Obtaining the Windows 7 CD key from its installation files
My windows partition on my netbook won't start, and I'd like to do a repair install of windows XP. I have an OEM disc, but if it asks me for a serial I'd like to be able to provide the serial off my netbook.
The sticker, however, hasn't lasted and I can no longer read the serial number for windows. I have a linux partition that I'm on now, and was wondering if there was anywhere in the file system that I could find the serial that windows is installed with?
The restoration function built into the netbook isn't starting, so that's no good, either. Even if it would, from what I see it only reinstalls, which would wipe all my data.
Anyone know if it's possible to either find my key in the file system somewhere or know if the Acer Aspire One recovery partition has it in there some where?