I have a laptop with a dead hard drive. It will not boot & it has a formatted HD installed. The product ID key on the bottom is so faded I can not even see what the operating system is but I can see the product ID key. Is there any way I can reference this key to see which OS it belongs to? Thanks
If the hard drive is still readable (even if it won't boot), you can use KeyFinder from magicaljellybean.com to read the XP key from it.
You would install the drive as the second drive in another computer,
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