Have you lost your Windows CD Key and are desperately looking for it? No backups, nothing. What do you do now? Well till you have your Original installation you can easily find the Product key without breaking a sweat.
Here are the simple steps you need to perform in order to get your Product Key from the installation CD.
(Note: This may only work for certain OEM CDs, if it does not work for you, you can check out our earlier post on how you can find your Windows XP Product key.)
- Insert the Installation CD into your CD / Drive Drive.
- Explore the CD and navigate to the i386 folder.
- Open the file UNATTEND.txt and scroll down to the last line.
- You will find your Windows XP Product key there.
We were able to find the CD key on a Windows XP Corporate Edition installation CD and would love to know if you were able to find it on your own installation CDs. Do let us know through your comments on how it went for you.
Via: [Cool Tech Tips]