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CD-KEY - Definition

A CD-KEY is a unique set of numbers and/or letters provided with software programs to help prevent software piracy. It is used to identify that the copy of the program is original. Without this required identification number, a user would not be able to install that particular software into a computer. Certain software such as Windows XP also use online activation to prevent multiple people using the same key.


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