Login    Forum    Search    FAQ

Board index » Upgrading and Repairing Forum » Windows OS




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Windows XP Registry Scanner
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 31, 2007 8:37 pm
Posts: 201
Location: St. Louis, MO
Hello,

I recently upgraded a PC for a friend of mine by installing a brand new blank hard drive and 4GB of RAM. I installed a fresh Retail build of Windows 7, and have begun to reinstall all of the programs and data that the user had on the previous hard drive. He likes MS Office and WordPerfect, so, after performing the office install, we moved on to the WordPerfect install. Herein lies the problem. Although he had the install discs for WordPerfect, he did not have the insert that contained the serial number.

We did move the previous hard drive that used to be the primary boot drive and it is now in use as a slave drive. Most of the data on the drive has been moved to the new larger "C" drive.

Is there a way to scan the registry files on the drive that contains the old XP operating system to obatin the key for his WordPerfect build? Is there a way that he can contact the publisher and prove that he has a legitimate purchase of WordPerfect to obtain his serial number? I am not familar with version numbers, but, I am thinking this is version 10 or thereabouts, and all he is missing is the card that contains the serial number, which is probably exactly what he would need to prove that his copy is genuine.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Windows XP Registry Scanner
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:50 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:44 am
Posts: 5902
Quote:
Is there a way to scan the registry files on the drive that contains the old XP operating system to obatin the key for his WordPerfect build?

You can use a keyfinder program like LicenseCrawler or SoftKeyRevealer to scan the system (registry) for product keys. There are many other keyfinder programs available, but I do believe the two I recommended will find WordPerfect keys. Since these programs will normally only scan the registry on the boot drive, to scan the registry on a secondary or slave drive you can temporarily load the hive into the booted system registry before scanning.

Quote:
Is there a way that he can contact the publisher and prove that he has a legitimate purchase of WordPerfect to obtain his serial number?

You can definitely contact the publisher (Corel). If you do, let me know what they tell you.

Quote:
I am not familar with version numbers, but, I am thinking this is version 10 or thereabouts...

Your friend could also purchase another copy of WordPerfect 10 or even the latest WordPerfect Office X5 for a relatively low price.

Let me know what the final solution turns out to be. Scott.


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

Board index » Upgrading and Repairing Forum » Windows OS


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron