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.
To deliver top-notch customer support and maintain a safe and secure service, Blizzard and The9 have implemented an authorization CD-key system for the official launch of World of Warcraft.