product key

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product key

A series of letters and digits that must be entered during software installation to authorize the user. Product keys are found on the back of the CD-ROM package, inside a paper manual or on a separate sheet of paper that comes with the package. For volume licenses, where one copy of the application is installed on multiple machines, the product key must be obtained from the vendor.
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Due to the aging technology of CD key encryption and authenticity, developers have made other techniques in order to fight piracy.
Q, I lost my CD key code to Windows XP and I have to reload the operating system, which I can't do without the code.
The website is offering CD Key for GTA 5'S PC and Steam versions, which it says will be purchasable in September.
But for players who have purchased the game from outside, will have to enter the CD Key in Steam.