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i have windows 7 cd but i forgot my cd key, i tried using key finder but that only shows the cd key of my OS

trying to find my windows 7 CD key but not the windows 7 CD key on my PC im trying to find the CD KEY of the CD im using
Edited by NatPC - 10/18/15 at 9:16am
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I'm confused at what you're trying to do.
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find my windows 7 CD key but not the windows 7 CD key on my PC im trying to find the CD KEY of the CD im using
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AFAIK, there's only one CDKEY in your Windows OS installation unless you installed over it there will be a Windows.Old folder in the C:\ drive. If you can't extract the key with Magic Jelly Bean Keyfinder you will need to use ProduKey to try and extract it from from the registry.
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Keys are not tied to or stored on the DVD,
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Finding the Windows Key Without Any Software (Advanced Users Only)

Assuming you can boot your computer without any problems, you can easily create a simple VBscript that will read the value out of the registry and then translate it into the format that you need for reinstalling. We’re not sure where this script came from, but reader raphoenix posted it on our forum a long time ago, so we’re sharing it here for you.

Copy and paste the following into a Notepad window:

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId"))

Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
i = 28
Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789"
Do
Cur = 0
x = 14
Do
Cur = Cur * 256
Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
Cur = Cur Mod 24
x = x -1
Loop While x >= 0
i = i -1
KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then
i = i -1
KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput
End If
Loop While i >= 0
ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
End Function

You’ll need to use File -> Save As, change the “Save as type” to “All Files” and then name it productkey.vbs or something similar ending with the vbs extension. We’d recommend saving to the desktop for easy access.

Protip: If you use CTRL + C when the popup window is active, it will copy the contents of the window to the clipboard, and then you can paste it into Notepad or somewhere else.
Use NirSoft’s ProduKey to Recover Product Keys (Even if You Can’t Boot the PC)

The easiest way to get access to your product key is with a third-party utility, and there’s nobody better at those than NirSoft. Their utilities are always crapware-free, and are always really useful. The only issue with this particular utility is that some antivirus will detect it as a false positive, because some malware might try to steal your product key.

Note: if your OEM installed your computer and used a single key for all their PCs, this key might not actually work to reinstall your computer. Keep reading for more information.

All you have to do is download ProduKey, unzip it, and then run it to immediately see all of your product keys. It’s as simple as that.
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post

Keys are not tied to or stored on the DVD,

QFT.

@OP: The one that you see in Jelly Bean and a host of other programs IS your product key for Windows 7.
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