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Where does Windows store Product Key for Streets & Trips?
myaceriscrap
Hello everyone! Wow, I love the internet, there is a forum for everything!! Ok, now to my problem. I purchase Streets&Trips 2009(GPS), installed and activated on my craptop, but I lost the &^&#% CD case, left in the rental car and of course they haven't seen it. Now I'm screwed if my system crashes and have to reinstall the software. I called MS and they told me it would be $32 for a replacement disk and another $10 for a new product key. They would not tell me how to find it in my registry. Shocker. I've tried several keyfinder programs but they won't find it, one only found the product ID. There has to be a way to find the product key in the registry. Anyone know how?
tcassidy
I'm missing your point here. If you had to buy a new DVD anyway and the product is already good for 2 computers, What would be the advantage of knowing the key. If you are concerned about your Acer, clone the hard drive. Then recovery is a no brainer.

Terry
myaceriscrap
I would just like to have my product key that I paid $75 for and it should be in the registry (Vista).........somewhere.
tcassidy
I think it is hidden in an xml file in the S&T folder. This seems to be the latest trend as we have seen with Mobile PC as well. I do not think it appears anywhere in the registry.

Terry
myaceriscrap
That must be the case because I can't find it or any info on the net.
myaceriscrap
Ok, I've exhausted every avenue to find this with no luck. I don't want to buy another hard drive just to clone. What I am doing here is trying to prevent from having to buy the software disk again. Would anyone be willing to give me their part no. off their disk. Then they can generate a new product key off of that but I still have to pay $10 and this would not prevent you from doing the same with the same part no. in the future. This is a legit attempt to recover my product key and not something dishonest. I have my product ID which means I'm legit. Anyway, just thought I would ask.
jhinman
I can do one better, link to download the full program. The downloadble trial version is the same as the version on the CD. If you but a Product Key in it will become the full version.

ON edit: sorry I thought you needed the disk, didn't realize you need it for them to generate the product key. Don't have my disk with me.
myaceriscrap
No problem. I'm still trying to find a solution. Thanks for responding.
bds12251
There are several free programs that can retrieve product keys used to install applications.....I had this happen when I lost my Microsoft Office CD case. I was able to get it back

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/productkeysactivation/tp/topkeyfinder.htm is a link to 6 such applications. Dont know if any will work for S&T but, theres nothing to lose!

BDS
myaceriscrap
I have tried all the available free keyfinders I could find but the most I have come up with is just the product ID. Thanks for responding, I will continue to search. Could be because it's new software from Microsoft? Who knows.
myaceriscrap
Still no luck.
jsnoik
I don't know if what I am suggesting will work for you. But....

I have downloaded a program called Belarc Adviser. It does a look at your system and advises what it finds. This includes installed software, hardware, security patches and more.

With the programs, it does supply some Keys. It shows me the ST2007 info, but no key for it. I only have the trial version of 2009, which has expired. (Did not find a local source that was reasonably priced, yet.)

Figured it may be worth a try. And the other info about your system may be interesting.
thelt
I guess I'm just SOL cause I've lost my cd and the laptop crashed. Bought a new laptop and can't find my CD. I guess I have to repurchase.
Marvin Hlavac
Hi thelt, welcome to the forums. Don't buy it, yet. Download the 60-day trial, instead. That will give you 60 days time to find your lost DVD.
thelt
Is the free download the gps enabled version?
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