How to Recover Lost XP Product Key?

By macx
Nov 3, 2006
  1. I need to reinstall XP but can't find my Product Key.

    Also can't get into My Comp / Properties to see it
    (can't open things, that's why I have to reinstall)

    When I had problems with 98SE several years ago,
    MS gave me a "master" key to try.

    Is that possible with XP? Anybody know who to

  2. Post

    Post TS Rookie Posts: 20

    You can use the tool "Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder" to see what your key is from your XP installation
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 688

    Yes, after I posted I found that on another site, and tried it.

    Unfortunately, whatever my problem is, it won't let me run
    exe files, that included.
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The problem is rik, macx can`t run any .exe files, so I doubt he`d be able to follow the instructions anyway. I think his only option is to reformat and start again.

    Regards Howard :)
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