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Hi,

I have a windows 2003 german OS cd but dont have the Cd key.Is it possible to find the cd key from its contents.

Please help.

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Sharath
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http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml should be able to locate it...
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by:bsharath
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Yes this worked but this only finds after we install but i dont have the key to install
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Then you'd need the COA sticker (usually on the CD case or manual (back cover))...
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Or it could be stamped on the side of the system (it's a hollographic label, in case you weren't aware)
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No i dont have any of these.I just have the cd without the case
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by:sirbounty
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I don't believe you'll be able to then - that key is necessary to use the software in production...
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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            Hi bsharath
               CD keys are not kept in installation CDs and thats why no way/program to export key from CD. If this CD is a retail copy, then CD key should be on a sticker on CD Case. If it is a VLK, then you need Volume License key, which should be retrieved from reseller.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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          Also some computer technicians paste this sticker to computer case. Check back, top, sides of the computer case if any stiker is pasted.
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Thanx.
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