How Can I Find Out my XP CD Key?

Is there a way to retrieve the XP install key without having to deal with Microsoft. I have my original XP upgrade disk but not the case and the key was on the case. - D.R.

The easiest way is to use a freeware recovery tool called RockXP, which allows you to retrieve the product key that you used when you originally installed XP, and as an added bonus, will let you recover usernames and passwords that are contained in the Windows Secure Storage. You can download it from the Snapfiles Web site at