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I have a working system with Visual Studio 5 running on it.  But I need to re-install Visual Studio 5 on a new computer and I've lost the registration key thats needed to do the install.  I have the discs, just not the CD lable that had the key on it.

Is there any way to find out what the key was that I used when I originally installed it on my old system?  It's not listed when I do a help-about in Visual Studio.  I've tried key-finder and several other similar program with no success.  They find all sorts of product keys for my other MS products, but not for Visual Studio.  Any ideas?
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by:phrankenstrat
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You can try Belarc Advisor. It's free  http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
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by:rick60
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I've tried Belarc and ProduKey... no luck.  The VB5 key is a 10-digit key...  not like the ones used in Office and other MS apps....
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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
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Would this work?

Mega Key Viewer 2
http://mega-key-viewer.smartcode.com/info.html
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by:rick60
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Mega Key Viewer did not find it either.....
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by:John-Charles-Herzberg
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OK this should work

http://www.product-key.com/keyfinders/visual%20studio-product-key.htm

Visual Studio Product Key Finder 2010

Have you lost your product key for Visual Studio? In order to install or reinstall Visual Studio (or most other commercial software), you must have access to a product key (CD Key) for that version of the product. But, if you can no longer find the product key, you lose a valuable software license.

Solution: With the award-winning Keyfinder, you can retrieve your Visual Studio product key from your currently installed software. Click the download link below for a free system scan to find your Visual Studio key.
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by:rick60
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Actually product-key.com was one of the first one's I tried...  but it seems to only find Visual Studio keys for 2008 and greater...  It did not find my VB5 key.
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rick60 earned 0 total points
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Solved it...  After exhaustive digging in attic... I found the CD case that had the key.
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