How to avoid entering serial when installing Windows?

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  1. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to install Windows on Bootcamp without it requiring you to enter the serial manually?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    So, you are asking us to help you to get your illegally downloaded Windows to work?

    Windows asks for serial, not Bootcamp... Is there a way to install Photoshop or other software without serial? I doubt it.
     
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well well just the other day I found my old Windows XP CD and unfortunately I have no idea where I placed the serial, that's why I was asking if there was a way...
     
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    Not with XP I think. You can skip that step with Windows 7
    and enter the number later.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Where did the disk come from? If it is still actively installed on another computer (i.e. you'll be transferring it and won't use it on the other one anymore), you can pull the key off that computer (see link below). If not, and you have a disc, you might possibly be able to get a new key issued (like in the link as well).

    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/osproductkeys/ht/windows-product-key-replacement.htm
     

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