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Old 09-09-2006, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a way to get the code after starting a repair install?

I know how to find it in windows but the problem is I had to do a repair install on somebodies computer. Now I didn't relise that the code on the computer was for WinME and not XP I can't get ahold of the owner until Monday and wanted to have it done by then.
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Look on your tower, you should find it somewhere on there, if you haven't already tried.
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The code thats on there is for ME. Which I assume is what came with the computer. I need one for XP though.
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Can you boot the computer?

Edit : Can you boot the computer into windows?
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Yeah I could but nothing worked. All of the associations were messed up. So I started a repair install to fix it. Problem is now its asking for a cd key and I don't have it.

I need to know if the key would still be on the computer and if theres a way to retrieve it???
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it's normally hidden in the registry. At this point, I doubt it's there anymore. If you have another PC, you might try getting a linux live cd (**** small linux, Knoppix, ubuntu, etc) to boot your dead PC up and look around a little bit.
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Sorry, am assuming at this point he can't boot into windows anymore. if he can, then rockxp should work easy enough.
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I have RockXP but can it be booted from a floppy or something. I can't get into windows anymore. And I couldn't get the code from inside of windows before the repair because nothing would open.
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