New version Keyfinder 2.01 Information on new version and official updated versions can be obtained from Magical Jelly Bean ] and select open from the file download options.
Vista makes you jump thru a few more hoops to view without saving to your hard drive, but it will open without saving the file to the hard drive. If using Netscape, in the save window, right click with mouse pointer over and select open from the menu.
I have an somewhat older Notebook with an original Windows XP Professional License Sticker underneath.
This Notebook was erased completely once and now I want to install a new Windows XP Professional System on it using the key that's on the sticker.
So how does a computer technician know which XP CD they should use for their clients license key?
John R from Technibbles forums has posted an excellent tip about how to visually determine the difference between Windows XP CDs.
How to determine what type of Windows XP CD you have: The way to tell if any given disk is OEM or not is to look carefully at the words in the hologram. To use an upgrade disk you’ll need a valid disk from a lower version like 2000 or ME to put in when the installer prompts you for one.
However, they usually have their license key attached to the side of their computers.The problem with different versions is the license key from one version typically wont work on another version.If you have a retail license key, it wont work on an OEM disk.Tested successfully with HP, Gateway, and Toshiba OEM product keys.
See also: Editing ISO images and Product IDs (cached copy).
After you download the utility file below, you can simply select open and then click on the file to view your encrypted Product Key.