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Someone Please Help! Windows XP Lost Key For Activation But Have Original CD, HELP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ChristianM, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. ChristianM

    ChristianM Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2007
    Like a dumba** I misplaced my box which had my key in it. I did not register my
    product. My roommate threw my box away on accident. I formatted my computer last
    night and when it asked me to enter a key, I realized I didnt have it. Now my computer
    is STUCK at that screen until I can enter the key. First thing I want to ask, is
    WHY Microsoft does not place the key ON the CD itself. I know I am not the first
    one to have this problem. It would be much more convenient if it was on there.
    Secondly, how can I find out what the Key is or do I just have to pay another 100
    dollars for a new key? Someone please help me without having to spend money I do
    not have.
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    Sep 7, 2004
    Hi and welcome to TSG :),

    Sometimes you will find the 25 character key on the side / back of the casing on a Microsoft sticker.

    Failing that a phone call to Microsoft to explain may get you a replacement - have the receipt to hand if you still have it otherwise you may well need some persuasive powers.
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