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Can I get a windows product key from my laptop which used to have windows xp/7?

I have a laptop which used to have windows 7 (and xp when it was originally purchased). However, I formatted the disk and now have Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I heard that the product key is embedded ...
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How can I recover the activation key of a damaged, non-booting Windows 10?

Note: it is a legal company machine. Unfortunately, my co-worker responsible for the keys isn't reachable any more. But I (representing my employer) am legal user of the keys in that currently non-...
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Extract Windows XP cd key from eeePC recovery partition

I have an eeePC 1005 HE where the Windows XP CD key has become unreadable on the sticker (apparently it fades out by design). I'd like to retrieve the CD key (or the one that was used in the ...