 May 2010

In a recent post a non operating scanner proved to OK when tried on another machine.
Implication therefore duff cable or a Windows[XP Home] problem.
The owner has the Window Home Disk- stored in a CD wallet and has discarded the original jewel case.
So it may be likely this item will be needed if I under take repair or reinstall operations.
A Google of recovery tools- some of which have to be paid for- some are free and one my protection blocked as a dangerous site.

Any comments please on Product Key recovery would be most welcome

  VoG II 12:11 06 May 2010

Try this click here

  kristain 12:14 06 May 2010

Try to download a free key finder and have it automatically search your computer for your Windows xp product key.

Hope it helps.

click here

  jack 12:25 06 May 2010

Have downloaded both and installed on my 'Tools'

  birdface 13:55 06 May 2010

This from another thread.

kristain's link has nothing to do with your problem, and at best is spam. But it's also a suspect site - avoid.

Also the free version of SIW will show the product key if you look under secrets.

  birdface 13:56 06 May 2010

click here

  jack 20:06 06 May 2010

I guess 'kristians' link must be the one my protection blocked.
But as it happens Panic I need not have- when this afternoon I returned his scanner, and whilt he was under the desk plugging in the scanner power supply, I was able to casually look his 'tower over' and there suck to the side was the Win Key label- what a clever PC builder- A local chap I had recommended

  tullie 20:21 06 May 2010

If your friend is using the serial number,and you use it on yours,Microsoft will reject it wont they?

  lotvic 22:16 06 May 2010

Your post is correct in content, But,

I think you find that Jack is repairing friends pc OS on friends pc not his.

  tigertop2 22:24 06 May 2010

If anyone really wants to keep a record of every licence, piece of hardware etc associated with their computer just install the free Belarc Advisor. It gives you 7 pages or more on everything you want to know about your personal PC.

See here click here

I have used it on all my PCs for many months now and it is a very effective piece of free software

  jack 09:37 07 May 2010

Lotvic is right tullie.
Fear not we are all on occasion guilty of misinterpretation the intent of a post.
Especially mid/late evening after dinner and perhaps a bevvie warming the gizzard.

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