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    CD-Key recovery

    I've just been given an old P4 at work. I want to reinstall since the current installation is infested with virus and malware. I was given all the original CDs that came with it(OS, drivers, ect) but they tossed all the rest so I need to know if there is a way to get the CD-key off the current installation, I'm guessing it's an oem version but I can't guarantee...
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    Have you looked on the case itself? It is usually affixed to the computer case.

    Otherwise, Everest Home Edition can tell you the key.
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    You can also use the sandra benchmarking tool to recover the CD key.
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    Try Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder. I think it should do the trick for you.
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    tried everest home and it's telling me to get corporate version...I'll try sandra and the bean thing next.

    Bingo on the bean...thanks...an other P2 400mhz saved from trash can...
    Last edited by Tekko; 03-12-06 at 04:21 PM.
    Opteron 148 on a DFI CFX3200
    OCZ 2x1Gb plat PC 4000
    X1900xtx
    Seasonic S12-600w PSU
    CMStacker 810 and more sanyo denki then I need
    2x74gb WD raptor 10k rpm + 200gb WD 7200 rpm

    8.1Ghz Folding 24/7

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    I believe they discontinued the home everst free edition unless I am mistaking, but yeah I would stick to sandra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProf
    I believe they discontinued the home everst free edition unless I am mistaking, but yeah I would stick to sandra.

    the original pac-man game has been discontinued for at least 20 years but I'm pretty sure you can still find it in under 10 min with a good search engine...everest home is not supported but can still be downloaded via third-party sites
    Opteron 148 on a DFI CFX3200
    OCZ 2x1Gb plat PC 4000
    X1900xtx
    Seasonic S12-600w PSU
    CMStacker 810 and more sanyo denki then I need
    2x74gb WD raptor 10k rpm + 200gb WD 7200 rpm

    8.1Ghz Folding 24/7

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    pop "belarc advisor" into the browser of the machine in question if its still running and can intarface with the internets ( )

    download the client and install, once you do this, run the program and it will have a long "rap sheet" on the computer, including any license keys installed and what programs used internally.

    I've done this to salvage XP cd keys, office cd keys, and lots of other stuff thats handy to have later on a different machine.


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