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Product key for disaster recov

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I'm running WinXP and the recovery wizard asks for my product key. However, my PC originally came with WinME installed and I later received an upgrade CD for XP. As far as I can tell, there was no new product key that came with the upgrade, especially since the XP registration was done online after it was installed.

 

 

 

I do have the product key on the PC that went with the original ME installation. Is this what I should use for the Retrospect disaster wizard?

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The product key requested is the same key you would use to reinstall Windows.

 

 

 

I suspect that even your XP upgrade came with some type of product key. It is in the same booklet that contained the XP CD-ROM.

 

 

 

If you don't have an XP key, just type the ME key.

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I found that if I right-click on My Computer and select Properties, the window that comes up shows my 20-digit "Product key/ID". I was able to just copy & paste this into the Retrospect dialog and the disaster recovery wizard continued OK.

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