YOU WANT TO KNOW THE WINDOWS SERIAL KEY – WHICH WAS USED TO ACTIVATE YOUR WINDOWS.
- You may be planning to re-install the windows. You may have lost the key.
- You may be selling your computer and buying a new one – but want to retain your copy of windows.
No Worries. You can retrieve your key from the computer. In this case you’ll need a running windows to get the key.
Copy and paste the following into a Notepad, save the text file and rename the file to “productkey.vbs”:
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId")) Function ConvertToKey(Key) Const KeyOffset = 52 i = 28 Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789" Do Cur = 0 x = 14 Do Cur = Cur * 256 Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255 Cur = Cur Mod 24 x = x -1 Loop While x >= 0 i = i -1 KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then i = i -1 KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput End If Loop While i >= 0 ConvertToKey = KeyOutput End Function
Now run the file “productkey.vbs”. You should see something like this:
Note it down and save it somewhere. Good luck.