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Old 02-28-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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that I can look at to see my certificate of authenticity code...? I just upgraded my system a little bit (just to hold me over until I can really upgrade it the way I want to) and I had to call Microsoft to activate my XP when I reinstalled it on a different hdd (it was the second or third hdd swap in less than a couple months)...

when I called, the lady gave me another code (all numbers) to enter in to activate my XP, it would be nice if I didn't have to call next time and could enter it in after installing or should I call beforehand and let them know that I'll be upgrading and see if they will give me a code to enter in...?
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: is there a file on my computer...

Try this program, worked for me:
http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:42 PM   #3
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Try this program, worked for me:
http://magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml
weird, everytime I download it (twice now and an earlier version once) the folder that it gets unzipped to is empty...
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:23 AM   #4
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Hey,

I agree Jellybean is a good program to find your XP code, but if you can't download that, maybe try EVEREST, I run the Ultimate version and can find my key in Operating System>Operating System>Product Key and Product ID....I can't guarantee that the free version has the Operating System feature..Here's a link

http://www.download.com/Everest-Ulti...ml?tag=lst-0-1

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Old 03-02-2007, 07:22 AM   #5
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thanks fellas, it didn't work on my computer, but it worked on my exes computer, she doesn't have winrar, maybe unzipping it is better than winraring it...?
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:02 PM   #6
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Maybe just try redownloading the file, it may have gotten corrupt when downloading it..

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Old 03-02-2007, 04:18 PM   #7
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Here, I'll up the plain exe for you:
http://fs01n4.sendspace.com/dl/d4cb8.../keyfinder.exe

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http://www.wikiupload.com/download_page.php?id=93749
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:35 PM   #8
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thanks freestyler...

much appreciated, thought it still isn't on "my" computer, I'm on the exes computer right now (I have it to "fix"), mine crapped out last night and kept saying "system failed cpu test" over and over...

I reset the cmos about 10 times and am resigned to the fact that the old processor has finally kicked the socket...

I have another socket 478 I can try to install and will probably get to it soon...
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if you still cant get it to work use WinAce to unzip the files
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