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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vunutus View Post
    Except his disc and my disc are the EXACT same thing. Byte for byte, there is no difference. We both legally paid for the discs. The only thing different about what we paid for is the product key. I am NOT using my product key. I am attempting to get HIS product key that he PAID FOR. It's pretty absurd to compare that to pirating the OS.

    Besides, if you actually DO pirate Windows and Microsoft detects your product key as invalid they allow you to purchase another product key and use it on that installation, which ultimately means you are using a different product key than the disc you installed from, yet Microsoft allows, and encourages, it.
    I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), A+, and Linux+ certified. Tell your friend to contact Microsoft Tech Support if you don't want to share the blessing of Ubuntu and open source software with him (legally). This is an Ubuntu forum, not Windows.
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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by theozzlives View Post
    I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), A+, and Linux+ certified. Tell your friend to contact Microsoft Tech Support if you don't want to share the blessing of Ubuntu and open source software with him. This is an Ubuntu forum, not Windows.
    So you resort to trolling my topic instead of providing any helpful information? Linux is not an option for what he needs to do, and my question (if you even bothered to read it) has very much to do with Ubuntu.

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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vunutus View Post
    So you resort to trolling my topic instead of providing any helpful information? Linux is not an option for what he needs to do, and my question (if you even bothered to read it) has very much to do with Ubuntu.
    I'm a human being, and probably do anything to fix a friends computer. Here I am "The Ozz" Microsystems. I have a Windows XP computer that my fax and printers are hooked to. I'm running Windows 7 in a VirtualBox to get AOL (and for research). There are not many programs that either Linux has a replacement for, or can be run with WINE.

    The only advice I can give as a professional computer tech/consultant is call Microsoft, buy Windows, or go to Ubuntu (or another Linux flavor).
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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by theozzlives View Post
    I'm a human being, and probably do anything to fix a friends computer. Here I am "The Ozz" Microsystems. I have a Windows XP computer that my fax and printers are hooked to. I'm running Windows 7 in a VirtualBox to get AOL (and for research). There are not many programs that either Linux has a replacement for, or can be run with WINE.

    The only advice I can give as a professional computer tech/consultant is call Microsoft, buy Windows, or go to Ubuntu (or another Linux flavor).
    The main reason he uses a computer is for a digital voice recorder. The recorder in question requires a specific program to run (it will not function as USB storage), and that program will not work in Wine.

    Buying another copy of Windows would be ridiculous considering he recently did just that.

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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vunutus View Post
    The main reason he uses a computer is for a digital voice recorder. The recorder in question requires a specific program to run (it will not function as USB storage), and that program will not work in Wine.

    Buying another copy of Windows would be ridiculous considering he recently did just that.
    Then Google for windows+forum and try to troubleshoot the problem. You can run the live CD on his computer to get on the net, make a note of ALL error messages, etc. Then there's the option of tech support. I've spent way to much time talking about Windows here... I'm gone.

    P.S. You can probably fix the current install unless it's malware.
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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by theozzlives View Post
    I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), A+, and Linux+ certified. Tell your friend to contact Microsoft Tech Support if you don't want to share the blessing) of Ubuntu and open source software with him (legally). This is an Ubuntu ti forum, not Windows.
    well... A+, Net+, Security+, MCSA and CCNA here. see two can play that game

    contrary to popular belief, installing from your own CD is fine as long as your not dealing with an OEM copy. You only cross that legal line when you insert a stolen or fraudulent key.

    I would suggest using BartPE to create a bootable windows enviroment, you'll need your install disk for that. Although the key is stored in the registry, it is done so in an encrypted format. Get a copy of magical jellybean keyfinder. There may be a BartPE plug-in for it, but it might be easier to just put it on a USB key.

    good luck.
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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by theozzlives View Post
    I got an idea to help your friend, burn him an Ubuntu CD he'll be better off.
    I agree or otherwise hit up the Windows forums.
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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    I also agree with Theozzlives


    But to answer your question , I use Linux to repair Windows machines professionally and there is no way to do what your asking to do , honestly because any professional who would need a key or have the ability to write a program to do what you need to do would have the ability to do it legitimately.
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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by sx66gns View Post
    I also agree with Theozzlives


    But to answer your question , I use Linux to repair Windows machines professionally and there is no way to do what your asking to do , honestly because any professional who would need a key or have the ability to write a program to do what you need to do would have the ability to do it legitimately.
    Actually, the very program I mentioned to do the job is included on the Server 2003 R2 extras disk

    EDIT: Although I agree with the windows forum suggestion
    Last edited by Scotty Bones; May 17th, 2009 at 06:33 AM.
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    Re: Get Windows XP product key from Ubuntu live CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Bones View Post
    Actually, the very program I mentioned to do the job is included on the Server 2003 R2 extras disk

    EDIT: Although I agree with the windows forum suggestion
    ohh yea , using BartPE and then installing Magic jelly bean is a good idea and will work , but what a pain in the **** mate , I mean geez.

    But I appreciate your "Adapt and over come" mentality If I could find people like that to come and fix pc's I'd get allot more done.
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