Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:19 AM
My friend's laptop died and he is going through the horrors of a total reformat and warned me I should be getting my recovery plan inline BEFORE it happens. I use my computer a lot and am not a novice but have always put this off because "it will never happen to me." But now I think I need to get off my but and do it. I can find a lot of my serial numbers on the cases but some of the older software (especially the software that I bought as a download) is getting difficult to find the serial numbers. Is there somewhere I can go into my computer's hard drive and find them. Or is it more complicated like in the Registry. Or is it even possible at all. Again, this is not someone looking for illegal key cracks. I buy my software (I even download my music legally) and am not looking for cheats. Just looking for a way to recover my legaly purchased serial numbers so I can document them (on paper) and have them ready in case the worst happens in the future.
Also, I know that going their website and getting them is an option but I shamefully admit that I did not register all my software in my rookie years. Just dumb old procrastonation, dumb move, but not the first or last. Any pointers would be appreciated and if are withholding the solution because you think I am trying to cheat for illegal codes just let me know how I can prove that it was legal and I will. I state again, I am not looking to steal!