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How To-Find a lost Windows product key.
Help I lost my product key and can't reinstall. If you lost your Windows product key, or maybe you bough your computer with Windows pre-installed with no install CD with a product key sticker on it. In order for you to install reinstall or upgrade to Microsoft Windows you need to have access to the Windows Product Key for that version of the Windows OS (operating system).
Typically your Windows product key can be found on a sticker on the installation CD case or on a certificate of authenticity card. You can also find the product key on a small Microsoft sticker on the outside back of your computers case.
If you lose you Windows product key or you no longer have access to the product key, you will effectively lose your Windows
license if you ever need to re-install or upgrade the OS (operating system). These steps will help you find you Windows product key.