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Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
There is a program that will find your product key for you. it works with microsoft windows and office. you can view or change your keys with it.
I visited the site mentioned above (keyrecover.com), and found out they have a copy of this article in their Resources section -- except the link to the free KeyFinder is simply changed to one for their non-free KeyRecover! If that's not a crime in America, it's at least beyond rude.
No comment about the implications about the trustworthiness of KeyRecover corp.
Thanks for letting me know. I've contacted keyrecover.com.
i have installable cd for windows xp home edison but i dont have cdkey how can i start windows
You'll need to purchase a key, or a CD with a key.
im preparing to reinstall windows xp sp2 home edition...i have a genuine installation key but i cant find my cd...would it make a difference if i used another windows xp sp2 home edition cd to install it as long as i have my original key???
Any SP2 XP Home CD will work fine.
search unattended in the search facillity and search the disk. it should be a txt file and its in ther
I understand why the product key is not on the CD. And I understand that you are basically purchasing the product key. But.. how does the computer know you are using a unique key? I'm not connected to the internet.
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There are two things that validate keys:
1) they are not just a random string. There's an algorithm that
determines what is and is not a valid key. So you can't just enter a
random string of characters and have it work. Only actual, valid keys
2) activation. Normally you activate over the internet, and that double
checks whether the key has been used previously. If you're not connected
to the internet, I believe phone activation is required and would do the
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