If you don't know where your "license" for the upgrade is, then...
"A personal digital locker is created for you when you purchase a Windows
Vista upgrade. Your digital locker stores your product keys and purchase
information which, when used together, allow you to reinstall your upgrade
if necessary. A copy of your upgrade is also stored in your digital locker.
To access your upgrade in your digital locker for recovery:
Click Start, and then click Control Panel. Double-click the digital locker
icon. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Digital Locker website.
"bobczar" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks for the reply Mark, my question is than once taken back to factory
> settings I just need to place my upgrade disk in and it shoud upgrade
> prompting me to purchase again? I have the product ID 20 digit key, is
> the license file? If not where can I find this file to make a copy of?
> Thanks in advance. I have just been getting the run around from MS.
> "Mark" wrote:
>> WAU product key is embedded in the Executable Upgrade License file you
>> from WAU.
>> While you can look at it with Belarc (once installed) or in the license
>> with Notepad, it won't do you any good.
>> You do not need the key to upgrade, you need the license file.
>> You must have Home Premium installed and activated for this license to
>> as an upgrade.
>> "bobczar" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > My laptop came with Vista Home Premium Edition installed on it. I used
>> > the
>> > Window Anytime upgrade disk to upgrade to Ultimate which it did. My
>> > problem
>> > is that it did not give me a 25 key for the upgrade. It just upgraded
>> > my
>> > laptop. I now need to take the laptop back to factory settings due to
>> > security issues with the media player and all I have is the product ID
>> > from
>> > the My computer property page. Can I upgrade my machine to the Ultimate
>> > with
>> > this 20 number code or do I need the 25 key code? I don't have the code
>> > and
>> > in contacting Windows they want $59. just to talk to tech support??
>> > Can I
>> > find this code in the registry? Any help is appreciated, for I don't
>> > want
>> > to
>> > pay for the upgrade twice....