I have a microsoft Windows 2000 Professional disc. The problem is, I need to rebbot my pc but I don't have the "Product Key". The other day I tried rebooting it then it asked for the Product key but I have lost the cover that contains it. I then checked on the disc but it only contains the "Part No".
Is their anyway I can get the Product Key for my disc back??
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It's sad but you'll have to contact Microsoft for a new key. If the disk came with the computer that you're using then you can use the product key located on the computer case. The only catch is that the key MUST be for the version of windows that you're trying to install.
Your Windows XP is not activated. This means you must find your original Windows XP disc, and the sleeve that the disc comes in should have the product key on the back.
Type in this product key to activate Windows.
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your product key is your ticket to get activated with windows and is also you activation key, which called product key by Microsoft,
whatever windows you have installed on your system I believe when you installed your windows you were asked to enter the product key on the onset of starting windows during installation, if I may ask are you getting an error when entering you Product key or are you getting a pop up that you windows is Not genuine? cause if your product key is valid then you should not be having any issue regarding your product key, was you installer of windows purchased from a retailer or Microsoft itself? if from Microsoft call them they can help you out, if from a retailer and the product key is not being accepted call them and inform them that the disc and the product key don't match they should replace at last the disc or give you the correct product key for the disc sent to you, if the disc you have came from the laptop or computer manufacturer then you will need to call them it is possible that they have a way to correctly install the Operating system without having an error.
Back up your personal data like pictures and word documents if you have some in the system just to be on the safe side ^_^
are you installing windows 7 over an existing Vista operating system or an XP? if you are then you try installing windows 7 over the old operating system installed on your pc but in the installation process you will have an option to select upgrade or custom/advance option which you should select to be able to use your product key and should not give you any errors after the installation. ^_^
The disc or the case should have the product key if you bought it alone. If you purchased a computer with Windows pre-installed the cd key should be on a sticker on your computer somewhere. If you just downloaded and burned Windows XP Service Pack 2 you could purchase the key from Microsoft online.