I lost the CD package of my windows vista update RRS feed

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    I bought the upgrade for windows vista home basic and I didn't install it for a while when i did install it i skiped the product key part and just installed it. Now I have 27 days left and I donn't know what happens if that runs out. I kind of lost the package of the cd so I can't find my product key, is there any more places where i can find my product key for instance microsoft if they have it stored anywhere? Or do I have to buy it again for $170?
    Thursday, December 27, 2007 4:36 AM



    Hello Savo,


      In the past, Microsoft used to store Windows Registration Information directly linked with the Product Key that the registration was submitted for. Unfortunately, due to Privacy laws and legal action, Microsoft is no longer able to store the Windows Owner's Personal Identifing Information linked to the Product Key for that Windows. Therefore, we no longer have any way of knowing what Product Key belongs to you.


    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Saturday, December 29, 2007 12:25 AM