Re-install 2000 Pro

Re-install 2000 Pro

Post by T Ritche » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 12:25:16

I purchased a new computer with 2000 Pro installed.

It has some glitches.

I have the software.

I DO NOT have the 25 character Product Key which is
necessary to reload it.

Microsoft says they can't supply it.

The manufacturere of my computer consistently refuses to
respond to my request (for nearly one year).

The manufacturer is a number of states away from my

Can anyone help? Please!


Re-install 2000 Pro

Post by Bruce Cham » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 12:31:08

Greetings --

The Windows 25-character Product Key (required to perform the
installation) is stored on the CD packaging on a bright orange sticker
that says "Do not lose this number." If it was an OEM (factory
installed) license, it's stored on a label that the PC manufacturer
affixed to the exterior of the PC case, or on the bottom of a laptop.

To recover a lost Product Key:

If it was a retail license and you have proof of purchase:

How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware ;en-us;326246

If it was an OEM license, you should contact whomever sold you the
OS; although very few manufacturers/vendors keep records of the
Product Keys they've sold, it's worth a try before you have to buy a
new license.

Bruce Chambers

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. -- RAH


Re-install 2000 Pro

Post by tlrut » Thu, 04 Sep 2003 12:42:07

sticker from microsoft to the computer case, that sticker
has the product key on it. The sticker is only about 1
1/2 inches by 3/4 inches long. Good luck