Dreamweaver 8 Product Key

Hi experts.

I have a laptop running Windows XP on which Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 is installed. I would like to retrieve the product key in order to activate it on another laptop. The licence covers 2 computers so there is no breaking of rules here - just that my client has lost all the original disks and their copy of the product key.

I have tried some key-finder programs but none of them find the Dreamweaver key. Only Windows key and Microsoft Office key are found. The programs I have tried are:
- Magical Jellybean Keyfinder
- KeyFinder Thing
- Product Key Finder
(all the free versions)

Any help is much appreciated.
KTBerwickAsked:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Have you tried checking the registry at
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Dreamweaver\8\Registration\Cached Serial Number. .?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Have you tried Jalapeno Keyfinder? I think it supports Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.
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KTBerwickAuthor Commented:
Yes I have tried that. Couldn't remember the name so didn't write it in my list sorry. I noticed it supports Dreamweaver 8 but when run it only gives me Windows & Office keys. Unless I'm missing something...I don't have to manually point it towards Dreamweaver or load any registry hives do I?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Was the copy purchased from Adobe directly or did the user open an Adobe account to acitvate?  If so, they should have the activation keys on file under that user's account information/purchase history
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flubbsterCommented:
If it is not encrypted, you may be able to find it manually in the registry.

Click on start>run and type in :
regedit

(hit enter)

Highlight "My Computer" in the left column
Click on Edit and select "find"
Type in Dreamweaver and hit enter.
After it find each entry and pauses, look in the right side of the page, right-hand cloumn to see if there is a serial number/product key shown. If not, press F3 to find the next occurrence.

You may get lucky
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
you should be able to Click Help->about  under version number it  should show the key.
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KTBerwickAuthor Commented:
@jason1178
This is quite an old version (2005) from before Adobe bought the rights to Dreamweaver. Back then it was owned by Macromedia. I don't know if Macromedia operate a similar account system. Could be something worth looking into.

@Flubbster
I shall give that a try thanks.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Dreamweaver 8 was right on the borderline of Macromedia/Adobe.  My Adobe account has my DW 8 serials, so it's worth a shot.
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KTBerwickAuthor Commented:
Interesting. Will definitely give that a shot tomorrow when I can contact my client.

I'm also out of the workshop at the moment but will try everything suggested tomorrow and post back the results. Got some good suggestions so I'm confident we will get it.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Probably the worst-case scenario is to contact Adobe and have them kill the existing key (deactivating the one working machine) and issue a new one.
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KTBerwickAuthor Commented:
Time for an update.

I tried looking under Help>About. It shows the version number but is blank underneath.

I located  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\Dreamweaver\8\Registration\Cached Serial Number - But oddly it has no value set. I also searched the registry for 'Dreamweaver' but couldn't see anything that resembled a product key

So unfortunately I'm no further forward :(
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
The absence of a product code and the registry location being empty might point to an OEM install, if a key was used at installation it would show in both. There is another scenario when both are empty, are you certain this was installed legitimately?
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KTBerwickAuthor Commented:
I never installed the software personally but my client assured me it was purchased separately. It wouldn't surprise me if they have twisted the truth a little. It could well be an OEM installed copy after all. Right now it's the only thing that makes sense.

Accepting multiple answers for this one. I know the problem wasn't solved for me but the advice I was given would have worked had this been a proper install as I thought.
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KTBerwickAuthor Commented:
Loads of responses and fast.

Thanks to everyone!
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