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windows vista SP2 product key finder

Posted on 2010-11-16
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Hi, how to locate my product key in my windows vista SP2 ? I need to format the PC and reinstall the windows again.
I try many key finder product they gives me this messege:

Windows Vista (TM) Business
BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB

any advice?
Thanks
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by:ahdfx
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It will be on the original Media or if it is a HP or Dell it will be on a sticker on the front/top of the PC.
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by:reoroman
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that is right but the sticker is not there.
thank you
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by:reoroman
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same result..... the belarc advisor show everything in my PC, i thought it will show what i am wearing also !! ;-)

but unfortunately not windows key.
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by:TunerML
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Belarc would have been my first choice also but you can try one of these, if not you'll need to contact microsoft customer support to receive a replacement key.

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

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by:msincorp
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Try this - http://www.gtopala.com/siw-diff.html System Information for Windows.  Shows everything you need:

Property      Value
Name      Windows Vista (Ultimate)
      Terminal Services in Remote Admin Mode
      Multiprocessor Free
      Running on the console.
Kernel Version      6.1.7600.16617
Security                           128 bits
Serial Number      00426-066-0423577-XXXXX
Product Key                            2379C-FB883-QPG3J-PRCM3-XXXXX
Product Name      Windows 7 Ultimate
Build Lab                            7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621
      
Automatic Updates      Automatic (Recommended)
Next Detection Time      2010-11-17 06:08:03
Scheduled Install      Every Day @ 3:00 AM
      
System Restore      Enabled
      
Owner      
Organization      
Machine GUID      efa30004-9be0-4551-b568-xxxxxxxxxx
      
Domain      MS
Domain Controller      \|server
Computer Name      TECH-ROOM
Language                           English (United States)
Boot Time                           11/15/2010   18:54:21.375
Running Time      19 hours 31 minutes 55 seconds

Hope this helps!

Chris
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You won't be able to recover the Key this way.  Your version has been activated using a MAK ( Multiple Activation Key ) so Windows records the fact it has been activated but to reactivate it needs to be reconnected to the Key Server, directly by Microsoft or by telephone activation.  The Key is not retained on the PC only the fact that the system is active.

Key finders won't work.

Check Microsoft Volume Activation V2.0 for details.
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by:reoroman
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You are obsoletely right I activate my windows using MAK

Thank you so much.

:-)
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by:reoroman
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genius answer
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