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#1 studmuffin12

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 02:02 PM

I'm new to this site, so hello to everyone. My problem is this. My computer crashed and windows was affected and won't open up. I borrowed a cd to re-install windows, unable to save my old one. The problem is it keeps asking me for a product key which I don't have anymore. What to do? Without my computer, I am nothing. Please help. Thanks

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:35 PM

You are pretty much out of luck, it is like no ticky no shirty! Your best option is to buy a new OS, you can find some cheap stuff on Ebay.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 04:52 PM

If this is a store bought PC then you should be able to contact the manufacturer for restore CDs. Some charge S&H some offer them free.

Worth a try.

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:10 PM

If you can somehow access your hard drive you can use the Belarc Advisor or magical jellybean to find the key
http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

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