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VB key?

Posted on 2004-08-11
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Laptop crashed
Have VB6 ent ed. to reinstall it with, but not the case (I placed all my CDs in a cd booklet).
Is there any way (since I can still get to my data on the laptop) to recover my product id from the existing install? Is it in a file or the registry or something?  

50 points for a firm "no"
500 for a "yes - find it here... "
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by:Shauli
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Well, for 50 points :(

I don't think there is a way to retrieve the installation code from your machine. However, if you have a registered copy, then Microsoft can do that for you (You know, call them, wait your turn...).

Maybe someone else knows otherwise, though.

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JohnBPrice earned 50 total points
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I searched my registry, the VS program folder, and my windows folder for any files containing my key, no go.  Must be hidden if it's there.

You might try copying all the files, and the registry keys, and then maybe the reinstall will think it was already installed and you can do a re-install.

"Don't lose this number!  You must use it everytime...."
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by:DarkoLord
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I don't think the key is stored somewhere... I think it's used only when installing...

Darko
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by:sirbounty
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Oh well - I was able to get it working with a 'guessed' key...doh!  Way to go MS for allowing that...LOL
Thanx gang -
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