If you’re like many average Joe’s, you probably installed your Windows XP and/or Office software, and then put away your CDs, along w/ the cover that had the activation codes.
After awhile, you moved, and you have to reinstall the software for some reason. But you can’t find them! Do you have to buy new software? No!
Just do the following:
Borrow a friend’s copy of XP or Office – this in itself is not illegal. But make sure you don’t have the OEM versions that come w/ the computer like Dell or IBM. You need the retail version.