Retrieve your XP Product Key [CD Key]
Clean Install XP
XP Repair Install
View XP Key
Important information you must read to determine the validity of the key retrieved by the key finder utilities and system resource utilities listed in the links below.
If the above applies to your situation continue to the information and key retrieval resources listed below.
The utility "ViewkeyXP" showcased by the web page title no longer works
After you download the utility file below, you can simply select open and then click on the file to view your encrypted Product Key. If you would like to save the file to your hard drive, select save and designate the location. You will need to remember the location, I avoid saving downloaded applications to a My Documents folder and create a folder named download where I direct my downloads to download sub folders. This protects the files from accidental loss if the system must be reinstalled and not repair installed.
ViewKeyXP no longer works on SP2, use this link to Keyfinder.zip
To view your key from Internet Explorer; click this link [Keyfinder] and select open from the file download options. To save to disk; choose save. If using Netscape, in the save window, right click with mouse pointer over keyfinder.exe and select open from the menu.
Other resources to view your XP Product Key.
Advisory: There is no need to pay for a resource to find the Product Key, even one listed in the ad links on this web page. If the key retrieved is the one used by the OEM to install the original system, that will be the only key retrievable. Paying for a key retrieval tool will not retrieve the valid key.
RockXP: Retrieve, change, Product Keys and more.
AIDA32: Still available, but no longer updated.
Belarc Advisor Free Personal PC Audit (version 6.1f).Related articles to change a key when the invalid message or situation listed below is relevant to your configuration.