2 Options to Find Windows XP Product Key

May 8th, 2013 by Admin Leave a reply »

Lost your Windows XP product key? Or the product key sticker has fadded out? Normally the product key is on a sticker on your computer or located with the manual that came with Windows XP. If you are unable to locate your product key, you’ll lose a valuable license. In this article we’ll describe two options which can help you find Windows XP product key from your Windows registry or original installation CD.

Option 1: Find Windows XP Product Key from Your Installation CD

If you have misplaced your Windows XP product key, you can still recover it from your original installation CD, by follow these steps:

  1. Insert the installation CD into your CD / DVD Drive.
  2. Explore the CD and navigate to the i386 folder.
  3. Open the file UNATTEND.txt and scroll down to the last line.
  4. You will find your Windows XP product key there.

Option 2: Find Windows XP Product Key from Windows Registry

The method above works only for certain OEM CDs. If you couldn’t locate your product key from the CD or the installation CD is inaccessible, then this option should be of help! With Product Key Finder program you can decrypt Windows XP product key which is stored in Windows registry.

To get started, download and install Product Key Finder on your computer. After installing, run the program. Click on “Start Recovery” button, it will display a list of recovery options. Choose the “From current system” option, the program will begin to find and recover your Windows XP product key in seconds!