Finding the product key for Wndows XP Home edition RRS feed

  • Question

  • I still have my original Windows XP Home Edition CD, but have mislaid the product key. Any suggestions on how to find out what the product key is?
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:40 PM


  • Hello Kevin,

      Your question is outside my area of knowledge, but the below two support docs may be of help.

    To Replace Product Key:

    See KB811224 "How to identify, locate, and replace a product key"  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811224


    See KB824433 "Lost or misplaced product key (certificate of authenticity) for Windows" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824433
    (this doc is specific to Windows 95, 98, Millennium and Windows 2000, but should also work for XP).

    Thank you,
    Darin mS

    Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:13 PM