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How do I tell which activation codes have been used?

  1. #1


    Luther J Guest

    How do I tell which activation codes have been used?

    I own 4 copies of Windows XP Professional and so I have 4 activation codes.
    At this time, I have installed and activated Windows XP on 2 systems. I'll be
    picking up a 3rd system tomorrow.

    My problem... I don't remember which of the 4 activation codes I've used on
    my 2 current systems, and the product code shown in my computer's Gereral
    Properties panel doesn't seen to have anything to do with the actvation code.

    How can I find out which activation codes I've used and which I can use for
    my new system?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2


    P. Di Stolfo Guest

    Re: How do I tell which activation codes have been used?

    Hello,

    this software Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder (http://www.magicaljellybean.com)
    will help you finding your keys.

    Greetings,
    P. Di Stolfo

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    "Luther J" <LutherJ@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:905A690F-2981-49CD-9602-97A2FFD2B9A8@microsoft.com...
    >I own 4 copies of Windows XP Professional and so I have 4 activation codes.
    > At this time, I have installed and activated Windows XP on 2 systems. I'll
    > be
    > picking up a 3rd system tomorrow.
    >
    > My problem... I don't remember which of the 4 activation codes I've used
    > on
    > my 2 current systems, and the product code shown in my computer's Gereral
    > Properties panel doesn't seen to have anything to do with the actvation
    > code.
    >
    > How can I find out which activation codes I've used and which I can use
    > for
    > my new system?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.



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  3. #3


    Bruce Chambers Guest

    Re: How do I tell which activation codes have been used?

    Luther J wrote:
    > I own 4 copies of Windows XP Professional and so I have 4 activation codes.
    > At this time, I have installed and activated Windows XP on 2 systems. I'll be
    > picking up a 3rd system tomorrow.
    >
    > My problem... I don't remember which of the 4 activation codes I've used on
    > my 2 current systems, and the product code shown in my computer's Gereral
    > Properties panel doesn't seen to have anything to do with the actvation code.
    >
    > How can I find out which activation codes I've used and which I can use for
    > my new system?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.



    You should be able to use Belarc Advisor from
    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html to find the Product Keys used
    on the installed systems.


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  4. #4


    Luther J Guest

    RE: How do I tell which activation codes have been used?

    P.Di Stolfo and Bruce Chambers... Thank you both for your quick answers.

    "Luther J" wrote:

    > I own 4 copies of Windows XP Professional and so I have 4 activation codes.
    > At this time, I have installed and activated Windows XP on 2 systems. I'll be
    > picking up a 3rd system tomorrow.
    >
    > My problem... I don't remember which of the 4 activation codes I've used on
    > my 2 current systems, and the product code shown in my computer's Gereral
    > Properties panel doesn't seen to have anything to do with the actvation code.
    >
    > How can I find out which activation codes I've used and which I can use for
    > my new system?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.


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  5. #5


    FG Guest

    Re: How do I tell which activation codes have been used?

    But is ot possible to retrieve the activation key. It might be useful (?)
    when one has
    to reactivate XP or Vista on the same computer. After crash, or going back
    to XP
    from Vista, for instance.


    "Luther J" <LutherJ@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message de
    news: DF47F916-F5B8-4D9B-9BD5-C3158658C285@microsoft.com...
    > P.Di Stolfo and Bruce Chambers... Thank you both for your quick answers.
    >
    > "Luther J" wrote:
    >
    >> I own 4 copies of Windows XP Professional and so I have 4 activation
    >> codes.
    >> At this time, I have installed and activated Windows XP on 2 systems.
    >> I'll be
    >> picking up a 3rd system tomorrow.
    >>
    >> My problem... I don't remember which of the 4 activation codes I've used
    >> on
    >> my 2 current systems, and the product code shown in my computer's Gereral
    >> Properties panel doesn't seen to have anything to do with the actvation
    >> code.
    >>
    >> How can I find out which activation codes I've used and which I can use
    >> for
    >> my new system?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance.




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  6. #6


    Darrell Gorter[MSFT] Guest

    RE: How do I tell which activation codes have been used?

    Hello Luther,
    You can deterime which key was used by opening an elevated cmd prompt
    Then from that elevated CMD prompt run:
    SLMGR -DLI
    This displays the license status on the machine as well as a portion of the
    product key.
    That portion of the product key should be enough to tell you which product
    keys you used on which machines,
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    codes.
    |> At this time, I have installed and activated Windows XP on 2 systems.
    I'll be
    |> picking up a 3rd system tomorrow.
    |>
    |> My problem... I don't remember which of the 4 activation codes I've used
    on
    |> my 2 current systems, and the product code shown in my computer's
    Gereral
    |> Properties panel doesn't seen to have anything to do with the actvation
    code.
    |>
    |> How can I find out which activation codes I've used and which I can use
    for
    |> my new system?
    |>
    |> Thanks in advance.
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