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 System Find Product (CD) Key - for old PC's
I bought an old Win98 PC for $20. They even threw in an extra monitor. Great deal? Sure, but it didn't come with the Windows OEM Recovery CD and I couldn't find the product key so I can re-install a legal copy of Windows. A quick trip to Doug Knox's MVPS website got me this Visual Basic script that did the trick with no problem. I also tried it out on my WinME machine and it worked just as well. It's a good idea to keep a backup copy of your Windows CD's and the product keys if you can. You never know when you'll need them.
Website - Freeware - will not work for Win2k / WinXP
Quote from the website - Productkey.vbs is a Visual Basic Script file which will check your System Registry and retrieve the product (CD) Key that was used when you installed Windows 95/98/98SE/Millennium. This is the 25 digit key with the format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX  Note: This file requires that you are able to boot into Windows.  If you cannot boot into Windows, click HERE.
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