How do I find a product key?

Microsoft Works suite 2000
November 1, 2010 at 07:13:50
Specs: Windows 95
How do I find a product key for Microsoft works suite 2000? When I try to install it asks for a 25 character product key and the product key with it is only 19 characters.

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November 1, 2010 at 09:50:44
Generally the product keys are not written to the installation disks. The disks contain a formula to determine if the key you enter is valid. That way they can make all the disks the same.

If the software is already installed on a computer you can sometimes find the key with diagnostic software like Belarc Advisor. It goes into your registry to find the keys.

I don't know why your keys are of different lengths. Is it possible one is a product ID rather than a product key? The key comes with the disk. The ID is created when you install it on your computer.

Sometimes using google and the correct search terms you can find lists of product keys for various OS's and software. But if the software needs to be registered with MS, the keys you find on the internet aren't much good as they've already been used.

Are you sure Works 2000 will run with windows 95?

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November 1, 2010 at 10:11:42
Sounds like you may be trying to install a copy of Works that came bundled with a computer. In that case it probably won't work. I could be wrong.

What is the history of the Works 2000 disk? Is it a retail version?

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November 14, 2010 at 18:30:38
"Are you sure Works 2000 will run with windows 95?"

it should, DAVEINCAPS. I have the MS Works Suite 6.0 (2001) CD [OEM version - doesn't ask for product key] and I installed it on a Win95 osr2.5 system a few years ago. therefore Works 2000 should also work under Win95.

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