Sunday, July 5, 2009

How to find your windows XP product key

I have only tried it on a XP Professional CD, but it should work for the Home and OEM versions of Windows XP from restore disks.

How-To: Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:

  • Insert Windows XP cd into a working computer
  • Exit the Autorun introduction
  • Open “My Computer”
  • Right Click on the Windows XP cd-rom drive and select explore.
  • Open the USWXP32P_ZX folder. (It may be as a hidden folder. If you cannot locate the folder, you may also search for unattend.txt and mark “Search Hidden Files”.)
  • Open the sysprep folder
  • Open unattend.txt

Your CD’s product key is contained within the unattend.txt file.

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