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#1 16 years ago

I'm going to leave this sticky up for a little while so that we can make things a little clearer. From now on I'm removing all links to CD key changers or any program having to do with CD keys. It's a personal pet peeve of mine that people think they have to use a third-party program to view or change their private CD key. I'm sure there are people who are going to say "What the hell! Why the hell you doing that!?!? I just wrote a new program for that!". The problem is, some people aren't as honest as you. They may write trojans into their programs or they may have their program send CD keys to the writer. CD keys are personal and without one you won't be playing online. Especially on Punkbster-enabled games. It's a risk that can be easily avoided by simply not using these programs.

I'm trying to make people a bit smarter so they don't fall for these tricks. The programmers write them with the sole intention that somebody will see the need for their program and use it without fully knowing what the program is doing.

You can safely check your CD key by following these steps: Press Start -> Run. Enter "regedit" in the box and press OK. Navigate to the following directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Activision There are two more folders, Call of Duty and if you've got it, Call of Duty United Offensive. Your CD key is the value next to "key".


What are these damn animals?

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#2 16 years ago

I think its best to leave this one closed, Soviet.

:lock: and added to sticky list