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trnstar

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I bought an oem copy of windows xp home a while back, I still have the COA on my computer but the part with the CD key is unreadable. The top part has a some other key that I think is the Product ID or something. Is there any way I can use this product key to get my cd key back? My hard drive that I had the OS on is reformatted (because it was not bootable)

Edited by trnstar, 13 March 2008 - 08:00 PM.

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Will_00

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You may want to check Magic Jelly Bean Keyfinder - I have never tried it, but it seems to find exactly what you are looking for.
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but I reformated my hard drive... will it find the cd key from the cd itself? also I identified that mysterious number, it is the COA ID number. Not sure if it will help me out any.
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No, there is no way to get the CD Key. You will have to buy another from Microsoft I'm afraid. Cheaper than buying a new copy of XP though. I think MS charges around $30 for this.
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$30? I thought it was $10? that stinks...

Thanks for the help
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