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How can I get the product keys for software on my PC?

How can I find the product keys for my Windows operating system and software installed, like Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and other software which requires an activation key?
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Windows XP SP3 (Legal) download?

I have my CD-key sticker with me but don't have the CD anymore. Is there anywhere I can download Windows XP SP3 installation disc from?
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Finding the Windows 7 product key

I'm doing a hard drive upgrade and it might ask me for the product key again. How can I find it?
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Is there a way to establish what version a Windows 7 product key is?

I have a Windows 7 product key that I foolishly did not label. Rather than downloading and creating disks for however many different ISOs exist (Basic, Pro, Ultimate, 32-bit/64-bit, upgrade, full ...
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Installing Windows Vista without system restore CD with OEM key (ie: from underside of my laptop)

I have a family friend who needs to reformat her laptop (virus infected). She has misplaced her system restore disk. The laptop is running Vista, and has a valid Vista product key on a sticked on the ...
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Is it possible to transfer an OEM Windows 10 license?

I would like to change the drive on my laptop to a SSD. I use Windows 10 and I have two options : clone the HDD to an SSD install a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the new drive Since I would like to ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 from Dreamspark

I downloaded Windows 8 from Dreamspark and got a cd key. I was wondering, does that mean than I can install my Windows just once time with that key, or I can regularly reformat my drive and install ...
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Best way to retrieve license information

At my place of work, we have been given 80 computers from a company we bought out Now these computers have office etc installed but when inventorying them, we discovered we have no literature on them ...
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Reload OEM Windows XP

I have a computer that came with Windows XP Home (with the sticker on it that has the product key). I used it for some time with a (legally obtained) copy of Windows. Now I want to reload the ...
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How “unique” is a Windows Product Key?

I'm wondering if the Windows Product Key used for activating any Windows since XP is unique to this installation. How do OEM systems and corporate licenses fit into this scheme? Do they use the same ...
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Windows 10 digital license

I'm not sure wheter this question belongs here but here it is.. I have a laptop upgraded from windows 8.1 to windows 10 with account X. Windows activation says that my windows is activated with a ...
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Can I use multiple product keys with the same Win 7 DVD?

Instead of sending my friend 3 Win 7 DVDs, is it enough just to send 1 DVD and then email 3 product keys? Also, would a Win 7 Professional product key work if the DVD was for Home Premium?
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Is it possible to determine which version of windows XP goes with a licence key?

Is it possible to determine which version of windows XP goes with a licence key? If so, how? Full story. I got a windows xp licence key from MSDNAA while in college. I also got a Windows7 at the ...
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Any legal/Microsoft way to make Windows 7 installation legal by purchasing a key for it [duplicate]

I searched a lot and there are resources which point to e-bay and others but all that is third party. I would like to buy JUST THE KEY for Windows 7 NOT the media, so I can make the already working ...
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Can I “unactivate” a Microsoft Office 2010 key to install on a new machine?

I just acquired two Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus keys. But I'm replacing the machine that I have soon. I don't want to have to use one key on the current machine and then use up the other ...

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