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Where is the CD written down?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by sniff, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. sniff

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    Hi,

    I'm about to install Rollup 2. Trying to be prepared for the inevitable disaster and re-install I thought I would find my cd key ...... but can't! :oops:

    Before anyone flames me, I DO NOT want their cd key, I would just like to know where it is written, i.e. manual, back of cd etc.

    I am certain I haven't thrown it away, just need to think where I would've put it.

    I ordered an OEM version from Scan if that makes any difference.

    Thanks
     
  2. Skunkpipe

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    There should be a small sticker with a hologram stuck to your PC with the OS type and a key on it.
    If you didn't stick it to your PC then it's on the cellophane wrapper that the CD/install guide came in
     
  3. sniff

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    Thanks,

    unfortunately it looks like I have thrown this away! :suicide:

    Is there a way of recovering it from the current install?

    Would Microsoft issue me a new one if I ring them?

    Any suggestions would be greatly received.

    Sniff (Idiot)
     
  4. stuartmc

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  5. meansizzler

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    Here we go again....another guy not reading the instructions....
     
  6. sniff

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    Excuse me?
     
  7. Cable Monkey

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    meansizzler, you seem to be the sort of person who is extremlely clever in hindsight. As if you never made a mistake...

    sniff, have you found the info you are looking for? If that did not work for you, there are other suggestions known to work.
     
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    Belarc Adviser a free download from http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html This will extract & display your Microsoft product keys plus display a whole host of other useful information about your hardware & software.
     
  9. sniff

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    Thanks for the suggestions, I used magic jelly bean, and some other one I found off google and they both say the same thing.

    Disaster averted - as long as I don't lose the piece of paper I've wrote it on :suicide:
     
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    A bit of paper taped on the base of the pc is still a good option. :)
     

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