Two years ago I bought an Asus laptop with Windows Vista pre-installed. I also received a recovery DVD with it. I now want to reinstall Windows and fully format the hard drive - however, the sticker with the Windows product key under the laptop is unreadable.
I tried recovering the key with ProduKey and similar software but they show another product key - it is different from the sticker's key (I checked on another Asus laptop and on my Dell laptop).
Is it possible to reinstall the operating system with the product key obtained from ProduKey? If not, how can I retrieve the product key? It seems stupid that it was only placed on the sticker that is destroyed after some time if you frequently hold the laptop on your lap.