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Computer game Product code / Installation code

I see people every day asking what their product code (also called CD key (using this one in my explaination) , CD code, installation code, etc.) is to be able to play their game.

A CD key is unique for every CD. Whenever you use the CD key, you will not be able to use it on another computer too. This is so people can not take copies of the game to then play it again. This means CD keys cannot be shared trough internet.

Your CD key is inside your game box above the CD. If it isn't found there, it is on the backside of your manual. Those are the only two possible options of where your CD key is. It is a 25 letter and number digit. (xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx)

So, if you ask for your CD key (or whatever else you call it), then I am sure you won't get a valid answer. Try looking on the backside of your manual or above your CD first!

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just bought this pc asking for a product code said was on the cd but i didnt get one is in computer


get the code from the person that sold you the pc
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You will have to call the Microsoft Product Activation Center at 888-725-1047 and explain your situation to them (they may (or may not) give you a product key. However they will tell you what you have to do.
You will then be asked if you have the activation wizard up on your screen - respond with "YES". Finally, you will be transferred to an activation specialist. You will have to tell them what happened to you original product key (lost it, accidentally destroyed etc.) and you will have to tell them why you need the key. (Hard drive crash or whatever). They will NOT give you a replacement key if you tell them that you need it for a second computer - your are only licensed to use the key on one computer at a time! he may ask you for numbers printed on the CD . He will then tell you what you have to do to order a replacement product key.
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If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please rate my solution using FixYa's "Solution Helpful" rating scale.
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You can call microsoft and ask them to validate your windows installation. Explain you lost the disk and need to use another copy but now it wont activate. it sucks but thats the legal way to do it

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if you ignore the menu and press 0 you will get a human. good luck!

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