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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It also takes quite a while for the installation to complete and before you play the game you have to enter a CD-key number to complete the installation and start the game.
This basically means they will provide you with unlimited CD-keys for a game you've purchased.
Don't forget your Windows 95 and Office CDs or equivalent and their CD-keys, in case you have to configure any strange drivers.