I lost my product code and I dont know what to do. the windows xp cds are no longer in making and I am wasting a cd because I dont know what to do with it. Please help me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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IF your windows XP is still running, you can find your original CD Key by using the Jelly bean Keyfinder.
If not, you are out of luck, because they are no longer available unless you luck out on eBay or someplace like that.
WE are not allowed to give out CD Product Keys for ANY Windows version. YOU MUST pay for it.
It is against the site policy and the Anti-Piracy laws of the United States, and many other countries
where windows is sold.
If you are testing this on an already installed windows XP it will report as incorrect. On a new installation it will work. By new I mean a removed and a replaced partition. It is an emergency installation when the original has been lost. It also somehow ties up with the original issued number by its sequencing. MS can tell you the original code from this series of alpha numerals if this series of alphas are quoted.
The product key is on the folder in which the genuine software disk was shipped to the buyer. MS Service Packs do not change the key nor should they require you to reinstall the key. You have a pirated version of XP software and even with a key it will not pass Microsoft validation. It will be quickly disabled by Microsoft and you'll be left with a black screen. You need to get a valid copy of the software.
Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:
1) Insert Windows XP cd into a working computer. 2) Exit the Autorun introduction. 3) Open "My Computer" 4) Right Click on the Windows XP cd-rom drive and select explore. 5) Open the USWXP32P_ZX folder. 6) Open the sysprep folder. 7) Open unattend.txt
Your CD's product key is contained within the unattend.txt file. Note: On some system disks, USWXP32P_ZX is a hidden folder. If you cannot locate the folder, you may also search for unattend.txt and mark "Search Hidden Files".
As this is an original, Microsoft will class it as simply a lost licence key.
Phone you local Microsoft branch and explain you have lost your key. They will ask you a couple of easy questions about the disk and then supply you with a new key that is fully functional. You will then be up and running.
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The product key should be on the case for the cd. If you lost the case go to support.microsoft.com and you can get a new code. You can not purchase XP anymore unless a store still has one because Micrasoft discontinued making XP and replaced it with Vista.
Are the cds the originals that came with your laptop? If not then that is the problem- you need to use a Toshiba OEM cd for your product key to work with it. If you are using a different brand cd (dell, hp, acer, etc.) then you will need to use their product key.
if you know any body who has a copy of xp then you can use their cd, but use your product key number that is on a sticker on the underside of your laptop, but if you had xp home dont use xp pro cd as it wont work when you input the product key.
This is quite legal as you purchase the XP licence number and not the cdrom so see if you can lend one from somebody.