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Lost cd key for Windows Vista Home Premium

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dogstar41

#1
Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before but this
is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade
disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he had to
open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped the cd key
for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding the key
legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from Microsoft and if
so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
 

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#2
The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
the key.

If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar


"dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx

> Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before
> but this
> is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium
> Upgrade
> disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he
> had to
> open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
> the cd key
> for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
> the key
> legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
> Microsoft and if
> so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
 

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dogstar41

#3
Thanx Jupiter
That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it to
shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and just
kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os agsin??

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
> the key.
>
> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>
>
> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx

> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before
> > but this
> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium
> > Upgrade
> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he
> > had to
> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
> > the cd key
> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
> > the key
> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
> > Microsoft and if
> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
>
>
 

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#4
Was it OEM or retail?

For retail, if you open the package and throw the package away, there
is only the DVD and documentation, no box.
OEM does not come in a box.
However OEM is shrink wrapped with the Product Key on the wrapper.

You may also try:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326246
But don't get your hopes to high.

You may need to buy again.
The key that is missing is really what you paid for.
The media is easier to replace.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar



"dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx

> Thanx Jupiter
> That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped
> it to
> shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and
> just
> kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os
> agsin??
 

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Robert Martin

#5
YEP.



"dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx

> Thanx Jupiter
> That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it to
> shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and just
> kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os
> agsin??
>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>

>> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
>> the key.
>>
>> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
>> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
>> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
>> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
>>
>> --
>> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>>
>>
>> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx

>> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before
>> > but this
>> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium
>> > Upgrade
>> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he
>> > had to
>> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
>> > the cd key
>> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
>> > the key
>> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
>> > Microsoft and if
>> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
>>
>>
 

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dogstar41

#6
Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working well. Now
that's a good story...........

"Robert Martin" wrote:

> YEP.
>
>
>
> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx

> > Thanx Jupiter
> > That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it to
> > shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and just
> > kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os
> > agsin??
> >
> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
> >

> >> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
> >> the key.
> >>
> >> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
> >> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
> >> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
> >> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >>
> >>
> >> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx
> >> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before
> >> > but this
> >> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium
> >> > Upgrade
> >> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he
> >> > had to
> >> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
> >> > the cd key
> >> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
> >> > the key
> >> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
> >> > Microsoft and if
> >> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
> >>
> >>
>
 

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Gary G. Little

#7
Jupiter said open, or look on the back of, the CASE, meaning the case of the
computer upon which Vista is installed. If it's a lapt top, the key is
affixed to the bottom, and rather obvious, at least it is on my Dell.

--
The personal opinion of
Gary G. Little

"dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:21C7D94F-9EBB-4B70-83B1-02F82A283CBC@xxxxxx

> Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working well. Now
> that's a good story...........
>
> "Robert Martin" wrote:
>

>> YEP.
>>
>>
>>
>> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx

>> > Thanx Jupiter
>> > That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it
>> > to
>> > shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and
>> > just
>> > kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os
>> > agsin??
>> >
>> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
>> >> the key.
>> >>
>> >> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
>> >> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
>> >> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
>> >> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx
>> >> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before
>> >> > but this
>> >> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium
>> >> > Upgrade
>> >> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he
>> >> > had to
>> >> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
>> >> > the cd key
>> >> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
>> >> > the key
>> >> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
>> >> > Microsoft and if
>> >> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
>> >>
>> >>
>>
 

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

#8
No, I was meaning the case retail Vista is with.
Open the case and look on the back with the case open.
There is the key for retail Windows Vista.
"A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade
disc"
That suggests it is retail since OEM upgrade may not be available.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar



"Gary G. Little" <gary.g.little@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:eNoRpARPIHA.2208@xxxxxx

> Jupiter said open, or look on the back of, the CASE, meaning the
> case of the computer upon which Vista is installed. If it's a lapt
> top, the key is affixed to the bottom, and rather obvious, at least
> it is on my Dell.
>
> --
> The personal opinion of
> Gary G. Little
>
> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:21C7D94F-9EBB-4B70-83B1-02F82A283CBC@xxxxxx

>> Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working
>> well. Now
>> that's a good story...........
>>
>> "Robert Martin" wrote:
>>

>>> YEP.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx
>>> > Thanx Jupiter
>>> > That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so
>>> > ripped it to
>>> > shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away
>>> > and just
>>> > kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the
>>> > os
>>> > agsin??
>>> >
>>> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to
>>> >> locate
>>> >> the key.
>>> >>
>>> >> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail
>>> >> key is
>>> >> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to
>>> >> lose.
>>> >> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
>>> >> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>>> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in
>>> >> message
>>> >> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx
>>> >> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all
>>> >> > before
>>> >> > but this
>>> >> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home
>>> >> > Premium
>>> >> > Upgrade
>>> >> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru
>>> >> > customs he
>>> >> > had to
>>> >> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have
>>> >> > dropped
>>> >> > the cd key
>>> >> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of
>>> >> > finding
>>> >> > the key
>>> >> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
>>> >> > Microsoft and if
>>> >> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in
>>> >> > advance.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>>
>
>
 

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Raymond Harrel

#9
my oem version that that the product id on the back of dvd case.

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" <jones_jupiter@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:983B1BA1-3FA0-4141-99FB-1EFA33A95EFC@xxxxxx

> No, I was meaning the case retail Vista is with.
> Open the case and look on the back with the case open.
> There is the key for retail Windows Vista.
> "A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade
> disc"
> That suggests it is retail since OEM upgrade may not be available.
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>
>
>
> "Gary G. Little" <gary.g.little@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:eNoRpARPIHA.2208@xxxxxx

>> Jupiter said open, or look on the back of, the CASE, meaning the case of
>> the computer upon which Vista is installed. If it's a lapt top, the key
>> is affixed to the bottom, and rather obvious, at least it is on my Dell.
>>
>> --
>> The personal opinion of
>> Gary G. Little
>>
>> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:21C7D94F-9EBB-4B70-83B1-02F82A283CBC@xxxxxx

>>> Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working well.
>>> Now
>>> that's a good story...........
>>>
>>> "Robert Martin" wrote:
>>>
>>>> YEP.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx
>>>> > Thanx Jupiter
>>>> > That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it
>>>> > to
>>>> > shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and
>>>> > just
>>>> > kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os
>>>> > agsin??
>>>> >
>>>> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
>>>> >> the key.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key
>>>> >> is
>>>> >> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
>>>> >> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
>>>> >> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> --
>>>> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>>>> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> >> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx
>>>> >> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all
>>>> >> > before
>>>> >> > but this
>>>> >> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home
>>>> >> > Premium
>>>> >> > Upgrade
>>>> >> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs
>>>> >> > he
>>>> >> > had to
>>>> >> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
>>>> >> > the cd key
>>>> >> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
>>>> >> > the key
>>>> >> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
>>>> >> > Microsoft and if
>>>> >> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>>
>>
>>
>
>
 

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Don Harvey

#10
Interesting, I never thought about the Product Key. I have a HP with Vista
Premium. When purchased a couple of months ago I made the backup CD's and
thought I was done. I just looked on the computer and there it is, the
Product # and the Serial Number so I guess that is what I would need in case
something happened.


"Gary G. Little" <gary.g.little@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:eNoRpARPIHA.2208@xxxxxx

> Jupiter said open, or look on the back of, the CASE, meaning the case of
> the computer upon which Vista is installed. If it's a lapt top, the key is
> affixed to the bottom, and rather obvious, at least it is on my Dell.
>
> --
> The personal opinion of
> Gary G. Little
>
> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:21C7D94F-9EBB-4B70-83B1-02F82A283CBC@xxxxxx

>> Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working well. Now
>> that's a good story...........
>>
>> "Robert Martin" wrote:
>>

>>> YEP.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx
>>> > Thanx Jupiter
>>> > That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it
>>> > to
>>> > shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and
>>> > just
>>> > kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os
>>> > agsin??
>>> >
>>> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
>>> >> the key.
>>> >>
>>> >> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
>>> >> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
>>> >> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
>>> >> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>>> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> >> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx
>>> >> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all
>>> >> > before
>>> >> > but this
>>> >> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium
>>> >> > Upgrade
>>> >> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs
>>> >> > he
>>> >> > had to
>>> >> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
>>> >> > the cd key
>>> >> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
>>> >> > the key
>>> >> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
>>> >> > Microsoft and if
>>> >> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>>
>
>
 

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dogstar41

#11
Guys thanx for your help the only part of the box that I have left is the
actual cd/dvd holder. The box was opened to show the contents at customs in
Miami and in doing so he had to rip it, didn't have a knife or scissors to do
this. Without thinking he chucked the box away and kept the cd/dvd holder
thus no product key. Oh well...

"Don Harvey" wrote:

> Interesting, I never thought about the Product Key. I have a HP with Vista
> Premium. When purchased a couple of months ago I made the backup CD's and
> thought I was done. I just looked on the computer and there it is, the
> Product # and the Serial Number so I guess that is what I would need in case
> something happened.
>
>
> "Gary G. Little" <gary.g.little@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:eNoRpARPIHA.2208@xxxxxx

> > Jupiter said open, or look on the back of, the CASE, meaning the case of
> > the computer upon which Vista is installed. If it's a lapt top, the key is
> > affixed to the bottom, and rather obvious, at least it is on my Dell.
> >
> > --
> > The personal opinion of
> > Gary G. Little
> >
> > "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:21C7D94F-9EBB-4B70-83B1-02F82A283CBC@xxxxxx

> >> Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working well. Now
> >> that's a good story...........
> >>
> >> "Robert Martin" wrote:
> >>
> >>> YEP.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>> news:E985AA53-8867-4663-8A48-B6A27ACFD8C0@xxxxxx
> >>> > Thanx Jupiter
> >>> > That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it
> >>> > to
> >>> > shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and
> >>> > just
> >>> > kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os
> >>> > agsin??
> >>> >
> >>> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
> >>> >
> >>> >> The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
> >>> >> the key.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
> >>> >> affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
> >>> >> If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
> >>> >> If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.
> >>> >>
> >>> >> --
> >>> >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >>> >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >>> >>
> >>> >>
> >>> >> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >>> >> news:70966778-B845-464A-B24C-6FA7900ABE56@xxxxxx
> >>> >> > Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all
> >>> >> > before
> >>> >> > but this
> >>> >> > is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium
> >>> >> > Upgrade
> >>> >> > disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs
> >>> >> > he
> >>> >> > had to
> >>> >> > open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped
> >>> >> > the cd key
> >>> >> > for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding
> >>> >> > the key
> >>> >> > legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from
> >>> >> > Microsoft and if
> >>> >> > so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.
> >>> >>
> >>> >>
> >>>
> >
> >
>
>
 

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dennis

#12
"dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:5C5D35CD-19B7-4A80-8724-FD9DFB3DF687@xxxxxx

> Guys thanx for your help the only part of the box that I have left is the
> actual cd/dvd holder. The box was opened to show the contents at customs
> in
> Miami and in doing so he had to rip it, didn't have a knife or scissors to
> do
> this. Without thinking he chucked the box away and kept the cd/dvd holder
> thus no product key. Oh well...
On mine the sticker is on the back of the hinge down bit that holds the DVD.
There are only two pieces to the case so you should still have the sticker.
Unless there are different cases that is.
 

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dogstar41

#13
Nope no sticker I think they must have used a sledge hammer to open the box
and then a chainsaw to make sure it was open;-)

"dennis@xxxxxx" wrote:

>
>
> "dogstar41" <dogstar41@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:5C5D35CD-19B7-4A80-8724-FD9DFB3DF687@xxxxxx

> > Guys thanx for your help the only part of the box that I have left is the
> > actual cd/dvd holder. The box was opened to show the contents at customs
> > in
> > Miami and in doing so he had to rip it, didn't have a knife or scissors to
> > do
> > this. Without thinking he chucked the box away and kept the cd/dvd holder
> > thus no product key. Oh well...
>
> On mine the sticker is on the back of the hinge down bit that holds the DVD.
> There are only two pieces to the case so you should still have the sticker.
> Unless there are different cases that is.
>
>
>
 

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deependra paudel

#14
microsoft windows home premimum product key

i need microsoft windows home premimum product key



dogstar4 wrote:

Lost cd key for Windows Vista Home Premium
12-Dec-07

Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before but this
is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade
disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he had to
open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped the cd key
for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding the key
legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from Microsoft and if
so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 3:40 PM
dogstar4 wrote:

Lost cd key for Windows Vista Home Premium
Hi all. Now this is going to sound like you have heard it all before but this
is the truth. A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade
disc when he went to the USA a week ago. While going thru customs he had to
open all sealed boxes in his hand luggage and he must have dropped the cd key
for the vista disc. I was wondering if there is any way of finding the key
legally or if it is possible just to purchase a new key from Microsoft and if
so how would I go about this. Thanx for all your help in advance.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 3:53 PM
Jupiter Jones [MVP] wrote:

The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate the key.
The key is not on the media in any form so there is no way to locate
the key.

