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Old 11-22-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Reinstall of Windows

I have two computers that are currently running Windows XP. I need to reinstall the operating system on one of the machines, but I only have one reinstall CD. Now the license keys are stamped on the side panels of both boxes so I have valid keys, but if I use the reinstall CD it never asks for me to enter the keys. Are the keys stored somewhere inside the reinstall CD or somewhere else.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:41 PM   #2
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There could many possible options why this happens. One could be that on the hard drive, the first sector or two it might be stored there. From my understand Dell and HP company's do this all the time to be efficient.

With that said, have you ever DBANed or hopped in linux and wiped all your partitions?
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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No I have not. I still want to use Windows on this machine, I have another machine that I have UBUNTU loaded on. Is there any way to tell if license keys match the on the box? I don't want to try and get windows updates if I don't have the correct license keys on this machine.
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Default Re: Reinstall of Windows

you can get pieces of software (tiny apps) that tell you what key is installed.

with a little googling, i found this one i have used in the past...

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:15 PM   #5
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