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Hidden Windows XP Serial Key

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by TheHumanBot, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. TheHumanBot

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    A day before, I am trying to pre-configure my Windows installation disc. I noticed that there is a file located in the disc that has the Product key. It contains information about how to automate the installation or upgrade so the setup runs without requiring user input.

    Where is it?
    Open windows explorer and go to the [discdrive]\I386 folder, browse for "Winnt.sif" file and drag it to notepad...
     
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    Nice find! I will check this file.
     
  3. Gauravs90

    Gauravs90 geek........

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    yes it contains original key
    users using pirated xp can see there original cd key which is different what they enter during installation.
     
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    Go suicide , dont spam here
     
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    Nice one..thx
     
  6. puneetgarg

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    where bro i was not able to find it please help !!
    it was a winnt.exe file which opened in dos and when i dragged it on notepad no such see was found i kept looking for almost 15 min
     
  7. krishnandu.sarkar

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    ^^^ Same here.......nothing found named Winnt.sif
     
  8. Aspire

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    There's no I386 Folder in C: Drive...............

    Is the serial number shown there different from the shown by Right Clicking My Computer
     
  9. krishnandu.sarkar

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    ^^^^^ No no.......

    vishalgmistry means the discdrive i.e. Win XP CD

    Thr is a folder called i386.

    Not our C:\ drive
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    btw right clicking doesn't show the serial key. The no is sumthing else. I dunno what it is. But its not the serial key.
     
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    puneetgarg Learn & Earn

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    bro its not the c drive its the discdrive
    insert the xp install cd and then see the respective folder
     
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    ok got it
    Thanks
     
  12. puneetgarg

    puneetgarg Learn & Earn

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    see if ur able to find it...coz none of them here is able to find that
     
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    there is another file also
    search for Unattend.txt in your cd
    *make sure search hidden files and folder is checked in advanced search options
     
  14. opticalmouse

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    Thank you , nice FInd
     
  15. neonlight

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    nice find :)
     
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    Unattend.txt in i386 folder has Product key. Nice Find !
     
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    nice one !! :D
     
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    hey we can also find this by installing tune up..follow this ..
    tune up-additional tool-tune up system information-window.
    but ya this is also cool.
     
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    Wow................ found...

    Hey, can u tell how can we use this unattended.txt to make the XP cd unattended.......

    Please tell me.....
     
  20. avichandana20000

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    any way to find this in vista?
     

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