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  • Its Rohit Here.......I have lost my product key for Windows XP Professional SP2. I have the CD but could not find any key over it. Thus I am not able to reinstall the OS through that CD since I last format my Dekstop. Previously what I remember I made my Dekstop registeration under "Windows Genuine Key Advantage" . For the time I have installed the OS from my friends OS CD but I want to re-gather my Genuine CD key.

     

    Being a S/W Developer , what I think the possible solution to my issue is, anyhow if Microsoft search through its Database for my Hardware Key(which will be available to Microsoft whenever I am Online)  and Match it to find out the Previous Product Key through which I was initially registered.

     

    If all this can be done to solve out my issue. I will be very thankful to Microsoft for this favour. Eager to welcome other solution to this if possible..........

     

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 8:44 PM

Answers

  • Rohit,

    Please see the last "bullet point" of this MS KB article:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 9:39 PM
  • Julie Anne,

     

    We are sorry to hear about the Windows Media problem you are experiencing. We request all users initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool to try and identify the issue you may be having.

    Download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

    Step 2 is tell us about the COA. Tell us:
    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?
    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?
    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?
    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.
    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

     

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 12:00 AM
  • RJAxe,

     

    The Product Key for systembuilder licenses for XP Home (which is what you have) are printed on the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA), which should be affixed to the computer's case.  (If a laptop, look on the bottom.)

     

    This link will help you ID your CoA:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx
    Monday, October 15, 2007 4:15 PM

All replies

  • Rohit,

    Please see the last "bullet point" of this MS KB article:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007 9:39 PM
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    My system says its validated and for the past three hours I can not get anything done because I am unable to run Windows Media!!!  I find this whole process time consuming and very frusturating when it doesn't work correctly.  I have validated Office and Windows for the ???? time.  What Can I do do get back to work?
    Monday, August 13, 2007 11:55 PM
  • Julie Anne,

     

    We are sorry to hear about the Windows Media problem you are experiencing. We request all users initially run the Genuine Diagnostics tool to try and identify the issue you may be having.

    Download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 , then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum.

    Step 2 is tell us about the COA. Tell us:
    1. What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?
    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?
    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?
    4. DO NOT post the Product Key.
    5. Please also provide a short description of the issue you are experiencing.

    NOTE: The data collected with the Genuine Diagnostics Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you and can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

     

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum

    Tuesday, August 14, 2007 12:00 AM
  •  

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0062.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-R8Y88-DPPY8-DJ8VD
    Windows Product Key Hash: bZ1usa7A+lELqULI++sNSqK4vmQ=
    Windows Product ID: 55277-OEM-2145394-21629
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {DBE8E08C-C37E-45E4-911D-A4A246DFDE15}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.36.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: 025D1FF3-171-1
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista BRT Data-->
    Grace Flag: N/A
    Commit: N/A
    Reboot Flag: N/A
    ThreatID(s): N/A
    Wgaer.exe Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Wgaer.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: 0
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.7.18.5
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2968-80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{DBE8E08C-C37E-45E4-911D-A4A246DFDE15}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0062.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010300.2.0.hom</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-DJ8VD</PKey><PID>55277-OEM-2145394-21629</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-839522115-725345543-1606980848</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>MSI</Manufacturer><Model>MS-6712</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>Version 07.00T</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="3"/><Date>20010402000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>0A8D35E70184206B</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData>   <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    I need to install a larger hard drive but cannot reinstall Windows XP home as I have lost the Product Key. How do I obtain this information.

    Sunday, October 14, 2007 11:20 AM
  • RJAxe,

     

    The Product Key for systembuilder licenses for XP Home (which is what you have) are printed on the Certificate of Authenticity (CoA), which should be affixed to the computer's case.  (If a laptop, look on the bottom.)

     

    This link will help you ID your CoA:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx
    Monday, October 15, 2007 4:15 PM