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Trying to reinstall microword windows wont take product code on original packaging

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Ok first are you 100% sure your inserting it right?
If yes are you sure its the same disk?
If yes try the serial number on your pc or contact the manufactorers

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Not sure if you still have the original packaging, but in some cases the product key is also available on the install manual that came with the product. If you do not have the original packaging you can perform the following and retrieve the product key. If you can start your guest operating system and that system is Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium, follow these steps to find your product key in the guest operating system:
  1. Start Registry Editor (regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MIcrosoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProductKey
  3. Write down the value of the key.
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
If you are not able to perform the following you can always reach out to Microsoft for further assistance. I hope that you have found this information to be useful, and if I can be of any further assistance, please let me know. Thank you for using fixya!

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"You must use it every time you install this software. So be sure to store this folder in a safe place."

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Not able to locate my product key.


a correctly licensed version of windows will have the license key on the side of the pc case and will look like one of the stickers listed below




Retail Software COAs coa_retail_11.jpg
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For software that is purchased separately from a computer through retail channels, the COA will be affixed to the top of the software packaging.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Large Manufacturer Pre-installed Windows COAs coa_oem_5.gif
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For Windows software that comes pre-installed by a large manufacturer (also known as an Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM) on a computer, the COA should be affixed to the body of the computer. The COA includes the 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Small Manufacturer Pre-installed Windows COAs coa_sysbldr_3.gif
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For Windows software that comes pre-installed by a small manufacturer (also known as a System Builder) on a computer, the COA is typically affixed to the body of the computer. The COA includes the 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed. Some System Builders include the Windows software with new computers but do not pre-install it. These computers should come with Pre-installed Windows COAs.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Pre-installed Non-Windows Software COAs coa_oem_4.jpg
Enlarge | View Previous Versions For non-Windows software (Microsoft Office for example) that comes with the purchase of a computer, the COA should be included with your system recovery disc or Office Ready PC packaging.
More Information clear.gif clear.gif Refurbished PC Pre-installed Windows COAs coa_oem_6_mar.jpg
Enlarge Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers that pre-install Windows XP Home Edition for Refurbished PCs or Windows XP Professional for Refurbished PCs attach a COA to the body of the computer. The COA features the Microsoft product name printed near the top of the label and a 25-character product key, which would be required if a reinstallation is needed.


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