|I ran regedit.|
And then selected CurrentVersion.
I do not see a registry entry for ProductKey. There is an entry for ProductID, but it is not 5 groups of 5 digits. It is 5-3-6-5 digits long, the second one being OEM. I opened up my windows 95 retail version box and found the Certificate of Authenticity. It shows the product key as a group of digits 3-7 in length. And someone penciled in the ProductID number on it, but it does not match the one on the machine nor does it contain OEM in it.
Edit: I tired to run Belarc and Magical Jelly Bean, but both just say they expected a newer version of windows and can not run or something along those lines.
Also, I searched through my software disc's and found a recovery CD (which I have never used) for an NEC ready computer and it has a Product ID# printed on its Certificate of Authenticity but no ProductKey unlike the other Certificate I mentioned above.
Anyway, I'm just thinking maybe these recovery discs & OEM CD's don't even ask you for a product key, which is why I am not seeing one in the registry?
Then again, I did do something different during the install. I can't remember how exactly. I seem to remember the retail floppy set I have being windows 95a or b. And I needed 95c for the USB support. And I may have used both that floppy install set and a different OEM disk w/USB support to get those drivers during install somehow. The PC will ask me for floppy disks when I want to change something, which seems to indicate to me that it is the retail version.
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