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My goal: create a windows 7 partition on my macbook for dual boot purposes through Boot-Camp.

The problem: I bought the install disc for windows 7, but can no longer find the product key that came with the disc.

The question: How can I legally install the OS without knowing the product key (e.g. read the key from the disc itself).

Caveat: I only have access to Mac OSX at the moment, so any solution that requires windows will not work.

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You can just boot from the DVD and avoid using Boot Camp, but make sure you made a separate partition for it first – Alex Yan Apr 30 '14 at 3:04
@AlexYan It is an Air, so no DVD drive. – Moses Apr 30 '14 at 3:05
Bootable USB drives also work – Alex Yan Apr 30 '14 at 3:07
You can install Windows without having the product key, and it will work for 30 days. This means that you aren't necessarily limited to OSX while you find a solution :) – Garrulinae Apr 30 '14 at 3:25
Has this disc been used to install Windows on any other machines? If so, it may be possible to recover the key from them. – Garrulinae Apr 30 '14 at 3:28

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