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Is there a product key finder for a PC?

How can I find the product keys for my Windows operating system and software installed, like Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other software which requires an activation key?
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Windows XP SP3 (Legal) download?

I have my CD-key sticker with me but don't have the CD anymore. Is there anywhere I can download Windows XP SP3 installation disc from?
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Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop)

I have a family friend who needs to reformat her laptop (virus infected). She has misplaced her system restore disk. The laptop is running Vista, and has a valid Vista product key on a sticked on the ...
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Is there a way to establish what version a Windows 7 product key is?

I have a Windows 7 product key that I foolishly did not label. Rather than downloading and creating disks for however many different ISOs exist (Basic, Pro, Ultimate, 32-bit/64-bit, upgrade, full ...
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Finding the Windows 7 product key

I'm doing a hard drive upgrade and it might ask me for the product key again. How can I find it?
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Best way to retrieve license information

At my place of work, we have been given 80 computers from a company we bought out Now these computers have office etc installed but when inventorying them, we discovered we have no literature on them ...
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How “unique” is a Windows Product Key?

I'm wondering if the Windows Product Key used for activating any Windows since XP is unique to this installation. How do OEM systems and corporate licenses fit into this scheme? Do they use the same ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit to 64 bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7 or Vista, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32 ...
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Reload OEM Windows XP

I have a computer that came with Windows XP Home (with the sticker on it that has the product key). I used it for some time with a (legally obtained) copy of Windows. Now I want to reload the ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 from Dreamspark

I downloaded Windows 8 from Dreamspark and got a cd key. I was wondering, does that mean than I can install my Windows just once time with that key, or I can regularly reformat my drive and install ...
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Is it possible to determine which version of windows XP goes with a licence key?

Is it possible to determine which version of windows XP goes with a licence key? If so, how? Full story. I got a windows xp licence key from MSDNAA while in college. I also got a Windows7 at the ...
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Any legal/Microsoft way to make Windows 7 installation legal by purchasing a key for it [duplicate]

I searched a lot and there are resources which point to e-bay and others but all that is third party. I would like to buy JUST THE KEY for Windows 7 NOT the media, so I can make the already working ...
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Installing Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I have purchased Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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Can I “unactivate” a Microsoft Office 2010 key to install on a new machine?

I just acquired two Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus keys. But I'm replacing the machine that I have soon. I don't want to have to use one key on the current machine and then use up the other ...
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Microsoft Office 2007 license self-audit?

I've been given the task of getting the company I work for into compliance. I currently have 71 users with Office 2007 installed: 35 users on key A 9 users on key B 27 users on key C Here is my ...
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Install Windows 7 using MSDN ISO and Key from my newly purchased Gateway Laptop

I recently purchased a new notebook from Dell with Windows 7 Home Premium. The notebook came with lots of bloat and I want to do a fresh install of the OS and add back on, only the apps I want. The ...
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Retrieving forgotten serial number for adobe CS4

I have Adobe CS4 installed on my iMac, but I forgot where I wrote down the serial number. I want to move it to a different computer in the future, but I would need the serial number to reinstall in. ...
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How many computers can use a single Windows 7 license key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One License and multiple PCs, how does it work? I know for previous versions of Windows, you were allowed to install the same key onto 3 different computers. Is this the ...
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Can you match a Windows XP product key to a service pack release?

I have a Windows XP product key on my PC, but I'm not sure which release of Windows XP it belongs to SP1, SP2, or SP3. Is there a way I can tell without trying each one? Note: In this case, I have ...
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Moving MSDN product license key between systems

I've claimed an MSDN product license key for Win 7 for my laptop a couple of years ago. Recently I bought a new laptop and I'd like to use the same product key on the new laptop, mainly because I ...