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How To Retreive W2k Product Key From The Cd?


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#1 madman6510

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:40 PM

Is there any program out there that will let me put the CD in my XP computer, and it will scan the disk for the product key? I've Google searched it, but it keeps giving me a bunch of stuff that needs 2000 to be actually installed first, and a bunch of bad downloads. Can someone post a link to this program? TY in advance.

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:06 PM

Hate to be the bearer of sad tidings, madman6510, but the product key is not in the data on the CD.

It's usually on the CD envelope, jewel case, or on the product license.


All of the CD's are essentially the same. You'll need that Product key to install it.


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 06:09 PM

Have you already installed that CD on your system?

If so, we may be able to provide you with a program that will scan your PC's HD and give you the Product Key.

Perhaps - Magic Jelly Bean?

Hey, I just find 'em, I don't name 'em!

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Edited by JohnWho, 09 July 2007 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, the CD is already on the PC, but it's asking for the key during the installation. I'll go try that program.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 09:55 PM

Nope, that program requires the OS to be installed and FUNCTIONAL. I need some kind of utility that can go into the registry while the PC is in the setup stage (bootable floppy maybe?) and retrieve a working product key.

EDIT: Is there any program out there that will let me install the hard drive on a functional PC, and read it from there?

Edited by madman6510, 09 July 2007 - 10:01 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:02 PM

Nope. Magical Jelly Bean keyfinder reverses the hash used when you first input the product code, and the product code is used to generate the hash, mainly based on your bios id string and other pieces of hardware. There is no actual product code in the CD, just a product series ID, which must match the product key block assigned to that particular series of windows, which comes from another hash table. IOW, there is no product key on the hard drive until windows is fully installed.
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 08:14 AM

Yep, what oldf@rt said.

I was hoping that you had already put the Product Key in the copy you had on the HD, but now I can see that you hadn't gotten to that stage.

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