View Full Version : How to recover lost Fallout 3 CD-Key

05-03-2009, 06:14 PM
Hi guys i installed fallout 3 ages ago and i'm wanting to run it on windows 7 but its asking for my cd-key. my cd-key however is gone along with my case. I keep all my CD's in a CD wallet and all my boxes empty for display.. cant find fallout 3 box...

How do i recover my cd key from vista registry and use it in Windows 7?

05-03-2009, 06:23 PM
You may be able to recover it using one of the following softwares:


05-03-2009, 06:48 PM
hey blam6 ive tried all those programs and they havent shown a lot of my games the only ones it has shown so far is
crysis, call of duty 4, crysis WARHEAD, Warcraft 3/Frozen Throne, Bioshock, Two Worlds, Battlefield 2/Special Forces.

Quite a few more dont show.. and none of my Games for Windows LIVE games show :(

Speedy Gonzales
05-03-2009, 06:58 PM
Well login to the vista pc must be there somewhere. Or load the game it may show it.

Altho, you'll probably have to remove the game off Vista, since I doubt it'll let you use the key on 2 computers

Or go into the registry on Vista, go through the programs there and see if the key is there (and readable)

05-03-2009, 06:58 PM
Give Belarc Advisor a go (http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html)

Just read the following from another forum someone else with teh same problem
Fallout 3 doesn't have a cd key, although it does have a Live access key

Another solution - This forum (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/fallout3/show_msgs.php?topic_id=m-1-47354196&pid=918428) look for the post by magus57

05-03-2009, 07:08 PM
ok ive made a discovery! there are no Games For Windows LIVE games stored in the registry!

GTA IV, Gears of War and Fallout 3 are not even located in there!

EDIT: belarc advisor didn't show any of the games for windows LIVE titles either. Thos 3 are the only LIVE titles i have