I need help. I'm trying re-install a copy of XP onto my machine after it started acting up. I saved the licence key in a .cab file on the machine as I knew I'd lose the bit of paper - which I have. It is saved on a seperate partition of the drive, my backup, to the one XP is re-instaling on but I now can't get at it as I have no idea whether it is possible to boot to dos and look at a .cab file?? I thought I'd written it down but I must have copied a didgit wrong somewhere along the line and it's telling me it's the wrong license key. Anyone know how to either: a) Boot to dos and look in a .cab file or b) bypass the request for a key during the install process so that I can fill it in later once xp is installed and running it's "trial period"? Many thanks in advance.