Need To Extract XP Key To Restore
Posted on 2008-10-31
I currently have a computer that has two versions of Windows XP Home Edition on ONE partition.
The non-working version [C:\WINDOWS] does not start up at all.
The working version (fresh install) installed in [C:\WINXP2] is temporary as I want to restore the system completely.
Now, I am wanting to log on to the working version and get the Windows XP key from the non-working version, whether it be through the registry, command-line, script, etc.
The reason I am wanting to do this, is that the serial key that is located on the front of the computer (on a Microsoft sticker) has been ripped - therefore, missing the first four digits.
I have a really high doubt that Microsoft will supply you these first four digits, even if you prove you own the key... So I was wanting to rip the serial key out of the non-working version of Windows.
Much help will be appreciated.