A. You’re lucky. There is a freeware (no charge) tool that will retrieve the CD key code for Windows operating systems. And while I don’t want to deliver a sermon, I do hope this loss is a wake-up call for you: Always store CD key codes in a safe place; the loss of a code could mean the loss of the application if you need to reload it. I learned the lesson the hard way. When I asked a software publisher to supply a replacement key code, he correctly demanded to see proof that I had bought it. Fortunately I had it.
The freeware program is called Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder. It downloads quickly and the instructions are clear. Get it at www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml .