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Product Key on bottom of Laptop faded ! help

T

The Patient

#1
Hi,
I have had a corrupted system for some reason so had to remove everything
and restart. However. The Vista Product Key on the bottom of my Laptop has
faded so a few of the letters look unrecognisable. I have tried what I
believe it to be and it doesn't work. As I have not exactly lost my Product
Key, Is there a way to get this product key from somewhere without paying for
a new one ?? I have activated it with microsoft and provided my details so
should it be registered to me somewhere ??
Help !
 

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Carey Frisch [MVP]

#2
How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-gb


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"The Patient" <ThePatient@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:8FF1723F-938D-4419-8A37-49C5AB2AA68A@xxxxxx
Hi,
I have had a corrupted system for some reason so had to remove everything
and restart. However. The Vista Product Key on the bottom of my Laptop has
faded so a few of the letters look unrecognisable. I have tried what I
believe it to be and it doesn't work. As I have not exactly lost my Product
Key, Is there a way to get this product key from somewhere without paying for
a new one ?? I have activated it with microsoft and provided my details so
should it be registered to me somewhere ??
Help !
 

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chinga69

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#3

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Malke

#4
chinga69 wrote:

>
> this will show you your product key
>
> 'RJL Software - Software - Utility - Windows Product Key Viewer'
> (http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/winproductkey/)
>
> sorry wont work if you have reinstalled vista
Key finders like that won't help the OP. The key finder will only show the
OEM's volume license key used for their image. The correct Product Key on
an OEM machine is always the one on the COA sticker.

To the OP: With OEM machines one usually doesn't need the Product Key unless
one forgets to create restore disks or has otherwise lost the OEM
installation media. Is that your situation? In that case, the best solution
is to contact the OEM and get replacement restore disks. This usually is
quite inexpensive.

Malke
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Brink

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#5
chinga69 wrote:


Key finders like that won't help the OP. The key finder will only show the
OEM's volume license key used for their image. The correct Product Key on
an OEM machine is always the one on the COA sticker.

To the OP: With OEM machines one usually doesn't need the Product Key unless
one forgets to create restore disks or has otherwise lost the OEM
installation media. Is that your situation? In that case, the best solution
is to contact the OEM and get replacement restore disks. This usually is
quite inexpensive.

Malke
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index
Don't Panic!
Hi Malke,

I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in Vista.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/85023-product-key-number.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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Malke

#6
Brink wrote:

>
> I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and
> this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
> number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in Vista.
I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you see in
a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
OEM.

However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the situation,
the issue is moot and the thread is dead.

Malke
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Guy seeking help

#7
I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So I
decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers and
the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying that
it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several times
but it still won't work. Can any help?
--
Guy seeking help


"Malke" wrote:

> Brink wrote:

> >
> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and
> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in Vista.
>
> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you see in
> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
> OEM.
>
> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the situation,
> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> Don't Panic!
>
 

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Brink

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#8
Hello,

The Product Key Number should be the one with 25 numbers and letters broken up into 5 sections. The screenshots for the examples in this tutorial may help you locate it better to.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/85023-product-key-number.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So I
decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers and
the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying that
it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several times
but it still won't work. Can any help?
--
Guy seeking help


"Malke" wrote:
> Brink wrote:
> >
> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and
> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in Vista.
>
> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you see in
> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
> OEM.
>
> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the situation,
> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> Don't Panic!
>
 

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#9
You can use the following utility:

http://www.rjlsoftware.com/software/utility/winproductkey/


"Guy seeking help" <markslater1970@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:B1393D58-CAF9-4857-B517-D9CAC9F94407@xxxxxx

>I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So I
> decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
> and
> the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
> that
> it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several times
> but it still won't work. Can any help?
> --
> Guy seeking help
>
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>

>> Brink wrote:

>> >
>> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and
>> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
>> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in Vista.
>>
>> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you see
>> in
>> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
>> OEM.
>>
>> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
>> situation,
>> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> MS-MVP
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> Don't Panic!
>>
 

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David B.

#10
That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation disc?

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"Guy seeking help" <markslater1970@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So I
> decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
> and
> the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
> that
> it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several times
> but it still won't work. Can any help?
> --
> Guy seeking help
>
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>

>> Brink wrote:

>> >
>> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and
>> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
>> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in Vista.
>>
>> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you see
>> in
>> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
>> OEM.
>>
>> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
>> situation,
>> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> MS-MVP
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> Don't Panic!
>>
 

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Mark H

#11
Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
installation.

The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
label.

"David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation disc?
>
> --
>
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>
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> "Guy seeking help" <markslater1970@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:B1393D58-CAF9-4857-B517-D9CAC9F94407@xxxxxx

>>I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So
>>I
>> decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
>> and
>> the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
>> that
>> it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
>> times
>> but it still won't work. Can any help?
>> --
>> Guy seeking help
>>
>>
>> "Malke" wrote:
>>

>>> Brink wrote:
>>> >
>>> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before and
>>> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
>>> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
>>> > Vista.
>>>
>>> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
>>> see in
>>> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
>>> OEM.
>>>
>>> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
>>> situation,
>>> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>>>
>>> Malke
>>> --
>>> MS-MVP
>>> Elephant Boy Computers
>>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>> Don't Panic!
>>>
>
 

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David B.

#12
You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
an OEM product key.

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"Mark H" <jmhonzell@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
> installation.
>
> The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
> volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
> label.
>
> "David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uX1vgFGZJHA.1268@xxxxxx

>> That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
>> disc?
>>
>> --
>>
>> ----
>> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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>>
>>
>>
>> "Guy seeking help" <markslater1970@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:B1393D58-CAF9-4857-B517-D9CAC9F94407@xxxxxx

>>>I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So
>>>I
>>> decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
>>> and
>>> the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
>>> that
>>> it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
>>> times
>>> but it still won't work. Can any help?
>>> --
>>> Guy seeking help
>>>
>>>
>>> "Malke" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Brink wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
>>>> > and
>>>> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
>>>> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
>>>> > Vista.
>>>>
>>>> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
>>>> see in
>>>> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
>>>> OEM.
>>>>
>>>> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
>>>> situation,
>>>> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>>>>
>>>> Malke
>>>> --
>>>> MS-MVP
>>>> Elephant Boy Computers
>>>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>>> Don't Panic!
>>>>
>>
>
 

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David B.

#13
Damnit, I'll shut up now, for some reason I thought I was in one of the XP
groups :(

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"David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
> an OEM product key.
>
> --
>
> ----
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> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
> Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
>
>
>
> "Mark H" <jmhonzell@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:OYxgFvHZJHA.3548@xxxxxx

>> Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
>> installation.
>>
>> The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
>> volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
>> label.
>>
>> "David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:uX1vgFGZJHA.1268@xxxxxx

>>> That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
>>> disc?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> ----
>>> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>>> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>>> Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Guy seeking help" <markslater1970@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:B1393D58-CAF9-4857-B517-D9CAC9F94407@xxxxxx
>>>>I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key.
>>>>So I
>>>> decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
>>>> and
>>>> the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message
>>>> saying that
>>>> it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
>>>> times
>>>> but it still won't work. Can any help?
>>>> --
>>>> Guy seeking help
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Malke" wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Brink wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
>>>>> > and
>>>>> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
>>>>> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
>>>>> > Vista.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
>>>>> see in
>>>>> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a
>>>>> generic
>>>>> OEM.
>>>>>
>>>>> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
>>>>> situation,
>>>>> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>>>>>
>>>>> Malke
>>>>> --
>>>>> MS-MVP
>>>>> Elephant Boy Computers
>>>>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>>>> Don't Panic!
>>>>>
>>>
>>
>
 

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Richie Hardwick

#14
"David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote:

>You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
>an OEM product key.

Change "OEM" to "branded OEM" and you would be correct.

Richie Hardwick
 

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Mark H

#15
:-)

"David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Damnit, I'll shut up now, for some reason I thought I was in one of the XP
> groups :(
>
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>
>
> "David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:ulY5q1HZJHA.4072@xxxxxx

>> You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media
>> with an OEM product key.
>>
>> --
>>
>> ----
>> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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>>
>>
>>
>> "Mark H" <jmhonzell@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:OYxgFvHZJHA.3548@xxxxxx

>>> Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
>>> installation.
>>>
>>> The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the
>>> manufacturer's volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be
>>> the PID on the label.
>>>
>>> "David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:uX1vgFGZJHA.1268@xxxxxx
>>>> That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
>>>> disc?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> ----
>>>> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>>>> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>>>> Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Guy seeking help" <markslater1970@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:B1393D58-CAF9-4857-B517-D9CAC9F94407@xxxxxx
>>>>>I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key.
>>>>>So I
>>>>> decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial
>>>>> numbers and
>>>>> the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message
>>>>> saying that
>>>>> it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
>>>>> times
>>>>> but it still won't work. Can any help?
>>>>> --
>>>>> Guy seeking help
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Malke" wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Brink wrote:
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
>>>>>> > and
>>>>>> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product
>>>>>> > key
>>>>>> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
>>>>>> > Vista.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
>>>>>> see in
>>>>>> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a
>>>>>> generic
>>>>>> OEM.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
>>>>>> situation,
>>>>>> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Malke
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> MS-MVP
>>>>>> Elephant Boy Computers
>>>>>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>>>>> Don't Panic!
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
 

