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#1 Posted by ThePostalWorker (839 posts) -
I have a bunch of games that I bought installed on my PC, and I lost the key codes for them. Is there any way to find your key code of an installed game through some program file? I want to copy it down so I can reinstall the game on my new PC. Thanks.
#2 Posted by beex215 (1198 posts) -
i think you are out of luck.most keys are on the case or the manual.
#3 Posted by sircyrus (6358 posts) -

i think you are out of luck.most keys are on the case or the manual.beex215
Yep. If you have the bill you may be able to contact the publisher and convince them to give you a new one but I highly doubt they'd do that.

I'd recommend using a sharpie to write CD-keys right on the CD/DVD for your games. You'll never lose it that way.

#4 Posted by VauxhalI (909 posts) -
There's programs for some games that let you actually change the key-code, I don't know too much them though.
#5 Posted by Rob_101 (3291 posts) -
Theres a program that I used to view my windows xp cd key so there might be ones for other programs, just try searching around.
#6 Posted by Byshop (12856 posts) -

Actually if you still have the old installs available you can locate the keys usually. They are often stored as part of a text configuration file or as a registry key in plain text. If you can locate the key, it's usually perfectly readable. However, the exact location of a key varies by game to game. For example, Battlefield 2142 stores its key in the registry at \HKLMSoftwareEA GamesBattlefield 2142ergcREG_SZ. Neverwinter Nights 2 stores these values in a text file in the install directory. It's different for every game.

-Byshop

#7 Posted by mackattack777 (78 posts) -

Actually if you still have the old installs available you can locate the keys usually. They are often stored as part of a text configuration file or as a registry key in plain text. If you can locate the key, it's usually perfectly readable. However, the exact location of a key varies by game to game. For example, Battlefield 2142 stores its key in the registry at HKLMSoftwareEA GamesBattlefield 2142ergcREG_SZ. Neverwinter Nights 2 stores these values in a text file in the install directory. It's different for every game.

-Byshop

Byshop

ooooooooohhhhhh dude you have no idea how much you just helped me ( I lost my 2142 key ) Thank you VERY much thats just awsome.

Woohoooo!

#8 Posted by The_PC_Gamer (2910 posts) -

Theres a program that I used to view my windows xp cd key so there might be ones for other programs, just try searching around.Rob_101

Thats because Windows key is there for you (on the front of you case, for OEM versions of windows), while the key for games are only on the manual/box.

#9 Posted by Rob_101 (3291 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rob_101"]Theres a program that I used to view my windows xp cd key so there might be ones for other programs, just try searching around.The_PC_Gamer

Thats because Windows key is there for you (on the front of you case, for OEM versions of windows), while the key for games are only on the manual/box.

I know that, my case didn't have that tho. I was just saying there IS programs out there that can locate your CD key for you for different programs.

#10 Posted by glenmard (1 posts) -
Do you have a gaming account where I can find my games that I downloaded under glenmard. My computer is new and I didn't have the smarts to save the games. I especially need the code numbers as I seem to have a list of some of them that I had. Thank you - Marilynn Dingman marilynnpaints@gmail.com