"To replace a CD Key or Product Key, you must contact Microsoft Product Support Services.
To locate the appropriate phone number for your product, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note When you contact Microsoft Product Support Services for a replacement CD Key, you may have to pay a fee. You must also provide proof of purchase or product registration."
I never found it in some file. It was in the registry and some AIDA32 or such would show it.
It's a very important and costly number to lose. Just like losing your car keys, it costs you a little so the lesson is ground in that such is best kept in many places and in easy reach.
I misplaced my installation Key Code for Windows
Now all I have is the disk and no way to install
I know in the past I had discovered the Key
Code after installation of Windows 98 in a file
on the hard drive. I think it was a .ini file
Can anyone suggest where I might find this?