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Curious

#16
On My HP Vista Laptop the Key finder program returns the key on the HP label
on the bottom of the unit.
"Mark H" <jmhonzell@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:OYxgFvHZJHA.3548@xxxxxx

> Doesn't matter what install disc is used. The PID determines the
> installation.
>
> The PID derived with a third party product will reveal the manufacturer's
> volume PID typically tied to the BIOS. This will not be the PID on the
> label.
>
> "David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uX1vgFGZJHA.1268@xxxxxx

>> That product key is OEM, are you installing from an OEM installation
>> disc?
>>
>> --
>>
>> ----
>> Crosspost, do not multipost http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
>> How to ask a question http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
>> Help Us Help You http://dts-l.net/goodpost.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "Guy seeking help" <markslater1970@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:B1393D58-CAF9-4857-B517-D9CAC9F94407@xxxxxx

>>>I just prchased a laptop from a store. I couldnt find the product key. So
>>>I
>>> decided to look underneath the laptop. I located all the serial numbers
>>> and
>>> the product key. When I enter the product key I receive a message saying
>>> that
>>> it's wrong. I made sure the letters and numbers were correct several
>>> times
>>> but it still won't work. Can any help?
>>> --
>>> Guy seeking help
>>>
>>>
>>> "Malke" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Brink wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > I had a OEM product key number for a version of Vista I had before
>>>> > and
>>>> > this program posted by Chinga69 above showed the correct product key
>>>> > number, and not the same product ID number shown under System in
>>>> > Vista.
>>>>
>>>> I'm not talking about generic OEM keys. Naturally the product key you
>>>> see in
>>>> a key finder program will match the one on the COA if you use a generic
>>>> OEM.
>>>>
>>>> However, unless the OP comes back with more information about the
>>>> situation,
>>>> the issue is moot and the thread is dead.
>>>>
>>>> Malke
>>>> --
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>>>> Elephant Boy Computers
>>>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>>> Don't Panic!
>>>>
>>
>
 

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See my above post on my Monday brainfart

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"Richie Hardwick" <richiehardwick@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "David B." <mail@xxxxxx> wrote:
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>>You are incorrect, you can't use upgrade or retail installation media with
>>an OEM product key.
>
>
> Change "OEM" to "branded OEM" and you would be correct.
>
> Richie Hardwick
 

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MarikaWaqavou

#18
"The Patient" wrote:

> Hi,
> I have had a corrupted system for some reason so had to remove everything
> and restart. However. The Vista Product Key on the bottom of my Laptop has
> faded so a few of the letters look unrecognisable. I have tried what I
> believe it to be and it doesn't work. As I have not exactly lost my Product
> Key, Is there a way to get this product key from somewhere without paying for
> a new one ?? I have activated it with microsoft and provided my details so
> should it be registered to me somewhere ??
> Help !
> Please show me my roduct key.
 

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Manny Weisbord

#19
MarikaWaqavou <MarikaWaqavou@xxxxxx> wrote:

>
>
>"The Patient" wrote:
>

>> Hi,
>> I have had a corrupted system for some reason so had to remove everything
>> and restart. However. The Vista Product Key on the bottom of my Laptop has
>> faded so a few of the letters look unrecognisable. I have tried what I
>> believe it to be and it doesn't work. As I have not exactly lost my Product
>> Key, Is there a way to get this product key from somewhere without paying for
>> a new one ?? I have activated it with microsoft and provided my details so
>> should it be registered to me somewhere ??
>> Help !
>
> Please show me my roduct key.
HUH?

What are you asking for? WHO are you asking? The person you quoted?
THAT person wrote what you replied to A YEAR AGO and then never came
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Father2010

#20
i have the same problem except i did not reinstall anything. i never put
the product key in and now that i need it, i cant read it. i dont know
what OEM is and i dont know what to do. help?

windows vista Tm activation key

The laptop was xp and we changed it to vista ultimate we've used it for
some time and now need activation. help


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