My kid pealed of last three digits of Halo Product Key!

By Mirob ยท 25 replies
Feb 18, 2006
  1. Well I have most of it stll. As a figure I just have 35937 possiblitys left. :(
    so I have:

    Any why to find out the rest of it?
    Anyone with a key that looks like this that may be able to narrow my quest down a little?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Is it already installed on your PC? There are some programs that may be able to get the key if the game is already installed.
  3. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 478

    Do you know of one?

    Yes, it's on one. I was going to reinstall Window on another hard drive, but I guess I'll just clone the whole thing.
  4. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I'm trying to find the program I used.
    Have you looked in the registry? A lot of times, it's stored there.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Many games store the key in a simple text file on the game directory, too.
  6. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 478

    It's there, but it makes no sence. It's a very long series of hex numbers, and not character codes. I can't find a reader.

    I emailed MS. I'm sure they will sell me a new one.
  7. Ronnietkh

    Ronnietkh TS Rookie


    If the program is installed, try Belarc Advisor at this site:


  8. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 478

    That gave the Xp key and some other MS keys, but not the Halo key. :(

  9. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Good news

    ya i would wait until MS replys, but sometimes they're too busy and they can't. Is there another company that made Halo? If so, call them. They might have some kind of override code or another working product key ;)
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    So, it's encrypted. Better wait for the reply from MS.
  11. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 478

    This is my email back from M$,

    Please contact the Microsoft Customer Central Support to obtain a new product key. Customer Service Representative will try to generate a generic Product Key.

    To contact Microsoft Customer Central Support and receive new key, follow these steps:


    1. Call 1-800-936-5700

    2. Wait on the line until you are presented with new options

    3. Press 0 (zero) to speak to a Customer Service Representative

    4. The Customer Service Representative will inform regarding key generator limits in addition to the surcharge for getting a new key generated.

    Please let me know if this information addresses your concern. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

    Best regards,

    To provide additional feedback or to explore more support options, please visit the Microsoft Help and Support website at:

    $10 for a new key.
  12. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    this is why i never am going to have kids :cool:
  13. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    So the key is in hex.

    You can use the windows calculator to convert hex back into standard numbers.
  14. crazdude

    crazdude TS Rookie Posts: 183

    ok, I know this isnt much help, but i dont think it was a good idea writing part of the cd key on the internet, lol, someone else could steal it, and dont want that to happen
  15. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 478

    If you can guess the other 22 digits you can have it. Three were t0o many for me to guess.
  16. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    same problem

    i bought halo and the box didnt come with the product key..i called the tech support # in the halo manual and they gave me the key free of charge the first time (said second time they charge $10 fee). just call em and say box didnt come with key and im sure the'll be happy to give you a new one
  17. crazdude

    crazdude TS Rookie Posts: 183

    lol, nvm, my bad, am stupid
  18. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I would say pay $10. its just that easy. then you can write it down, or save it on your computer. then again, you can use a reader, windows calculator does work.
  19. g0dFather

    g0dFather TS Rookie

    Problem solved!

    STOP! Don't blow your money on something you already own.

    Halo is released through Microsoft, and as such uses the same Digital Product ID algorithm as Windows, Office, etc.

    What you need is a key finder that allows you to manually enter the ID.
    KeyViewer by

    At the bottom of the web page explains How to get the raw key from "DigitalProductId". Download the viewer, follow the directions and you should be able to retrieve your key. It worked for me! :)
  20. lost_and_found

    lost_and_found TS Rookie

    I found this site came here trying to do the exact same thing. Since I am a complete computer n00b, I had hard time retrieving it, so I wrote out some instructions that (I hope) are easy to follow. For the many who are sent here because it is the first hit on a google search for "retrieve halo product key", I hope this will be of help.

    Thanks to g0dFather whose information helped a lot :)

    My step-by-step guide:
  21. g0dFather

    g0dFather TS Rookie

    I'm glad I could help. I just hope that isn't YOUR key that's posted in your link :haha:
  22. gwalt

    gwalt TS Rookie

    I had to write and join of course. Anyway, my son threw out the box that Halo came in and he was at my house and wanted to play it(Halo) on my Badass computer. He puts the disk in only to get the product key prompt. After I bitched him out for hurrying through things, I told him relax that Dad would fix it. I tried a couple of programs from majorgeeks before I gave up and did a google search and found this thread.
    Thanks Lost & Found for this,
    My step-by-step guide:

    and Godfather for putting on the right path. All is well now.

  23. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    You people asking for help on this topic should start new threads. This thread is ridiculously old and should not be resurrected.
  24. GooglerGuy

    GooglerGuy TS Rookie

    Thank you lost_and_found!!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to make that link with the description. It worked perfectly, and I've retrieved my key. I know this is a "ridiculously old" thread, but it's still helping people like me. I kind of felt burned that I paid for a game and couldn't use it just because I misplaced a product key. Power to the people!
  25. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    googlerguy... you brought back a dead thread that was boughten back to life that was dead?!

    Ok... make a new thread :p
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