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I am gonna have to reformat my hard drive in the next two days. i bought this PC off an old co worker... how to i get the serial key off of my PC? the O/S is Win XP professional... i know there is a software that does it, but i forgot the address.. can anyone help me out??
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awesome thanks.. that was the link (the first one) i had that i couldnt find i think.. worked out good...thanks for the other links...
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Happy to help!
Thanx.
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But he still wont be able to use the key on his new installation, will he?
I have tried ghosting across PC's, and in my experience, if the h/ware is not the same, then XP complains that something has changed and wants Windows to be re-activated.

Is there a way around this, without calling Microsoft to explain the situation?

Thx again,

JB
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by:Bobtrub
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I have found that if the software can be reactivated online if the original activation is older than 6-9 months. Meaning if the key is old enough, it will accept the key online without calling MS for activation.
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I used keyfinder from  http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml, it gave me a product key but when I tried to reinstall windows xp on the same computer, setup would not accept the key as vaild?
what happend?
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