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software serial number

by gizmops / June 30, 2004 12:52 AM PDT

I need to do a complete reboot and reload of my software, I have lost the serial number from 1of my original cd roms. Is there a program I can run to list my software and serial numbers.

Many thanks

Ralph

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Re: software serial number
by HerbChong / July 2, 2004 9:52 AM PDT
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not if you have done a clean install of your hard drive, beginning with a format. you have to convince the vendor that you are a legitimate registered user and require a reminder of your serial number. only if you had taken backups would you have had a chance.

Herb..

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Re: software serial number
by gizmops / July 2, 2004 11:23 PM PDT

Hi, Thanks for your reply. I have not done the clean install yet. Do I have to create a complete backup or only for the application that I have the oroginal cdrom for but lost the documentation with the serial number on.And how do I do a backup.

Regards

Ralph

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Re: software serial number
by HerbChong / July 4, 2004 10:44 AM PDT

at this point, you ought to search the registry for the number. if it is in there, then you need to make a hard copy for safe keeping. is this a downloaded program? if it is a CD and you don't have a physical copy of the serial number, it's possible that there is no place on the computer where it is kept. the number may only allow the setup program to run.

Herb...

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