Lost MS Windows Product Key

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by redjellydonut, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. redjellydonut macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2006
    Hey all,

    I'm in a bind. I've previously installed Windows XP on my MacBook, but have subsequently uninstalled it and removed my Windows partition. I need to reinstall Windows but have lost the product key for the Windows installation disk. Does anyone know if the Windows product key might reside somewhere within the Mac OS from the previous installation?

    Thanks for the help.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Look onto the CD into the i386 folder and search for the UNATTENDED.txt file.

    Mac OS X does not have anything to do with your Windows installation.
  3. nate8nate macrumors newbie


    Jul 5, 2010
    If you can't find the product key, you can always activate Windows by phone; That almost always works.

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