If the key was so easily lost, it must be OEM since the retail key is
affixed to the case in a way making it nearly impossible to lose.
If it is retail, open the case and look on the back.
If OEM, contact the seller on the slim chance they can help.

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"dogstar41" <dogstar41@newsgroup> wrote in message
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On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:22 PM
dogstar4 wrote:

Thanx JupiterThat is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so
Thanx Jupiter
That is the problem he had to open the case and in doing so ripped it to
shreads to get it open and without thinking chucked the box away and just
kept the actual cd holder. Are you saying that I have to buy the os agsin??

"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:37 PM
Jupiter Jones [MVP] wrote:

Was it OEM or retail?
Was it OEM or retail?

For retail, if you open the package and throw the package away, there
is only the DVD and documentation, no box.
OEM does not come in a box.
However OEM is shrink wrapped with the Product Key on the wrapper.

You may also try:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326246
But don't get your hopes to high.

You may need to buy again.
The key that is missing is really what you paid for.
The media is easier to replace.

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"dogstar41" <dogstar41@newsgroup> wrote in message
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On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:49 PM
Robert Martin wrote:

Re: Lost cd key for Windows Vista Home Premium
YEP.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:00 PM
dogstar4 wrote:

Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working well.
Damn. Oh well just have to keep on using Xp that is NOT working well. Now
that is a good story...........

"Robert Martin" wrote:

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:38 PM
Gary G. Little wrote:

Jupiter said open, or look on the back of, the CASE, meaning the case of the
Jupiter said open, or look on the back of, the CASE, meaning the case of the
computer upon which Vista is installed. If it's a lapt top, the key is
affixed to the bottom, and rather obvious, at least it is on my Dell.

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"dogstar41" <dogstar41@newsgroup> wrote in message
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On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 5:50 PM
Jupiter Jones [MVP] wrote:

No, I was meaning the case retail Vista is with.
No, I was meaning the case retail Vista is with.
Open the case and look on the back with the case open.
There is the key for retail Windows Vista.
"A friend of mine bought me Windows Vista Home Premium Upgrade
disc"
That suggests it is retail since OEM upgrade may not be available.

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar



"Gary G. Little" <gary.g.little@newsgroup> wrote in message
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On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:22 PM
Raymond Harrel wrote:

my oem version that that the product id on the back of dvd case.
my oem version that that the product id on the back of dvd case.

On Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:54 PM
Don Harvey wrote:

Interesting, I never thought about the Product Key.
Interesting, I never thought about the Product Key. I have a HP with Vista
Premium. When purchased a couple of months ago I made the backup CD's and
thought I was done. I just looked on the computer and there it is, the
Product # and the Serial Number so I guess that is what I would need in case
something happened.


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#16
The OP stated that the Key was lost on a new disk during airport bag inspection.
Therefore the software is not installed on a PC and cannot be recovered by any software.

Basically, the OP is SOL unless a phone call to MS can convince them to release a key.

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>
> attached please find a program to locate your key(s)
>
>
> +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
> |Filename: ProduKey.exe |
> |Download: http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17979|
> +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
>
> --
> pacinitaly
>
> SpellCherkers aren't worth a shirt ya no
>
> If I helped you, please tip my scales. If I have not, curse me out like
> a drunken sailor
 

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#17
I have "Windows Vista Ultimate OEM Software".

First thing you encounter is the cardboard outer box. What is inside is sealed inside by red warning tape on both ends of the cardboard box.
If you had to tear off the cardboard because you didn't have a sharp instrument to slit/cut the tape, no big deal.
After the cardboard is removed, very visibly is the product key label on the back of the cleac plastic dvd case. This case requires no effort to open other then the normal effort required to open any dvd case as it is not specialy sealed.:cool:
 

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#18
The OP stated that the Key was lost on a new disk during airport bag inspection.
Therefore the software is not installed on a PC and cannot be recovered by any software.

Basically, the OP is SOL unless a phone call to MS can convince them to release a key.

"pacinitaly" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> attached please find a program to locate your key(s)
>
>
> +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
> |Filename: ProduKey.exe |
> |Download: http://www.vistax64.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=17979|
> +-------------------------------------------------------------------+
>
> --
> pacinitaly
>
> SpellCherkers aren't worth a shirt ya no
>
> If I helped you, please tip my scales. If I have not, curse me out like
> a drunken sailor

that's right....damn:o
 

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