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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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Default Lost your halo CD key? Here is how to get it back!

I take no credit for this, it was on bungie.net forums

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Note: You must have Halo PC/CE already installed with a valid CD Key.

Ok so you lost your CD Key and are afraid to uninstall Halo. Just go to Start, Run, type in regedit and hit Enter.
When it opens up, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE , SOFTWARE , Microsoft , Microsoft Games , Right click Halo, and then click Export. Save it and then open it in Notepad. Copy and Paste the DigitalProductID into a new Notepad and save it. Now backspace the slashes and make it so theres 8 hex characters per line. Meaning 8 of the 2 letter/numbers or 16 total characters in all.

Now whenever you want to install Halo or Custom Edition, type in 0's for your CD key, and go to the regedit and double click the DigitalProduct ID in there. Then just manually edit the hexes to match the Notepad ones. Voila! Multiplayer works because you edited the bad Key with a valid one!

Oh sticky mb?
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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lost your halo CD key? Here is how to get it back!

Hopefully this will never be a problem but this is good just in case
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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lost your halo CD key? Here is how to get it back!

Very good find, I almost lost my CD key a few times, so this could be very helpful.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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Now whenever you want to install Halo or Custom Edition, find a CD Key on google to install it (pretty easy and it doesnt allow you to play Multiplayer, just installs it.)
That may cross the illegally thingy rule but idk.

Good find though, I dont even know where my halo case is but where ever it is, its inside it
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Old July 6th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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Default Re: Lost your halo CD key? Here is how to get it back!

How searching for a CD key (illegally) on Google deserves a sticky is beyond me...
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Old July 6th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #6
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Didn't something like 00000-00000-00000-00000-00000 give you access, but no multiplayer?
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Old July 6th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: Lost your halo CD key? Here is how to get it back!

yeah 0's works as well.
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Old July 6th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #8
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Default Re: Lost your halo CD key? Here is how to get it back!

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How searching for a CD key (illegally) on Google deserves a sticky is beyond me...
Your right it doesn't....but that post only mentioned it as a side note (sorta).

It's telling you how to LEGALLY hack (sorta) your own halo install to allow multiplaying using your own bought and paid for keycode, if you are/were unfortunate enough to loose it.

And personally I wish i'd known about this eariler but hey well...
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Old July 6th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #9
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I took the stiker off and and put it on the side of my computer. I will never lose it

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Old July 6th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #10
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Default Re: Lost your halo CD key? Here is how to get it back!

I don't think its that big a deal, if the mods ant bungie forums didn't care about the post, then it shouldn't be that big a deal here.
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